my lavender blues

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    This month we are in the midst of christmas prep madness, funnakkah and universal new years eve celebrations. Talk about cramming it all in. What da ell man. No wonder why end of January and pretty much all of February is severely depressing. Unless you live somewhere warm. You win. But the middle […]

Miso Braised Short Ribs with Pear

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Whew, that Kris Kringle sure knows how to dine and dash. Hot damn did this Christmas/Holiday season go by super fast (don’t worry I am fully aware that New Years Eve has still yet to pass, but since it usually involves shit hitting the fan I rather click ignore and pretend like it is just another […]

Healthy Beef Pho with Zucchini Noodles (Pho’zoodle)

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I. hate. technology. and I’m 100 percent positive it hates me. Sometimes I can’t wrap my head around how I even managed to start this blog, and, to this day, and every day that it has been alive, I am one step closer to a having a heart attack. No joke. Computers give me hemorrhoids. […]

Spicy Oven Baked Coconut Crusted Chicken over Pasta

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Pinch me, please. Okay, that’s enough cyber pinching. But yes, I still am dreaming about this event I was invited to be apart of by Alive Magazine for a dinner on the orchard at Eckerts Farm in Illinois and I still can’t get over the beauty, mood and the food from that evening. Granted I spent the […]

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Gremolata // A Night with Eckerts Farm

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  I’m officially walking around the apartment with a tampon stuck up each nostril as allergies are literally taking over my current state of well-being.  *Double heel clicks for spring* But despite the ruby raw skin stache I’m developing above my upper lip due to constant blowing (hence tampons up the nose) I’m really really really excited for […]

Smoked Leg of Lamb & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Since temperatures outside are mostly tolerable these days (of course when dressed appropriately) I’ve decided to dust off the ol’ grill top and start smoking mah meat. Well, not all of my meat, but this particular hunk of hog (pork butt).  Plus, I don’t know about you, but I am quite the fan of hair smelling […]

Coffee Spiced Smoked Pork Butt

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***Since this post is linked up to my skill share class, I am skipping my usual rambling rants and going straight into the recipe. However if this is your first time here and would like to get to know me a little bit better (because I like to be wine’d and dine’d first) check out […]

Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

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I don’t know about your household, but mine is always overflowing with leftovers. I mean, it’s just me, and it’s very difficult sometimes to cut my recipes in half and cook for two. Well in this case, one. Whenever I recipe develop I like to try and cook all meals for a group of 4-6, […]

Winter Braised Short Rib Tacos (Leftover Saturdays)