My escape from Hurricane Irma. (And my badass water filter)

Photo from NASA Hurricane Irma was a disaster before it even struck. For a week before the storm raged over the state of Florida, everyone here was a whirlwind of anxiety and emotion. Or maybe instead of whirlwind, I should stay pendulum, since our emotions swung back and forth as often as the track of…

Minestrone Soup (nostalgia in a bowl)

Revived Kitchen’s Minestrone Soup is loaded with fresh vegetables, homemade Italian meatballs, and homemade broth. This recipe is one of the first things I learned how to cook by myself when I was experimenting in the kitchen outside of high school. Now, it’s progressed into this tried and true version of Minestrone Soup. Every Saturday…

Spicy Italian Meatballs (and my thoughts on being single)

Spicy Italian Meatballs are a wealth of flavor from start to finish—and perfect to make in large batches. A delicious addition to both soups and pasta. I woke with thin rays of light yellow sunlight just barely beginning to trickle through my window. This is my favorite time of year in Florida because it means…