Celebrate Spring with this lovely Easter lunch of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Carrot Soufflé and no knead bread

The Perfect Spring Easter lunch

By Brandi McRill / April 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Around here, we find just about any reason to celebrate and ringing in the Spring Season is one of our favorites! I’ve received several inquiries about my Spring Equinox Dinner for people looking to make Easter brunch so, if you want to recreate this delicious meal, follow these links for this easy to follow meal! […]

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Beets & strawberry salad on our signature plating with a vibrant pink background

Strawberry Beet Salad

By Brandi McRill / February 19, 2020 / 4 Comments

Do you love beets??? It’s usually a resounding YES -or- an emphatic NO when people weigh in on their love (or, disdain) for beets. For some reason, people have an incredibly emotional reaction to this beautiful root vegetable. Probably more than any other veggie, to be honest. Well, I, for one, LOVE BEETS!!! Red, Golden, […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Cucumber Salad

By Brandi McRill / October 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s officially fall. However, Houston did NOT get the memo. With temps still in the 90’s, most of the cold weather crops need nighttime temps to drop we we can usher in the next season’s crop of vegetables. I have been trying to fill the co-op boxes with diversity but we are all yearning for […]

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Strawberry Ricotta Toast

By Brandi McRill / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Growing up, my Grandma told me “Fruit is Nature’s candy.” As an adult, I’ve come to learn she is absolutely correct. I am always looking for ways to enhance the flavor of bare fruit by adding a few complimentary tweaks that will make their flavor sing. Sugar-laden dishes are tasty and seem to be the […]

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How to Trim an artichoke in a few easy steps!

By Brandi McRill / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Oh, the lovely artichoke. This fun food has a special place in my heart. (Pun intended!) Jack and I met at a restaurant called the Mason Jar. The ‘Jar’ was known for their steamed artichoke and their Spinach- Artichoke Dip. So, my man and I were slinging artichokes before they were cool. To me, artichokes […]

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Green Bean Summer Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

So, due to a co-op SNAFU, I ended up with far too much cilantro. Like WAAAAAAAAY too much. In my quest to dress ‘all of the things’ with cilantro, I came across the very last of my green beans. Green Beans…AND….Cilantro? Is it possible?– surely… Has anyone tried it?– Likely…Right? Well, I got a little […]

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Tarragon Potato Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

I discovered herbed potato salad back in my early 20’s at a friend’s dinner party. Until then, potato salad was the traditional mayo or mustard version with some sort of relish-olive mixture. I had never had tarragon before, much less in a potato salad that had wine!!! Tarragon is both a culinary and medicinal herb. The […]

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Summer Corn Confetti Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 3, 2018 / 3 Comments

Houston in August is hot!!! Like, next level hot. The idea of standing in front of a stove when temps are averaging high 90’s seems insane. Over the next 5 Fridays we will be sharing some of our favorite salad recipes designed to keep your kitchen cool while still highlighting the summer’s harvest. The first […]

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This is an image of cubed butternut squash and fried sage. You can see brussels sprouts and a pork chop in the background.

Bravado Spice Pineapple & Habanero sauced Butternut Squash with Fried Sage

By Brandi McRill / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

There is something about the sweetness of the pineapple that makes butternut squash sing! When we first saw the Pineapple Hab sauce from Bravado, the thought of butternut (or sweet potatoes as a sub) immediately came to mind. I’ve seen many recipes with freshly cubed pineapple . If you would like a sweeter dish, add […]

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