my lavender blues

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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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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

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Oh hi there. Welcome to my not so studio, studio. At home. Where I have attempted to organize my life in this room just for your eyes. Don’t let the cleanliness fool you. I’m currently stepping on a mound of acorns because my son decided to make himself “coffee”. And acorns just happened to be […]

My Not So Studio, Studio & EASY Flawless Iced Coffee

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First things first, i’m keeping my half promise. sort of like telling a half truth. which we all sort of know is a lie…… but then maybe this is a partial promise kept. i told you i would be posting 1-2 times a week. this is 1 of 2, and i can guarantee you there […]

Summer Vegetable & Pork Zoodle Ramen

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Annnnnnddddd now breathe. Can my titles continue to be any longer? Oh why, yes, yes they can. Challenge: accepted. Sidenote: anyone else here love to create challenges or goals after the task of said challenge/goal has already been completed? Nothing like good ol’ self trickery just to feel semi on top of ones crap. Sometimes I’ll go […]

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Salad w/ Crispy Chick Peas

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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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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