my lavender blues

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    Guys. This month has been the WORST. Okay that’s being slightly melodramatic but I mean it hasn’t been the best. Well talking more physical health then mental, but then in the long wrong, don’t the two kind of walk hand in hand? Eventually whatever is going on takes a toll on your body […]

Garlic & Miso Glazed Blistered Shishito Peppers

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  Butter my buns and call me a biscuit, What in the world did I just agree to? The exact thoughts (except insert profanity where needed) that ran through my head when I responded “yes” to a dinner proposal from Eckerts Farm asking if I would be willing to put together a pop up meal […]

Chilled Curried Coconut Sweet Corn Soup // Scenes from my Dinner in The Orchard

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So. Mom was in town for the last two weeks, and you know what they say… Rose (rose-ay) All day. Nothing better than your skin feeling a bit like grape jerky after overdoing it in the alcohol + crappy food department. my face is basically a wrinkly raisin. total malepellent (male repellent). *yay* just kidding, i […]

Broiled Lamb Rib Chop Thai Coconut Satay

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When someone asks me to go on an impromptu swimsuit shopping trip with them: Don’t ever ask me that. Seriously. Don’t. Or if you plan on it at least ask me a week in advanced so a) I can work on eating air. b) I can prepare to shave my legs because, well, winter = pants […]

Pork Bahn Mi Endive Boats

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you guys you. adult placne (plagued acne, because I will shorten anything I can and then take an hour longer to explain the shortened version. life, made difficult, as per always) but for rills. the last year of my twenties should be a glorious one, but alas, here i am just begging for some menopause to […]

Broiled Southwestern Skirt Steak over Corn & Red Pepper Hash

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A couple weeks back I got together with some incredibly talented ladies who share the same love for food & pixels that I do. Which is kind of ah-mazing when you don’t have to apologize for indulging in some cold grub post picture snapping…… (yes, I’m one of those, but not publicly, or at least […]

Coconut Milk, Spice & Thyme Whole Roasted Cauliflower // A Fall Feast

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It’s the first day of fall here in the confused state of Missouri and I am legit sweating through my clothing (what else is new) as I was a little aggressive getting dressed in my fall gear (aka jeans and a longer shirt to replace my usual short sleeve) in hopes that the weather man (who […]

Simple Cinnamon Pear Sauce & Sliced Pear Tart