Midweek Links // 2

Happy almost long weekend! How are you relaxing? What are you eating? I need to know!

My favorite Labor Day eats and reads are linked below.

First things first, check out the Fall style story I wrote for KC’s Ink Magazine.

This article decoding Britney Spears’ history through her hair styles is essential.

I froze a bunch of leftover watermelon for these 3-ingredient watermelon margs. 🍹🍉🍹🍉🍹🍉

I’ve been blowing through episodes of this true crime podcast. The hosts describe interesting, real-life cases. Perfect for a Law & Order fangirl like me (Detective Elliot Stabler is my boyfriend, and I am only kind of joking).

I finished Heft, by Liz Moore, this week. I loved it. I’m not sure I would have picked it up based on plot summary alone (Brooklyn man doesn’t leave his house for a decade because of his morbid obesity and the accompanying depression), but Kristen of Dine & Dish recommended it via Snapchat. I am so thankful to her. Heft is one of those novels where the characters get deep inside your heart. I’ll be thinking about it for a while.

Speaking of Snapchat, follow Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking (username: whatsgabycookin). She’s a fun person to follow in general if you like yummy, California-style food, but my favorite thing she does is her Friday “Snapisodes.” She makes a step-by-step recipe and encourages her followers to make it over the weekend. So fun. Last Friday, she made a stone fruit and tomato panzanella, and I did too! 🍑🍅 Except I swapped the burrata in her recipe for avocado and left out the croutons because I didn’t want them, ha. The recipe, as I made it, couldn’t be simpler: slice a bunch of stone fruit, add some halved cherry tomatoes and chunks of avocado. Tear basil over the top. Photograph for Instagram. Dress with balsamic vinaigrette. DEVOUR.

Good luck making it to Friday! You can do it. xoxo

Caitlin

Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you're new, here's a little about me: I'm a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I'm cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection.

Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, and subscribe to The Fruitful Blog for tips on intentional living, meal planning, and more.
Caitlin

Author: Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you're new, here's a little about me: I'm a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I'm cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection. Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, and subscribe to The Fruitful Blog for tips on intentional living, meal planning, and more.

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