Waffles + Frites in Downtown Provo

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Lunch in downtown Provo . . .

I recently stopped in Bruges Waffles & Frites to grab a bite to eat. Rather than order something sweet, I went with a savory Waffle Veggie Sandwich. It’s made with creamy goat cheese, avocado, roasted pepper, fresh vegetables and tangy balsamic vinegar. Pair the sandwich with a side of fries, and it’s a match made in heaven.

Charcoal and a Bucket Bag

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 Charcoal and a bucket bag . . .

I’ve recently found myself pairing my charcoal sweater dress with leather lace up boots. It’s a combination that feels both practical and just a little bit trendy. Depending on the temperature, extra layers like a denim jacket or a wool coat easily complete the outfit. Do you have pieces on repeat? What are you wearing lately?

Shop the look here:

Gap denim jacket, French Connection dress (similar), knit accessories, Wolverine ‘1000 Mile’ boots, black bucket bag (similar styles)

photos by Ashlee Brooke

The Farm in Moses Lake

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To grandmother’s house we go . . .

Over the holidays, we made our way to the Lybbert farm in Moses Lake, Washington. It’s around 800 acres and has been in the family since the 1950s. The property is beautiful–everything you’d picture PNW farmland to be.

Peppered Pork Chops and Veggies

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A quick and easy one-pan recipe . . .

1 potato per person, chopped
a large handful of green beans
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 pork chop tenderloin per person
1 clove of garlic, minced
sea salt & cracked black pepper
olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour them into a greased 9×9 pan.

Season the pork chops with a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Gently rub the seasoning into both sides of the chops and nestle them amongst the vegetables in the 9×9 pan.

Roast the veggies and meat for 40 minutes, flipping the pork chops half way through.

Once the potatoes are fork tender and the meat is completely cooked, remove the pan from the oven. Let rest on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving.