Posts By: Ashley Rodriguez

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 »

Pickled Grapes

Pickled Grapes // Not Without Salt

  “Real life, I’ve finally learned, is created by stacking normal days, one on top of the other, for decades, and living each of those days as fully as possible, embracing whatever each day brings.” Richard Dahlstrom With pen in hand and frustration flowing like ink, I wrote in my journal a couple months ago… Read more »