PA Brewery Tour Weekend

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These months are flying by so fast; I can’t believe it is already June!

I recently celebrated my 6-month anniversary at my now not-so-new job. It has also been nearly a month since I graduated with my MBA and commemorated my 7th anniversary with Steve… wow, wow, wow.

Since plans fell through to get away for my graduation weekend on account of the rain, Steve and I decided to take day trips to a few local breweries a few weekends ago, a “bucket list” item that we’ve had for some time. We had fun visiting the Slyfox Beer and Victory Beer brew pubs on Saturday, and on Sunday took a trip to Hershey, PA, to visit Tröegs Independent Brewing.

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On Pinterest: A Cold Glass of Iced Tea

Today is National Iced Tea day! Some of my favorite summer memories from when I was a kid included spending time over my grandparent’s house, swimming in the pool, and BBQ’s and drinking my aunt’s homemade sun tea.

Cool down with these iced tea recipes curated from Pinterest and check out these links to find places offering free iced tea today.

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Farmers Market Finds for June 2016

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The passing of the Memorial Day weekend means that some of my favorite times of the year are approaching. It’s not so much the summer weather, which tends to get too hot for my comfort, but the other things that come along with it that I enjoy.

I’m talking, of course, of grilling outdoors, going to farmers markets and food festivals, taking trips to the beach to eat lobster rolls… the things that, for shameless food-obsessed people like me, make dealing with the hot weather a little more tolerable.

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Introducing From Anna’s Kitchen

Hello, and welcome to From Anna’s Kitchen!

From Anna’s Kitchen is a resource for food lovers everywhere. My goal is to share with you real food and real experiences from my kitchen, both successes and failures that we’ll all learn from along the way.

As some of you may know, I live in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Philly. Marketing is my day job and while it’s something I love and have studied for a number of years — 8 years of undergraduate and graduate-level business courses included — food is my real passion.

In my off-time, I’m constantly in the kitchen, at a restaurant, by the grill, visiting a brewery — you name it. If it involves food and drink, then I’m there. There’s nothing that I can think of that I don’t like when it comes to food, with the exception of maybe some cuts or types of meat, which I recently started eating again in moderation after being an ovo/lacto vegetarian (not vegan) for 14+ years.

On From Anna’s Kitchen, you can look forward to seeing homemade recipes that I promise have never touched the inside of a cardboard box whose name rhymes with “Eddy Brocker” (if you catch my drift…), many of which will be vegetarian-friendly or with options to easily make them vegetarian. I love taking photos and am always striving to improve my skills, so my posts will often be complimented by photos that I take in my kitchen and garden. From time to time, I’ll also post ratings and reviews of various products or services, photos from events and trips, and more.

I’m always happy to answer any questions that you might have, too, whether it is about a recipe that you saw or a technique that you wanted to try, as well as accept feedback and requests for things you’d like to see or how I can improve future posts. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to get in touch; leave a comment on the most recent blog post or contact me directly and I’ll get back to you.

I look forward to opening up my kitchen to you. In the meantime, you can learn more about me or follow @fromannakitchen on Twitter. If there’s anything you want to know, ask away in the comments or send me a message!