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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 →

Roasted Garlic and Cilantro Shrimp over Brown Rice 

This is another recipe from warmer months. But it’s still incredible and if you’re like us, your cilantro is still hanging on. I hate recipes that have leftover ingredients you don’t know what to do with and hang around till… Continue Reading →

Warm Roast Pumpkin Salad

This is the last recipe from our Farm to Table. I think. Probably,  could be wrong. I know pumpkins aren’t in season any more and I’m sorry 🙁 But here it is anyway. Save it for next year! I knew… 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 →

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

We are still in the middle of moving. I can’t even describe how perfect James has been helping me move my things in and supplying me with chocolate when he finds me frozen in the middle of all the unpacked… 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 →

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