SIMPLE EVERYDAY

Everyday life can be very busy and sometimes it's nice to have a day to relax and savor the simple things that really make life worth living.  Yesterday was a little hectic in the morning because baby Hudson was with us and he is very busy these days.  When he left, Rebecca and I decided to go to our local farmer's market and get some things for dinner.  I wore this fabulous Johnny Was red top that I got from Rebecca & Co in Greensboro to the farmer's market and got so many complements.  I love the embroidery and how cool and comfortable it is.  

It was so nice to take the time to cook a lovely dinner and spend time talking with Rebecca on the front porch!  We made a Savory Crostata with Caramelized Onions, Ricotta and Arugula.  Keep reading because the recipe is below!  

Simple everyday things can sometimes be the best things.  I hope that you all have the opportunity this weekend to take some time and savor the simple things in life!

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We have been buying slices of cake from this sweet lady for as long as I can remember!  Her brownstone front cake is the best!

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I bought these squash pickles to serve with dinner!  They are so good that sometimes I eat them from the jar!  The pattypan squash will go on the grill for dinner tonight.

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For the crostata, I sautéed onions until they were very soft, then added salt and pepper, oregano and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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After the onions caramelized, I spooned ricotta cheese that was seasoned with salt and pepper over.

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The whole delicious thing was topped with puff pastry and put into the oven to bake.

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The finished crostata!

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The crostata is flipped over onto a serving dish and topped with an arugula salad and fresh garden tomatoes.  I added some fresh herbs for even more flavor.

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This Minuty Rose is one of my favorites.  Very crisp and dry...perfect with summer food on the porch!

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My red shirt is by Johnny Was!  Shop it here.

I cannot believe it's already Friday and that it's July 4th weekend!  The summer is flying by!  Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to check back to see what this Crazy Blonde is up to!

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Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis