Posts By: Ashley Rodriguez

Green Rice Salad with Nectarines and Corn

Green Rice Salad with Nectarine and Corn // Not Without Salt

    The window was cracked open just enough so I could smell the ocean and hear the squawking seagulls outside. It was March so I also had the fireplace blazing to offset the chilled air coming from off the water. I was alone, in a hotel room for two nights with the primary mission… Read more »

A Picnic Primer + Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

oatmeal pecan cookies // not without salt

On a recent trip to Charlotte, North Carolina I had the pleasure of sitting down to a picnic while learning the origins of informally dining outdoors and the proper picnic etiquette. We sipped chilled white wine; crisp and light, in the humid heat of the south while our instructor, Carl Libonati (the etiquette guru at… Read more »