Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Peach Jalapeño Salad

For the first time in years, My man & I found ourselves bound to the north in the heat of July.  Traditionally, we travel to Georgia, but had opted cooler trip in early May. It was glorious, but, now July was missing that southern spark.    I was daydreaming of peach pie, pimento cheese &…

Recipe: Green Detox Drink

This is the ultimate juice blend & St. Patty’s Day Remedy. Balance out the pregames & parades with something a little healing.  Get right & start with a hearty pour of this before you dive into the Irish Coffees to stay authentically energized. Why you ask? Cucumber‘s will provide magnesium & Potassium which effectively “pretox”…

Cinnamon-Apple Crisp with Honey Almond Crumble

Here’s What you’ll need: For the Cake 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tbsp ground grahm crackers ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp dark brown sugar 3 tbsp milk ½ tbsp vegetable oil ¼ tsp ground ginger ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tbsp honey Pinch of salt For the Apples: 2 cups of largely diced apples 2…

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Icing

I have learned the season’s true worth, and appreciated every drop of our Indian summer.  The temperatures are growing steadily cooler & comforts are around every corner.  I am magnetized to flavors like cinnamon, chai caramel, and pumpkin, and I have been indulging in every last one. About mid-morning, one grey skied-day my man &…

Mayan Hot Chocolate

Valentine’s day is a great occasion to break out this brew. It’s just right for the season– warm and cozy on a cool evening and more unique than any pink cocktail.  A warm cinnamon embrace, velvety chocolate, and an infusion of cayenne give Mayan hot chocolate the perfect balance of sweet and sensual flavors.  This…

Banana + Maple Bread Pudding Bites

Here’s What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup cinnamon 5 cups cubed white bread Custard: 5 eggs + 1 extra yolk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract pinch ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon local honey 1 over-ripe banana Topping: 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/4…

Simple Immune Brew

In my book, winter’s ultimate comfort comes from a silent moment & a good cup of tea. Curled up in bed, buried under covers is a heavenly place to be, but not when you’re down with the sickness. I dodge any bugs or flu’s with my reliable immunity stimulating-elixir. This recipe makes 1 pot (6…

Lemon Cloud Pie

Here’s what you’ll need: 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked 1/2 cup white sugar lemon pudding mix 2 1/4 cups water 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese 2 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar Here’s how to make it: With the flame off, Prepare water, and egg yolks in a saucepan,Whisk well….

Cardamom & Ginger Mulled Apple Cider

All season long I seek out the things that bring me comfort & enhance the auburn world outside.  Hot Cider is one of those autumnal staples that I just can’t go a year without.  This recipe is something my beau & I whipped up for a golden afternoon with friends.  We sipped spicy sips &…

Comfort Food: Honey-Roasted Squash Soup

Here’s What You’ll Need: 2 butternut squash 2 large carrots 1 acorn squash 1/2 yellow onion 2 tablespoons local honey 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup stock (chicken or vegetable) 1/2 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon grated ginger Spice Blend: pinch of allspice pinch of nutmeg pinch of cayenne pepper pinch of tumeric pinch of garlic…

Blueberry-Rosemary Jam

Autumn is here, a time to cozy up with comfort foods and indulgent treats. The flavors of the season don’t always have to be pumpkin or chai, try something new this fall, and brew up a batch of jam, made with this months harvest.  I used blueberries and rosemary picked at a local farm, and honey…

Labor Day Spread: Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion & Fig Flatbread

Kick the holiday off right, eat light and drink on. Labor Day is a time for savoring the last of these warm summer days and digging in to some decadent eats. Always be mindful of options when you are entertaining. So for variety’s sake, I started with something sweet– a Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion & Fig…