A few Friday links


A quick post this afternoon to share some of the food-related articles I’ve written for my newspaper lately. Happy Friday, everyone!

The Free Lance-Star’s first Instagram challenge is going on now, and the theme is cookies! Entries are open through Tuesday, Dec. 17. Just tag your cookie photos with #fxbgcookies. So pull out your phone and get baking!

My roommate and I hosted our annual cookie swap this week, and I detailed the party on the Front Burner blog. Can you share any tips for hosting a successful cookie exchange? Snacks and drinks make for a nice beginning to a party, before the cookie-tasting begins. Stay tuned for a story I’m working on now about a group of women that’s celebrated the holidays with a cooke swap for 26 years.

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Catch up on a few pieces of food writing

Weekends stand out on my calendar. They’re what I count down to, they move along the weeks and months of the year.

For example, this weekend, a food festival, the next I’ll be in San Diego, and after that, off to a concert in Virginia Beach with girlfriends.

But now, those are seemingly some of the last weekends of summer that remain. Then it’s September, and with that comes cooler days (hopefully!), fewer vacations, and a sense that the end of the year is approaching.

Rachel loved chasing bugs and birds at Folly Beach.

I’ve been a little quiet on this space this summer because the weeks and weekends have been filled, from sweating along Boston’s Freedom trail with Tom (even the Northeast isn’t immune to heat waves in July, apparently) to saving a newborn turtle on South Carolina’s shoreline with my sister. Stories and photos to come soon.

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