Purple Basil Ravioli

This invention of a recipe has dough made with purple basil, and a filling of steak and peas. I have this purple basil plant growing, and lately it has been looking a little wild, so I was trying to think of a way I could use a large chunk and not make the same ol’…

New Product Launch!

You may or may not know this about me, but I went to school for Fashion Design. Of course, these days I am finding that I really enjoy graphic design. Within the last year, I started to realize that I was loosing that passion, and I really needed to do something to spark that interest…

Exploring Oregon Roadtrip Pt.3

Hood RiverWell hood river is gorgeous. A very small, dainty town perched on a hill, sitting on the large Columbus river, with a view of Washington on the other side. There was a small main street with mostly outdoorsy type stores as well as coffee shops and the well known Mission brewery. You know, Full…

Exploring Oregon Roadtrip Pt.2

SALEM After Eugene it was another quick hour drive to Salem, which is the capital of Oregon. The only reason I wanted to check out Salem, honestly, was because of the name. I know it is not the same Salem that held all the witch trials, but just having that “connection” made it intriguing. Looking…

Exploring Oregon Roadtrip

Let’s talk Oregon!  In my previous post Oregon Roadtrip, I mentioned which towns I was going to check out on road trip through Oregon. Well we went, and now I’m back and here is what I think… First off, the road-trip was a blast, getting to see many different towns around the state, and how…

Oregon Roadtrip

Starting tomorrow night, my boyfriend and I are going on a 10 day long road trip to and around Oregon. It’s a state I have always wanted to visit and now its going to happen! The plan is to stay in 6 different towns. We already have AirBnBs set up and now we just need…

Roasted Pepper & Honey Hot Sauce

I got a cupful of purple super hot peppers recently, and decided to make my own hot sauce. Made with some honey to tame it down, the sauce turned out perfect. A good flavor, with a spice that lingers. Ingredients 8 ounces hot peppers chopped 5 cloves garlic chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons dark rum 1 cup apple cider vinegar Salt…

Growing Mushrooms

Not magic mushrooms you hippie, these are for cooking. I got this cool grow-your-own pearl oyster mushroom kit from Back to the Roots, as a gift last year, and decided the other day to bust it out. It was super simple to set up, and has been a lot of fun watching them grow. Soon I…

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Did you know hummus is super easy to make? You only need a few basic ingredients, and then you can get fun with the flavors with any added ingredients. This was the first time i’ve ever made it and I was very impressed. I happened to have jalapeños and cilantro at home so it was…

Pearled Farrow w. Grilled pork and Brussel sprouts

I bought Pearled Farrow for the first time and started looking on pinterest for a recipe with farrow and pork. I was so unimpressed with all the options that I decided I just needed to invent my own recipe, adhering to all my needs. I’m so glad I did, because this lightly creamy, flavorful dish…

Orange Heart Ravioli

Well, it’s not truly pink, or red, or orange… so I want to call it Salmon colored Heart Ravioli, but then people glimpsing a read would think there is Salmon inside the ravioli.. So we will go with Orange Heart Shaped Ravioli! These adorable heart shaped ravioli are colored with tomato paste, and are packed…