my lavender blues


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


 If I was given the option to pick what my heaven would look like, it would consist of  naan bread clouds decorated in Indian shenanigans and a never-ending platter of this pork n slaw. And probably a bunch of other stuff too, if i’m being perfectly honest.  I know….. I sound a little full of my recipe here. But guess […]

Indian Smoked Barbecue Pork N Slaw


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