Kelly Carámbula is a graphic designer, writer and publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. A recovering picky eater, she chronicles her adventures in the kitchen, often inspired by farmers market finds, and her weekly happy hours on her blog, eatmakeread. Kelly is also the founder, designer and publisher for the independent food magazine, Remedy Quarterly. She loves polka dots, wild strawberries, and exploring the city with her husband Aaron and their dog, Maude.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is spend time at the farmers market and the park. There’s always something new to discover — the shapes, colors and flavors of food continually fascinate me. When the weather is nice, I like to come home from the market, prepare some fruit, cheese and a beverage, then make our way back to the park. Once we’re there we’ll spread out a blanket, break out the snacks and catch up on our reading.
[Clockwise from top right: Remedy Quarterly Vols. I and II by Remedy Quarterly; Vintage blanket from TheElmsVintage; Bag o’ Booty tote by Missibaba; Green Thermos from TinyVictories; Michigan cutting board by AHeirloom]
I especially love this vintage Thermos with the graphic silverware and, being from Michigan, I just couldn’t resist this state cutting board.
[Clockwise from top left: Three Fruit Jam by theartofjam; Juice King vintage juicer from GalerieSavannahBlue; Rose and Black Pepper Thumbprint Cookies by Whimsy & Spice; Animals Amassed tea towel by Enormous champion; Muffin pan from This vintage thing]
Spring and summer bring a plethora of berries and fruit, so making a tasty brunch is easy peasy. A simple muffin or scone served with homemade jam, yogurt and berries and perhaps some fresh squeezed juice…what could be better?
It’s no secret, I love making (and drinking) cocktails! It’s important to know the classics, but I like to get creative and come up with interesting flavor combinations, too. Having tools like a good cocktail shaker (is that not the prettiest shaker you’ve ever seen?) and a good muddler make improvising a cinch.