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ROSEMARY MEZCAL APPLE CIDER.

This summer I got a call from my friend Max (a crazy talented producer and videographer) to spend some time working on a video project. It was fast in and fast out—six videos shot in maybe just one day. Ten recipes total. Yowza. Video is new to me, so I went in super excited to learn and ready to work hard. The team taught me an incredible amount, and ate SO MUCH of the food that I made (apple crumble! sauerkraut! strawberry margaritas! pickles!). Over the next weeks, I’ll be sharing some of those recipes here on the blog (with video components over at HGTV Gardens!). First up: Let’s talk mezcal. And apple cider. And rosemary.

Truth: I had no idea how much my feet could hurt after a 16-hour day on set, but I do know how delicious these cocktails tasted when it was all over. Seeing as this is the first cocktail ever on K&C, you might have gathered I’m not a big drinker. But when I do drink, my liquors of choice are tequila and mezcal.

Read more, watch the video, and get the recipe here!

Thinking It Over

 So I’ve decided to write a mini series of what happened after the mid season finale.

 This is based on several prompts I’ve received after the mid season finale aired.

 Hi Ailing, first off, love your stories! I saw this come up on twitter via Bren‏ @xocaterina “when Amelia arrives to LA —- Charlotte: get back to Seattle and fuck major Hunt” (there was a gif on the post, but I can’t link) – wondering, can you write a story of a possible interaction when Amelia rocks up in LA? Love Amelia and Charlotte. And Addie and everyone. Thank you :)

 So we don’t know what happens to Amelia after she wrote that note or what it really means. But let’s say for this she leaves him and moves back to LA. Could you write a fic of her moving back and maybe Owen eventually chasing her.

 Prompt: “no woman seems to wanna have my child..” Owen.

A very big thank you to Sandra @omeliashipper for helping me to proofread the details! :)

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 Owen Hunt’s heart sank as he read the letter that his wife left him.

 Dear Owen,

 First of all, it’s not your fault. Please don’t make this all your fault. I know you, it’s what you do. So please, please don’t do that. It’s me, not you. I just need some time to be alone. I need some time to think things over and reevaluate. Now please don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with us. You’re the most amazing man I’ve ever met. We’re amazing together. It’s just that I feel we’ve been moving at such a breakneck speed and I need some time out to think. I need some space to breathe. I don’t know for how long I’ll be gone for. But wait for me patiently ok? One day I’ll be back, better and stronger than ever. Then we’ll have the life that we want. Until then, please be strong. Don’t blame yourself. I love you so much, and it hurts me so much to see you hurting. So please, promise me you’ll go on with life, but wait for me. Remember, we are worth fighting for.

 Love Amelia.

 As Owen reread the letter, he noticed a wet spot in the middle of the letter. It was then he realized that he had let a stray tear roll down his cheek and land on the letter. At the same time, he noticed a dried up spot at the left side of the letter. Apparently, Amelia had let a stray tear roll down her cheeks as well when she was writing the letter.

 Gone. His wife just left like that with a simple letter. He had no idea where she went or how long would she be gone for.

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