summer salads & selfies

Cornucopia

Cornucopia = fresh corn niblets + feta cheese + paprika

 

Gusto 101 kale salad knockoff:

Lemony Kale Salad = kale + pine nuts + pecorino + currants + vinaigrette

 

Both of these salads are like a fresh burst of summer (click here for the full Lemony Kale Salad recipe). They would be delicious anywhere but are especially so at a cottage (isn’t everything?).

Last week I got out of Dodge with my three nearest and dearest childhood girlfriends and headed up north for three peaceful days to a cottage by the lake. Here’s what happened, in the words of my bestie Bonnie: “Other than running, we did everything we wanted and then some. We ate, laughed, cried, danced, partied, ate some more, rested, laughed some more, perfected the fine art of selfies, and reaffirmed our deep and sustaining lifelong friendship.”

 

We practiced the fine art of selfies.

We practiced the fine art of selfies.

 

The photo above was taken after a few glasses of this bubbly pink concoction.

The photo above was taken after a few glasses of this bubbly pink concoction.

 

It wasn’t all so soulful. Happy hour began quite early (it was 5 o’clock somewhere!). We played Cards Against Humanity, a hilarious “party game for horrible people” that I highly recommend for some serious side-splitting laughs. And we took a quick trip to Target, where I bought this gorgeous woven tote!

 

My Target find.

My Target find.

 

But I digress: Seeing as the The Ex opens this week in Toronto, symbolizing the approach of the end of summer, I suggest that you savour these salads with a cold glass of Prosecco…stat!