This is an image of a charcuterie board with a black chalkboard noting the Top 7 components of charcuterie.

The Top 7 Components to creating the Best Charcuterie Board

By Brandi McRill / November 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Top 7 Components to Creating the Best Charcuterie Board Have you noticed Charcuterie Boards are the hottest ‘new’ trend? They are fun, they are beautiful and you can’t seem to spend more than 15 minutes on social media without seeing one. Typically loaded with meats, cheeses and all else that is delicious. And…my favorite […]

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This is an image of finished Pumpkin Hummus drizzled with Masa Harina. A white dish sits atop an orange towel. A silver spoon sits on top of the towel and a fresh pie pumkin can be seen is in the background.

Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Hummus

By Brandi McRill / November 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

I LOVE pumpkin and will find any way to use it. I learned, rather quickly, that fresh pumpkin (and pumpkin in the can) is a FAR cry from the flavors I consider ‘pumpkin spice.’ (Um, where are the cloves, the cinnamon…the yumminess???) Our weekly co-op share always provides pie pumpkin during the fall shares. I […]

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Aloe and the Healing Power of Community

By Brandi McRill / September 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

So, this is a random post in the middle of a Wednesday…I’m sitting with projects piled up around me but I know…KNOW…that it is important that I share this message with all of you. Today is the day our veggie co-op resumes. This will be our SIXTH season sharing fresh veggies with our community. SIX!!! […]

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Fresh, Local Inspiration for your Dinner Table

By Brandi McRill / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

I am honored to have been asked to present for the Cypress chapter of Wine Women & Wellness. The primary goal of this nationwide organization is to create a wellness culture in each community. Members support one another in a platform for business owners to gain visibility and create deep connections in a space designed […]

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This is vibrant bowl of beet hummus with chopped carrots and celery on our signature blue plates.

The Best Beet Hummus

By Brandi McRill / March 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

I think I have a love affair with beets. Seriously. I did not like beets as a kid unless it was pickled to a juicy sweetness. One afternoon, I spent my lunch break at a fancy culinary gourmet shop. (One of my favorite things is to discover new things and, food fascinates me so foodie […]

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Elyssa, Tomball Volunteer, hold an armful of seasonal vegetables from the summer harvest.

How to maximize the Season’s Harvest

By Brandi McRill / October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you aren’t accustomed to shopping from local farms, the transition is…different. When you are a grocery store shopper, you can find a recipe, go to the store for your ingredients and get everything in one location. (Usually.) When practicing Seasonal Eating, you receive an ingredient, THEN figure out what to do with it. The […]

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How to get the Kid’s involved in the Kitchen…without losing your mind.

By Brandi McRill / September 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

During quarantine 2020, parents everywhere had a ‘come to Jesus’ meeting with themselves. Some admitted that their kids were turds and felt waves of empathy for teachers across the world. Others were unwilling to face some facts and soaked themselves in Chardonnay and nachos. (This would be me.) Really though, almost ALL of my momma-friends […]

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How to help local farmers while feeding your Family, too!

By Brandi McRill / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

A few years ago my husband and I started going to the farmer’s market every weekend. We had a new Puppy that needed to be socialized and I LOVE cooking so it was the perfect set-up. I learned how to eat in season and came to appreciate the value of fresh, local food. I, once, […]

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