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summer sweets...


{1. "Perfect Pops" from Crate & Barrel, 2. Pandora Bell handmande lemon lollipop from Selfridges, 3. Williams-Sonoma mandarin tangerine snow cone syrup, 4. Salty Road salt water taffy from New York Mouth, 5. wheatgrass, pear, & vinho verde sorbet from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, 6. passion fruit tarts from Dean & Deluca. — Joanna}

time to grill...


{1. barbecue trio from Dean & Deluca, 2. Jonathan Adler positano melamine dinner plate, 3. batik blackwood salad serving set from Leif, 4. Sur La Table condiment bottles, 5. barbecue utensils basket from Anthropologie, 6. smoked paprika Empire Mayonnaise} — Joanna}

bites to go...


{1. food cozy from Branch, 2. to go containers from Crate & Barrel, 3. striped steel flask from Ikea, 4. Black + Blum's lunch pot from A+R, 5. lead the pack lunch bag from ModCloth, 6. heart utensils from Poketo. — Joanna}

{oh joy eats lunch with} james ransom...


Who James Ransom—still life, food, and interiors photographer and contributor to Food52

Where Inwood/Washington Heights, New York City

Time 1:45 pm

What's a typical lunch for you? I usually go for something light and easy, like a ham and cheese sandwich or a yogurt with fruit. If I'm lucky to be on a shoot that's catered, I always end up eating way too much of whatever they bring, but I'm trying to be more careful about that this year! Today I'm working from home, and I happen to have the ingredients and the time to cook {which is rare} so I made my favorite dish—linguini with alfredo sauce and steamed asparagus.

What's your dream/ideal lunch? A nice cut of Argentine steak cooked over a wood fire at a grill in Buenos Aires, a side of Ensalada Rusa {potato salad with carrots, peas, and hard boiled egg in mayonnaise}, and homemade flan.

Dessert with lunch? Most definitely. I could really go for a perfect piece of coconut cream pie, but I'll probably have to settle for a cup of mint tea with sugar.

Thanks James!
— Joanna

{photo of lunch by James, photo of James by Allison Sullivan}

table toppers...





I kind of have an addiction to table linens. It's as if I think I'm going to have twenty people over at once for a dinner party one day and everyone needs their very own set. Needless to say, I'm always lusting after fun and graphic napkins like these ones by Anna Joyce. I love that they can be mixed-and-matched and look just right when they aren't match perfectly! — Joy

{photos by Lisa Warninger, styling by Chelsea Fuss}

a little cinco de mayo...


{1. Rhuby Madras recipe using Art in the Age spirits, 2. Gabbi's Achiote rub from Dean & Deluca, 3. mango lime salsa from Dean & Deluca, 4. Mara Mi paper napkin from Target, 5. Soda-Lime recycled glass pitcher and glasses from Anthropologie, 6. Vosges Aztec elixir couture cocoa. — Joanna}

{oh joy eats dessert with} hannah queen...


Who  Hannah Queen, photographer and food blogger

Where Blue Ridge, Georgia

Time 3:30 pm

What's a typical dessert for you? I never order dessert out, so when I eat it, it's usualy something I've baked at home. My desserts are pretty simple and not too sweet. I love things like honey tapioca, lightly sweetened fruit pies in the middle of summer, and tart citrus desserts in the winter. This is a leftover maple buttermilk tart that I created for a blog post. It has a hazelnut crust which is my favorite thing ever. I topped it with extra whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts. 

What's your dream/ideal dessert? A dessert picnic in the middle of a forest. Little tarts, jam cookies, and towering cakes—I'd invite all my friends.

How often do you treat yourself to dessert? About once a week, or whenever I need to write a blog post! 

Thanks Hannah!
— Joanna

{photos by Hannah}

cookie monster...


{1. Art of the Cookie cookbook from Williams-Sonoma, 2. compost cookie from Momofuku Milk Bar, 3. carnaby confections canister from Jonathan Adler, 4. Mast Brothers chocolate chips from Old Faithful Shop, 5. Beekman 1802 salty fudge cookies from Terrain, 6. Mr. Turtle measuring cup set from Urban Outfitters. — Joanna}

to the market...


{1. ginger carrot pickles from Terrain and Blue Hill Farm apricot jam, 2. Opinel table knives from Terrain, 3. farmer's market basket from Anthropologie, 4. tote bag from Fleabags, 5. Lostine cutting board from Anthropologie, 6. beehive butter bound cheese from Dean & Deluca— Joanna}

crunchy munchies...


{1. chipotle caramel and almond popcorn from 479 popcorn, 2. everything but the kitchen sink bar from Dylan's Candy Bar, 3. chocolate covered espresso beans from Dylan's Candy Bar, 4. Moo Kids chocolate bar with corn flakes from Dean & Deluca, 5. pistachio macarons from Bisous Ciao, 6. peanut butter malted milk balls from Nuts Online— Joanna}