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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

When I was younger I stayed as far away from Brussels sprouts as I possibly could. They freaked me out, they looked like little mini cabbages and for some reason mini vegetables were really not my thing. But recently I’ve… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Pesto Pasta

If you are in need of a quick meal this is my go to. I cook dinner a lot for the kids that I nanny and this was something I whipped up one night. We brought our basil inside and… Continue Reading →

Cheddar, Tomato and Chicken Sausage Quiche

We are getting chickens soon and I, for one, am super excited! I’m also not overly thinking about how we still need to build a chicken coop and order them and raise them and learn how to raise them, that’s… Continue Reading →

Eggplant Kuku

As you know, we were up to our eyeballs in eggplants. So naturally I took to Pinterest and other online sources to find some diverse eggplant dishes. This one intrigued me. It had the eggplant, eggs (which we eat lots… Continue Reading →

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

When planning our Farm to Table dinner I realized that I hadn’t planned a dessert. The entrees were easy, I wanted to create dishes that had mostly everything we were growing. One of the key things I love about cooking… Continue Reading →

Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Also part of our Farm to Table menu I was super excited to make this soup. About a year ago after visiting my sister in Washington and taking a cooking class at her apartment complex I came home with an… Continue Reading →

Fresh Herb and Sorrel Sauce on Salmon

My new discovery is Sorrel. Jim loves to walk around the garden and have you taste different edible leaves and the one that surprised me the most was the sorrel. It’s a broad flat leaf that looks a lot like… Continue Reading →

Chicken Sate

The first time I had this was from my cousin Cara, she made it for a party and I was HOOKED! I LOVE it. And by love I mean stand by the bowl at parties and take every toothpick full… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Summer!

This seems like a no brainer but this “salad” is one of my absolute favorites. When you use fresh, well made ingredients the flavor is absolutely amazing. I figured as we say goodbye to summer (even though it’s been 70… Continue Reading →

Shakshuka With Feta

I made this for my client as a special dinner request. I didn’t get to try it, but it smelled AMAZING. So naturally I wanted to try and make it when I got home. Mornings at Jim’s house usually consist… Continue Reading →

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