January is National Oat Month!

By Brandi McRill / January 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

Happy New Year!! January brings such inspiration for me. Not in the ‘I have to create a resolution and stick to it’ kinda way but, in the ‘okay, what has worked in the past year and what has not’ kinda way. I always seem to be reminded of the need to slow down and appreciate […]

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Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup

By Brandi McRill / January 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Did you know??? January is national soup month. (Well, duh, right?) While I LOVE soup, I’m over here on a Ramen tear and I will NOT STOP until I have ‘mastered’ the art of the perfect bowl. I say ‘mastered’ because some ramen chefs dedicate their entire lives to finding the perfect harmony in a […]

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This is a sticker that we sell for $5. It is black with a hand-scribbled flower peace sign, a black background and Give Plants a Chance in green letters. The sticker also mentions Flourishing Fern, The Flourishing Times and the Farm to Kitchen Collective.

In Defense of my Obligatory New Year’s day post

By Brandi McRill / January 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Happy New -DECADE,- Y’all! Not sure about you but, it’s been one hell of an end to 2010’s over here. I’m not sure if the excitement from the holidays has me buzzing or if the promise of a new beginning is most intriguing but this January 1st finds me with hope and inspiration! Ushering in […]

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Butternut Squash Marinara

By Brandi McRill / December 1, 2019 / 4 Comments

The first time I ever tried butternut squash was in a jar of marinara years ago. During one of my marathon trips to TJ Maxx, I stumbled upon a jar of sauce that was ‘low in points’ so I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicate taste and quickly […]

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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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The Fourth Steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / August 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hi there! Christina here. I’m a guest writer this week that’s been charged with the task of introducing you to breath-work. I’ve been a loyal follower of the Farm to Kitchen Collective since its early inception and am proud to share some of my background and breath-work techniques with this growing community.  If you’ve been […]

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The Third Steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Move More. Find the Stillness.    I love Sundays and always have. There is something special about a Sunday that just resets the soul. But, My Sundays are supercharged. Weekly Schedule? Check. Meals prepped & planned? Check. Meetings Confirmed? Check. I usually start Sunday Supper around 3 or 4 and I take care to plan […]

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The Second Steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Proper Nutrition.   Hmmmm…Food is probably the one true topic I talk about every day. But, I’ve cautiously avoided diving beneath the surface. Growing up with a busy, working mother, weeknights were fast and easy, usually coming from a box. My stepfather was a foodie before foodies were a thing as we were always driving […]

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The first steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Self-care. That word conjures images of bubble baths, pampering and massages; but, truly, self-care is so much more than these indulgences. While amazing for reducing stress, these things will only give you temporary results if Self-Care does not become a habit. I recently read an article from Forbes Magazine on LinkedIn proposing that Self-Care is […]

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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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