I’m Down With RPP – Roasted Pepita Pesto

There is a store-bought Cajun snack-mix the bearded one and I like to purchase, usually to bring on road trips. Some of the crunchy components include almonds, peanuts, sesame sticks, etc. While the sesame sticks are my personal favorite, I find myself fishing around for an elusive element scattered throughout the entire mix. It takes…

Merrily Taking It

Want to show you care? Flowers are good, but food is better. Make a ton of this fantastic stew filled with Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy some for yourself, and deliver the rest takeout style to a friend in need. This is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day, so leftovers are encouraged. Stomachs…

Spagready!

I enjoy trips to the grocery store. Though I am susceptible to impulse buying and sometimes I might spend a little too much during a visit – it was on sale and you gotta spend money to save money! – it is generally an overall fun and relaxing experience. That said. Sometimes on a Sunday…

You are Beetiful, No Matter What They Say

A ruby in the rough. A husky exterior gives way to a brilliant red violent center of sweetness. We surround this gem with a flawless setting of flavor accoutrements. This serves as a bright accessory that rounds out any meal! Beets, Whole & Raw Olive Oil Aluminum Foil Balsamic Vinegar Feta Cheese Salt & Pepper…

Nothing is Im-Pasta-ble

A beach picnic is not complete without some form of fill-in-the-blank salad. Al-dente heart shaped pasta absorbs a lively vinaigrette alongside fresh and colorful veggies. These bright Mediterranean flavors are made even bolder when seasoned with a little beach sand blown by the wind on a sunny day. 1 lb. Tri-Colored Pasta 4-5 Fresh Baby…

Everything is Gonna Be Ok(ra)

After four days in Asheville, North Carolina – specifically four days of beer, brunch, and an abundance of pimento cheese –my body needed vegetables. Our gardening attempts managed to survive the absence of our watering pails. Lavish fresh parsley and oregano expand out over their herb box homes. The brightest surprise, Thai Basil bursts forth…

Basil for Your Thoughts

A new herb box joined the backyard to frolic with our other attempts at gardening. These additions to the family include cinnamon basil (yet to be used) and purple basil, with deep red violet leaves not usually associated with this generally verdant herb. The perfume from a flower can’t be beat, unless it is competing…

Parsley Paradise

Emerald leaves sway with energy beneath a cerulean sky. They stand out verdantly against the black of the soil and the brown of their box. Delicate plants that heighten a dish, taking the flavor from mild to robust. Herbs are magical members within an arsenal of ingredients. This vegetable soup is one of about a…