A few months ago, we kicked off a fun partnership with our friends at IZZE, beginning with a post about hosting a Friendsday Night, Tulum-Style. And this month, we teamed up with IZZE to come up with another Friendsday Night-inspired recipe collection, this time, for the Pairings Box.
We called it the “Summer Garden Party with IZZE” and you may have spotted some photos from the collection on our Instagram account. One of the reasons we started the Pairings Box was out of our desire to help friends and families share the experience of gathering around a good meal, accompanied by great music. The element of surprise and discovery was important to us: every month, we love introducing subscribers to the best new music, interesting dried ingredients, and inspired ideas for cooking and hosting.
We knew that it isn’t always easy to pull together a menu, a playlist, or have some of the specialty ingredients needed to make the food, so we decided to curate those elements for you.
Admittedly, my favorite Pairings Box recipes to develop are those that involve summer produce. Unlike winter recipe testing and shooting, which often has to happen at off hours to capture good light, summer recipe testing is equal parts work and play. This collection was no exception, as it was one of our first shot in our backyard and enjoyed as a family post-shoot. In addition to the original recipes — Grilled Clams with Smoked Paprika Butter, Minted Pea Crostini, and Roasted Balsamic Cherry Sundaes — we’re including some coupons for 1 free 4-pack of IZZE sparkling water and a 4-pack of IZZE Sparkling Juice in each Pairings Box, so subscribers can host their own summer garden party with a few friends.
Remember: subscribers (not gift recipients) can access our entire collection of Pairings Box recipes, including archives prior to starting their subscription, by simply creating an account and logging in from any device.
We’re so happy to be sharing this collection with you, and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with IZZE to bring you a delightful little treat in your Pairings Box this month. Stay cool out there, and keep your eyes peeled for your box (we’re just starting to ship now…).
This post is sponsored by our friends at IZZE . Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do!