Brooklyn Biltong Product Review

“Biltong is Jerky’s better looking brother.” Ever since I was a little “laaitjie” in Pretoria, South Africa, playing around my grandfather’s butchery I realized the potential of biltong. Oupa Dawie was a very disciplined, lovable butcher and respected hunter that made some of the “best biltong” in Pretoria. We would never leave without brown bags stuffed full of delicious dried meat for the ride home. I…

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Lemon Tarragon Coconut Flour Muffins

I’ve been reminded on more than one occasion of the fabulousness and versatility of coconut flour in the kitchen. In fact, just recently I was asked about my knack for whipping up coconut flour muffins. This got me thinking of how to revisit and revise the original scrumptious and savory little bites I created a…

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Burgundy Blue Basil Beans

More beans arrived on my doorstep this week. I am so truly grateful. I am blessed. I am. You know what, blueberries are also still in season. AND, both basil and balsamic vinegar are always amazing…together. With the rich, dark, and dirty purple color created from this vinaigrette/pesto of sorts, we really wanted to entitle…

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Grilled Shrimp with Cardamom Orange Lavender Cream

I’m still loving the long sunny summer days, the heat, and the freshness of flavors these days seem to impart. And, especially when it’s hot, the grill seems to be synonymous with summertime meals. Shrimp kabobs on the barbie….yum… And, paired with a light and luscious citrus cardamom “cream,” well, there really are no words….

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Lemon Rosemary Basil and Beef

Lemon and rosemary are an obvious match made in heaven. Add some fresh basil to the pot, and with a bit of well seasoned beef, you’re drooling. Several years ago, on a special evening, but also on the fly, I fried up some lemon rosemary sliders for a certain someone. They were truly amazing. The…

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Meyer Lemon Salt

I’m an absolute salt fanatic. …and I adore Meyer Lemons. Thus, I’m in heaven with the best of both worlds. Great creative in the kitchen. I dare you.

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Blood Orange Salt Crystals

I had just finished a conversation at home, stating the utter importance of a supremely serene and sublimely clean kitchen in my life. In fact, I believe I could still hear the faint echo of my statement as I ventured upon my juicing journey and witness the massacre of vibrant blood orange sweetness and sticky…

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Grain Free “Almost” Sourdough

Sourdough is sourdough.  Distinct and delicious. You can’t miss it. So…. ~ while this recipe is most certainly grain-free, it may be lacking slightly in the sourdough category. I tried, though. Grain-free bread can be tricky. I’ve decided, that even labeled with an “almost,” I succeeded. This recipe is actually an adaptation of the Grain-Free…

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