Detox Salad

Time for Sunday confessional y’all, even though it’s not Sunday, it’s not a secret, and I’m not Catholic. I got lazy about cooking/eating/serving good meals over the holidays. Now maybe good isn’t the right word… Healthy? Nourishing? Not so packed with butter you’re wondering if you’re lactose intolerant? I’m not big on resolutions; I just […]

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Gamekeeper Butternut Bisque

Do y’all remember that bangin’ little farm to table restaurant that I told you about in Boone, NC? The Gamekeeper? Yeah, well they keep getting better and more creative but they shared with me, their classic Butternut Squash Bisque recipe. It’s a staple that has been on and off their menu for years and I’m […]

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Haymaker Charlotte

The holidays are a whirlwind. So much so that I forget to take pictures to post what I’ve been cooking since being home in Cornelius. Seriously, I made a beautiful potato gratin that was sure to take years off of your life and I managed to forget to take a picture or two. Probably divine […]

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Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine

An internship is required for every culinary school student at Johnson & Wales University. I got to complete my internship in the Loire Valley of France, about 2 hours by train, southwest of Paris. It’s as dreamy and French out there as it sounds. Let me paint a picture. Surrounded by sunflower fields, lie two […]

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The People’s Market

This is my first Charlotte post and I couldn’t think of a better place to start than The People’s Market of Dilworth. It opened up about a year ago and I ended up there for the first time last week. I understand how impractical it is to travel from Lake Norman or even from the […]

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My Big Fat Greek Salad

I recently posted about pairing flavors and following your nose. It’s just as important to follow the cliché flavors as a base before you start getting wild. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s what today is all about. There are of course varieties with every recipes and as you learn about food, you’ll […]

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