mardi gras mmxv

In light of Mardi Gras this year on February 9th, I wanted to share my experience in New Orleans, LA from the previous year. This time last February, I went to NOLA for a business trip that coincidentally fell on the weekend of Valentine’s Day, so Jj and I didn’t get to celebrate our first […]

how to make basil pesto

I love basil and basil pesto, especially! Basil pesto is such a versatile addition to any dish. The great thing about making basil pesto is that it isn’t uptight like the other recipes. All nuts and cheeses are accepted; you can easily whip up some pesto with substitutes if you don’t have pine nuts and romano […]

how to cook beets & beet greens

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Happy MLK, everyone!  Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most memorable heroic icons to me because of his humanitarianism and ability to influence positive thoughts in people.  He didn’t wait for somebody else to make history; he took it upon himself […]