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Lovely Internet 1.8.16

1. I got to see my favorite band of all the years perform for the first time in 10 years. It was amazing.

2. My alma mater made a video about Baltimore that is worth a view. In my 8 years living in Baltimore, exploring all parts of the city, I experienced something that is very different than how the city is frequently portrayed in the news.

3. This January, forget your diet that will definitely fail, and aim for a lifestyle change. Healthy-ish.

4. I am really going to miss this president.

5. In all the talk about trigger warnings, we never talk about the trauma we carry.

6. If exercise was a vital sign.

7. Trevor Noah on Obama’s tears.

8. Twitter’s white problem.

9. Ruuuuuuuuuuuude. 

10. This is a pretty incredible use of cardboard.


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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Hey Party People!! How were your holidays? Were they relaxing? Were they full of hot chocolate and bubble baths and family and twinkle lights? I hope they were. And if they weren’t, well, I feel you there. Our holiday travels were a mixed bag of family and friends and overindulging on pork roll and hours spent in bumper to bumper traffic in the rain and head colds. And not nearly enough hot chocolate.


roasted cauliflower 4


Here’s a recipe for your new January groove. It’s warm and comforting and vegetable with butter on it so it really hits all the notes you could possibly want. Perfect for your resolutions, as long as you didn’t give up butter (but you wouldn’t).


roasted cauliflower 1

roasted cauliflower 2


Whole Roasted Cauliflower


1 whole cauliflower

4 tbsp butter

1 tsp chipotle powder

Sea salt


Preheat oven to 400F. Rub cauliflower head with butter and season with chipotle and salt. Roast for 50 minutes- 1 hour until browned, tender, and cooked through. Serve hot.

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Best of 2015

I feel like I’ve said this every late December for the past few years, but when I reflect back on 2015 it’s hard to distinguish the moments that were total shit from the moments that were total bliss. There were ups and downs, full of memories that will stay with me always. Best of all, however, it was full of food. We started the year with a brand new dining room table that served us so well, allowing us to share food with so many people we loved. That table has become the center of our home, and I can’t wait to see who saddles up to it in 2016. All that said, here’s our Best Of’s for 2015:


meyer lemon '15


Best Cocktail

Meyer Lemon ’15


chicken biscuits


Best Sliders

Chicken Biscuits Sliders


shrimp and collards 2


Best Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp, Collards, & Cheese Grits


belmond crab cakes 10


Best Seafood Dish

Citrus & Dill Crab Cakes


grilled pizza 4


Best Party Food

Pizza on the Grill


fig & lemon chess 8


Most Delicious Ancient Recipe

Fig & Lemon Tarts


zucchini and shrimp 5


Best Use of a Spiralizer

Chili Lime Shrimp & Scallops with Corn, Zucchini Noodles, & Avocado Creama 


cider donuts 7


Best Use of the Deep Fryer

Apple Cider Donuts


pickled peaches 5


Most Delicious Pickles

Pickled Peaches


pumpkin gratin 1


Best Application of Squash

Pumpkin & Acorn Squash Gratin


apple tarts 4

Most Beautiful Dessert

Apple Rose Tarts

sorghum biscuits 5

Best Dessert Biscuits

Sorghum & Goat Cheese Hand Pies

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