my lavender blues

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just got home from a crazy wild portfolio review trip in the middle-of-nowhere, Montana. So pardon my MIA. Weeks of preparation leading up to the big trip followed by a weekend of trying to prepare an empty home for a Sunday party, life has been anything but quiet. But more on that trip and some […]

Everything Peppered Maple Bacon

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Real Talk: Life isn’t always at it appears in pictures. Or your interpretation of one may very well be the exact opposite of what is actually going on in reality. Like my food photography. I try and capture the beauty in a small 2′ x 3′ area and the rest is a complete crap show. […]

Gluten Free + Dairy Free Chocolate Coconut Tartlets

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ya’ll. i get all zero dark thirty when i’m sick. anyone else in the same boat as myself? In fact, i started to look back on this blog at how many times i’ve been sick in the last two years, and it’s like A LOT. the ONLY good thing is the binge eating of oyster […]

Sautéed Spinach + Yogurt + Dukkah ++ a Giveaway

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        It’s only the first week into the new year and is anyone else about to jump off their resolutions head first into a drained pool? me me me me. actually i made mine pretty easy this year. or perhaps more attainable, if you will. can’t set the goals too high or […]

Healthy Butternut Squash & White Bean Chili

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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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  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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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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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