my lavender blues

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      So you know how on my last post I said I hated bug bites umm…. julia…. name a person who loves them? Yes we all share the same hatred, but I can guarantee you mine is stronger. the damn bite gave me cellulitis. what the ell man. I’m talking a red tender […]

Butternut Squash, Pear & Pepper Soup

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        WHOA. i wore a dress yesterday and was sweating like a pig. also it’s october. so that’s wonderful. but you know what the worst part is!? MOSQUITOES. they are out to kill me. i swear. they have all plotted my slow death by attacking my feet every evening. ((  note: i […]

EASY Black Bean & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies (GF)

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Oh hey fall, it’s about time you decided to show up. Two days ago it was 90 degrees and I thought you took a plunge off a bridge and were never coming back. but you’re here, you lil jokester. and now i can finally post recipes for cooler weather without any bitterness.so stay awhile. i’m […]

Gluten Free Butternut Squash & Sausage Skillet

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  the simple joys of parenting and potty training yes my three year old boy is still in diapers and literally it’s not because he doesn’t know how to use the potty. he does. he’s incredibly capable. i’ve seen him do it. and whenever he is around kids his own age he literally rolls his […]

Fall Apple & Sage Meatloaf

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Approaching my thirties and i keep having to tell myself that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. OR so they say….. But I’m pretty sure anyone under the ripe age of 24 says that, when they have yet to experience a hangover that lingers on for days, forehead wrinkles, and a spare tire that is […]

Fall Apples & Roasted Grape & Cauli Salad

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i’ve really been into eating multiple breakfasts these days. with a full dose of remorse come breakfast numero three. i don’t fully understand WHY i do that to myself. i think it’s actually because my bellyache doesn’t come around until three hours later – post consumptions. which is total poo, my brain & stomach have […]

White Chocolate Creme Fraiche ‘Puddin-Cotta’ with Brandied Blackberry Sauce

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so for those of you reading my blog for the very first time, i did this dinner thing a couple of weeks ago at Eckerts Farm and am now putting up recipes for some of dishes that my brother in law & I created! This particular post is for the brandied peaches that we poured […]

Brandied Peaches // A Film, A First

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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