my lavender blues


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

My Lavender Blues


Politics, shmolitics. Elephant in the room here. Tomorrow is election day and I think the “Dooms Day Preppers” are going to be having the last laugh. Any which way you spin it, it’s a total crap shoot and just like this recipe, Americas nuts are going to be up for roasting no matter the ending […]

Buttery Roasted Chestnuts // The Basics to Home Roasted Chestnuts


So I have a thang for basically everything Regina Spektor. Why am I telling you this? Because. Beecaaauseeee. Her songs make me cry, and homegirl LOVES a good cry. If you’re a man and reading this you probably WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND. Unless you’re a real man. Then you pickin’ up what I’m throwin’ down. But […]

Pumpkin Puree & Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds From Scratch


  With holidays literally only weeks away, and chestnuts being a major A-lister among the nut family (cough the christmas song cough) I knew I had to incorporate these hunks of shells into my dishes. Or at the very least, attempt.  I remember my first experience with ever trying a chestnut. To me they only existed […]

Holiday Chocolate Mousse with Roasted Chestnuts