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Favorite Printed Picnic Blankets

This summer may look a little different now that we’re all at home but that doesn’t mean that you have to be cooped up inside. I’ve been using this time to take every meal outside and have been getting a lot of use out of my favorite quilt-turned-picnic blanket for impromptu picnic outings. If you’re

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5 Ingredient Vegan No Sugar Added Popsicles

Thank you to the Sola Company for sponsoring this post. Although this post has a sponsored element to it, all opinions, recipes, and images are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Darling Down South running.  Look, this isn’t your run of the mill vegan recipe trying to taste like something else

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Sumac Lemon Roasted Chicken

Roast chicken, you either love it or you overcook it. It can go so right and it can go so wrong. I’m on the side of absolutely love it. Typically I like dressing it up with interesting spices and bright savory flavors. This sumac lemon roasted chicken is light enough for summer and hearty enough

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Gardening Tips for Beginners

I once cast myself to have a brown thumb, proclaiming every plant I touched would shrivel up and perish. Little did my beginner self realize was that I had the wrong tools to help me build my confidence. Throughout my 2 years of learning and growing, I realized that anyone can change their thumb color

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Carb Free Smash Burgers

If you haven’t heard of a smash burger it’s because it’s the griddle burger rebranded. Gone are the days of dry hockey pucks coming off the grill your dad used to man in the summer and enter the perfectly griddled smash burger made on a flat surface. Whether you have a griddle, a cast iron,

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Best Home Office Chairs

Creating an inspiring home office space for yourself is sometimes hard and you don’t need the chair to add any extra pressure to that. While experts recommend getting up and walking around from time to time (or if you can, get a standing desk) the reality is sitting is just a comfortable way to get

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The FizzleBerry Cocktail

Let this be known at the garden cocktail trials! Last week it was the Strawbarb Margarita (featuring mint plucked right from my patio plant) and this week features a thyme and blackberry filled fizzy lemonade gin cocktail which, thanks to @beatriceuber gets the name “The FizzleBerry”! I asked you all on Instagram what I should

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Strawbarb Margaritas

You may be wondering, what a strawbarb is. It is the fruit of the season: that mid Spring moment when the last of the winter roots are shriveling to make room for big fat berries at the grocery store. Sadly, a strawbarb is not a real fruit (although with the amazing things they’re doing in

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Thai Style Mussels in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This recipe was inspired by my love for salmon Penang from the Thai restaurants near us. If you haven’t had Penang before it’s basically a spicy citrusy coconut broth that is ladled over meat served with a huge helping of rice. After I revitalized some freezer salmon for dinner the other night with a few

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