Happy summer, foodies! It’s been a very chaotic season for me, hence the sporadic postings. We have officially made the transition from Austin to Houston and I’m absolutely loving it so far. Don’t get me wrong, Austin will always be home and my favorite city in Texas, but this Houston! Talk about a food scene. I haven’t really been cooking much lately because a) moving is rough (where is my freaking immersion blender? for the love…) and b) so.many.good.restaurants! …
Happy summer foodie friends! I am currently traveling in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, so I’ll be keeping this post shorter and sweeter than usual. Not to fret, though, as the creative juices are already flowing with summertime seafood recipes inspired by my travels….
Over the past several weeks, Austin has experienced some exceptionally strange weather, as have many parts of the country. As the nonstop rain continues to saturate the thirsty earth, it also bestows a diminished sense of urgency for all of my normal to-dos in what would be a very chaotic month. When the weather is bleak, home becomes more of a place of refuge and rest. This pasta carbonara is the ideal dish to feed the soul on a cozy spring day like today. …
Happy almost Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! If you’re still pondering a menu to whip up for your mother on her day, think about adding a sweet finish to the meal with this ethereal lavender + vanilla bean whipped cream. Or, start her day off on a sweet note and dollop it over some fluffy buttermilk pancakes and fresh berries. No one deserves some special treatment more than a mother….
Dear foodie followers/friends,
How is everyone? I thought I would try something different by writing a post in letter format. Letter writing is such a sacred yet dissipating art and it’s a sad shame. There is a strange paradox that even in this ever-expanding blogosphere and social media realm where you can plug in anytime, anywhere with anyone, that authentic relationships and soul-hugging conversation seem more precious and difficult to come by….
I never know how to begin a blog post with a post date that marks an embarrassingly long absence since my last one. Should I make excuses? (Not my thing…) Apologize? (Life happens.) Make amends with a ridiculously simple, delicious and more importantly energizing recipe? Ah, now that I can always do….
Happy first day of Spring! To me, the start of spring signifies the end (hopefully) to a bitter winter, a glimmer of hope as the temperatures climb and our surroundings are reinvigorated with energy and newness….
The mere idea of “shrimp ‘n grits” engenders a contented sensation that radiates warmth all the way to my core; doesn’t it for you? Whether you’re making a hearty, low-country version of shrimp ‘n grits or a spicier, richer Creole version, with this recipe you simply can’t go wrong….