my lavender blues

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Thank the LARD the holidays are over. Even though I barely participated this year socially because I was a true scrooge mcduck, I’m so *grateful* it’s come and gone. Woo wee. January is for being selfish and I’m LIVING for everything being about me (again) ūüôā Anyone else? Or am I the only asshole out […]

Pickled Ribeye with Horsey Mayo

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OKAY. THE PICTURES AREN’T SEASONAL. I get it. Ya win some ya lose some. Unless you’re on a homestead or incredibly devoted to your local farmers markets, or a modern day Martha Stewart amidst pandemic ¬†and have a perfectly timed greenhouse then…… you’re shit out of luck if you’re looking at the photos for recipe […]

Pan Fried Shrimp, Garlicky Seasonal Vegetables and Farro Bowl

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Another long title brought to you by yours truly, an english professionals nightmare, myself. anywhos. it’s been a little while, but that is because i’ve been a little busy. which is no excuse. i also feel like i sound like a broken record these days as i am pretty sure 90 percent of my last […]

Roasted Radicchio Salad with Crispy Bacon, Pine Nuts & Shaved Parmesan

My Lavender Blues

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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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here in St. Louis, summer fever is at an all time high right now – no thanks to the sky for losing control of its bladder for the last, oh I don’t know,¬†1000000 days, give or take. but just in time for the sun to come out for my most favorite and least memorable holiday […]

Lightened Summer Vegetable & Chicken Sausage Risotto

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This last weekend teaser of 80 degree springtime weather? Holy nuts and bolts.¬†We’re screwed.¬† Or if anyone else’s upper lip is perspiring¬†just thinking about this past weekend then you are not alone. Welcome to the beginning of six¬†months worth of pure cheese sweats. It’s only downhill from here. Unless¬†someone comes up with scented air conditioned […]

Pesto Shrimp, Broiled Tomatoes and Zoodles

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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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Is it just me…. or does this Dumb & Dumber scene also pop into your head any time anyone mentions “sea bass”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_y_tQMtnYo And that is maybe my 29801023981 D & D reference on this blog. Time to watch some new films. ….So you’re saying there’s a chance? (Or perhaps not). Any who. It’s mid […]

Butter & Thyme Grilled Striped Bass with Tartar Sauce