Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

July is, without a doubt, my favorite month of the year! Why? Because the weather is perfect (90 degrees and 90% humidity), my favorite holiday is the 4th of July, and my birthday is at the end of the month! It really doesn’t get any better than that, now does it?This year, July was especially wonderful and I can’t wait to share it with you today in the 5th edition of “Moments that Matter”.

In case you’re a new reader, here’s the scoop- this monthly series will give an up close look at what life on the Chesapeake Bay is all about. Through photos of our adventures, our family, and scenes from the Bay area, we hope to give you a taste of what inspires us (and our food).

July brought us plenty of sunshine, hours spent splashing in the pool, and many wonderful memories with family and friends. We went blueberry picking, peach picking, and the backyard garden really started to take off. Shaun and I spent as much time as we could outside with the boys, but we also managed to sneak away for a weekend to attend the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival (see which Food Network celebrity I got to meet)!

The month of July was action-packed and full of fun. I was sad to see it end, but August has been equally exciting so far!

In case you missed a post, here’s a recap of our July recipes:
Roasted Blueberry & Blackberry Margarita with Basil Simple Syrup
Spaghetti Squash Primavera with Pesto Cream Sauce
The Ultimate Pie Crust- Made with Coconut Oil!
Kent Island Crab Cakes with Tarragon Shallot Butter
Peach & Bourbon Ice Cream

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Crabs, crabs, crabs!

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

The boys, following in their dad’s footsteps, worked together to build a ‘patio’ in the sandbox.

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Our garden really took off this month!

I met one of my culinary idols, Chef Marcus Samuelsson!

I met one of my culinary idols, Chef Marcus Samuelsson!

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Our 5 yr old got a lesson in how to pick a crab.

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

July brought us some amazing flowers!

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

My granny came all the way from Oklahoma to visit. Here’s 3 generations in one picture.

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Remember the baby chick I showed you last month? Look how big they are now!

This little guy caught his 1st frog!

This little guy caught his 1st frog!

Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

Peach pickin’ down on the farm!

Beautiful sunset over the Kent Narrows.

Beautiful sunset over the Kent Narrows.

Nature trails and picnics were a weekly event in July.

Nature trails and picnics were a weekly event in July.

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About bluecrabmartini

I'm a veggie growing, wine drinking, Maryland mom, with a passion for real food and life by the Chesapeake Bay. Check out my blog: www.bluecrabmartini.com
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3 Responses to Moments that Matter: July 2014 Edition

  1. GlamistaHome says:

    Thank you for introducing your blog to me. Happy belated birthday! In love summer months, as long as it’s warm and I don’t have to wear heavy coats I’m a happy camper. 🙂 looks like you had a great month. Looking forward to your August posts.

  2. Robyn says:

    Hi Christin,
    Looks like you squeezed every bit of fun out of the month of July that you could! I’ve been on a short break and it seems like I missed so much!
    Always enjoy your warm, family posts and looking forward to more. 🙂
    Have a great week.

    • Thanks Robyn! The month absolutely flew by, probably because we were so busy. I took a short break recently too and it was much needed! Definitely good to step away from things every once in awhile and recharge your batteries 🙂

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