Ever since I can remember I have been resourceful in ways I’ve been able to generate income for myself, and I truly believe that I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was 7 I was begging to cut the grass to earn some extra cash. I remember even asking my sister if she’d pay me to clean her room. I did whatever I could to save money and use it wisely on things that mattered to me (it’s all relative, I mean… Read More
I can’t wrap my mind around where summer went. It feels like it was just the beginning of July and here we are now at the end of August. Who let that happen? One thing I know for sure, I am soaking in on all of the summer produce possible. Fresh items like peaches, nectarines, berries (all the berries!), summer squash and greens are in such abundance right now. So I am using them up in every way I can possibly fit them… Read More
If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I got the most random episode of a sinus cold this past week. It took me by complete surprise. It is the middle of summer, after all. I was fine on Tuesday, but I woke up Wednesday morning and could barely breathe through my nose, lost my sense of smell and generally felt pretty miserable. Lucky me, I had a busy day that day with back to back meetings so I pushed through.… Read More
Pesto was my thing. Is my thing actually and there are five simple ingredients that make a true pesto; a nut (traditionally pine nuts, though my favorite is pecan), a cheese (traditionally Parmesan, though my choice would be Pecorino), basil, high quality olive oil and fresh garlic. After living in Italy I know how the Italians feel about tampering with traditions, especially recipes. While living there I searched high and low for the most authentic pesto and when I came home I aimed to recreate… Read More
I was born in Alabama, where much of my family still lives . The other half live in north central Florida. My family is Southern. Not in the old-money, high society, bow-tie wearing kind of way. Instead my family comes from humble roots with my Great Grandfather as a butcher and his wife a homemaker who took care to feed five children. Then those five children, mostly women, took to starting their own families and between my Grandma and her sisters I have witnessed true Southern cooking. My… Read More
I really enjoy eating fish and I’ll admit that I need to do more often than I do. I love being able to impart different flavors on to foods to give it a different spin. That same idea is how this AIP “fish n chips” was born.