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DIY Al Fresco Entertaining Video

I recently partnered with nousDECOR to demo some easy summer recipes from The Forest Feast cookbook that would be great for outdoor entertaining: a Cucumber Spritzer Cocktail, Asparagus Straws and Guacamole Deviled Eggs. We shot it at the most beautiful stable-turned-home in Woodside, CA. Hope you enjoy the 2 minute video!

Video by Yiqian Peng and nousDECOR, www.nousdecor.com

Recipes by Erin Gleeson, www.theforestfeast.com

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Photo above of Erin is by Yiqian Peng from nousDECOR. All others are by Erin Gleeson.

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While on the east coast for a wedding last week, Jonathan and I snuck away for a couple nights to his family’s house in Vermont, which is absolutely gorgeous this time of year. Blueberry picking is big there in August, and we found a stunning place to gather some: Merck Forest. I love freezing blueberries and using them instead of ice in drinks at cocktail hour. Cheers!

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We have a huge blackberry bush right off the deck, and I have found a tasty new use for them. Fresh rosemary muddled with sweet blackberries plus tequila! Yes! Check out the recipe on my Better Homes & Gardens post today.

Cheers!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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Watermelon Margaritas are super fun and colorful for summer entertaining! And I love how this recipe uses frozen watermelon chunks instead of ice cubes. You can find the recipe on my post today for Better Homes & Gardens.

What’s your favorite summer drink?

Cheers!

By Erin Gleeson | The Forest Feast