Kool-Aid Pickles

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong If you have ever stopped at a roadside market along a Southern highway, these pickles are no stranger to you. Pickles floating in jars of a brightly colored brine are normally lined up at the cash register. These Kool-Aid pickles may seem odd at first, but once... Read More »

Libbie’s Life Hacks: 4 Clever Uses For Leftover Pickle Juice

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey So you just ate the last pickle in the jar…now what do you do with the juice? Clever Uses For Leftover Pickle Juice!  1. Cleaning Copper! From pennies to pots, dip a clean rag into pickle juice and rub the dirt away! 2. Season a Dish! A... Read More »

Chewy Chocolate Bread

Words and recipe by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Model: Anne Chaddock Donegan Supergirl costume by Jessica Duthu I live in a neighborhood of seventeen houses and twenty- two children (the odds are against me). I’ve tested this recipe on many of my adult neighbors and they love it, but it was the children who seemed extra-excited... Read More »

Monet’s Favorite Sandwich

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong My obsession with the dining habits of Claude Monet began in college. I feasted again and again on the few English translations available of the notebooks he kept from his home in Giverny. At a time when my cooking skills were constrained by the size of my... Read More »

French Model Barbie Loves Baguettes

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Barbie dreamed of being a high fashion model in Paris. When Sears called and asked her to pose with a bike and french baguettes for their Spring/Summer catalog she remarked that “dreams really do come true”. Learn how to make a baguette HERE! Read More »
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