Not Just Any Lasagna, A Dish Made With Love

Things that are home made or made from scratch often just taste better. Why do you think that is? Could it be that the reason is love? Fresh pasta is made with just a few ingredients flour, eggs, salt, and a splash of water. Using dry pasta just doesn’t replicate the quality you get with fresh dough. For this lasagna I opted to add fresh mozzarella and a nice meatball.

Fresh pasta dough is worth the effort.
Add a nice meatball
Fill the lasagna with layers of flavor goodness.
Your stomach will thank you!

There is no replication for the love and passion a chef puts into their food. Love and passion can not be substituted. That is why it is important to cook what inspires you.

Sage Food Advice

Sage has more benefits than you can dream up. Photo by Pexels

Sage has 900 different species. There are more ways to use sage than there are ways for Bubba Gump to use shrimp.

Sage salt, sage honey, sage vinegar, sage syrup, sage sugar, sage for pesto, sage chips, sage for pain, sage for tea, sage for roasting, sage for bitters, sage for soap……

The list goes on and on.

Sage has a savory and slightly peppery flavor profile. The flavor does well for roasted meats especially chicken and pork. Sage is great for adding flavor without calories. Sage is complimentary to other herbs so it works well for rubs and marinades.

Sage is highly studied for it’s medical and healing properties. Sage is a stimulant that helps with; fertility, antiseptic, gas, stomach ailments, heartburn, hair care, oral inflammation and many more uses.


Thyme has a peppery pine flavor

Thyme is a legendary herb with powers that can be said to permeate the history of civilization. As I researched thyme I realized how wide reaching and deep the tales of this miracle herb go. It has been rumored in the deep circles of secret society that Thyme may be the key to solving the covid puzzle ( no evidence supports this theory). When you look deeper into time you will realize that idea may not be as wild as it sounds.

Brew some time tea to release the secrets as old as thyme.

Thyme has been used throughout history in many functions. The Egyptians used thyme in embalming. In the middle ages they put thyme under pillows to prevent nightmares. Jamaican culture gave thyme to mothers after birth as oxytocin. Roman’s burned it as insence for vigor,courage,and strength. Greeks bathed with thyme in the water for courage.

Thyme oil or Thymol is used as an antiseptic in mouth wash and medicate bandages. Thyme or Thyme oil has been used to treat; whooping cough,sore throat, colic, arthritis, stomach pain, diarrhea, bed wetting, gas, worm infection, skin ailments, cold remedies.

Thyme contains protein, vitamin k, magnesium, Vitamins C, Iron

Thyme is versatile in cooking and pairs well with other flavors. Used as a staple in French, Italian and Caribbean cuisine.

PRO TIP- Don’t spend all day removing the eaves from the stem,use the back of a chefs knife or the prongs on a fork to speed up the process. Use fresh thyme ove dried if possible has the flavor is more impact full.