my lavender blues

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You guys! Hi hi hi. I missed you all. But I’ve been busy. Which is no excuse. However if you follow me on instagram you’ve been keeping up on all the new… news. For instance. A house! That I get to fix up! And paint (the worst). But there is a new studio set up […]

Hasselback Philly Cheddar Cheesesteak

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Oh hi there. Welcome to my not so studio, studio. At home. Where I have attempted to organize my life in this room just for your eyes. Don’t let the cleanliness fool you. I’m currently stepping on a mound of acorns because my son decided to make himself “coffee”. And acorns just happened to be […]

My Not So Studio, Studio & EASY Flawless Iced Coffee

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life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. or in my case, when you’re busy watching crap hit the fan. mostly because i 100 percent avoid the planning bit and allow my anxiety to build over the lack of control I have (even though it could be a totally controlled situation) and then […]

Vanilla Coconut Sweet Rice with Persimmons

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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

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So. Mom was in town for the last two weeks, and you know what they say… Rose (rose-ay) All day. Nothing better than your skin feeling a bit like grape jerky after overdoing it in the alcohol + crappy food department. my face is basically a wrinkly raisin. total malepellent (male repellent). *yay* just kidding, i […]

Broiled Lamb Rib Chop Thai Coconut Satay

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Is it just me…. or does this Dumb & Dumber scene also pop into your head any time anyone mentions “sea bass”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_y_tQMtnYo And that is maybe my 29801023981 D & D reference on this blog. Time to watch some new films. ….So you’re saying there’s a chance? (Or perhaps not). Any who. It’s mid […]

Butter & Thyme Grilled Striped Bass with Tartar Sauce

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There should be a world record for sprouting a good 50 gray hairs and 2 forehead wrinkles in under 48 hours. And if there isn’t a category for rapid aging in the Guiness Book then there should be, and I officially declare myself as the winner for this unfortunate occurrence.  (for those of you who follow […]

Spicy Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes & Garlic Croutons

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Ahhhhh it’s September (way to point out the obvious Julia) and I’m 100 percent pushing summer out the door like it ain’t no thang. Goodbye sweat stains in strange places, you have been anything but kind to me, and I blame you for my nonexistent dating life (kidding, I blame a ton of other stuff […]

Fresh Corn & Corn Meal Polenta with Sautéed Tomatoes & Burrata