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…

Friendspiration All Around!

Visiting specialty food stores is a practice in exploration. These stores not only offer specific special novelty ingredients you won’t see at your friendly neighborhood grocery store, but they often feature various staples available at extra friendly prices. So. When a friend whose family hails from India tells you to check out a specific local…

A Pepper Journey – From Plant to Plate

Pepper Plant (no relation to Robert) has survived – from seed to sprout, to current pepper producing champion – for over a year in the backyard of Blue House. A month or two ago, fat bumblebees buzzed around delicate white blossoms that have now been replaced by an abundance of green and orange peppers. These…

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…