Summer days have been filled with so much. Early mornings and late nights and lots of moving parts in between. As we are gearing back up for the start of school and back to campus for me, I have been reflecting on the gifts of this summer. There are many things I cherish from this … Continue reading Miscellany 2: Summer Gifts (Vermont Maple Syrup, Garden Inspired Meals, Morning Prayer & Revolutionary Cleaning Cloths)
Last winter I was having birthday brunch with Dave at the lovely Steadfast Coffee and we ran into my fellow social worker/professional acquaintance, Cameron. She’s so cool. She's a social worker, yoga instructor, rock climber, a true beauty. The kind of person you want to be like. I had a stack of books, including some … Continue reading Falafel Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash
Y'all, an unexpected thing happened to our family this winter. We fell in love with cauliflower. I have always liked it, but never would I have thought that the words *cauliflower* and *crave* would be used in the same sentence. But now, I crave it, and it shows up on the grocery list every week. Here's how … Continue reading Sautéed Cauliflower: Our Unexpected Crave
When I find something great, I can't wait to pass it on! We have a new favorite meal at our house that I have been wanting to share with you for several weeks. These early dark dinner hours have made it really hard to capture the meal in photos in order to post it. So, … Continue reading Quinoa Bowls…Pass it On
This is the signature bumper sticker from the great blog, Dinner A Love Story I have had several conversations with people lately about MENU PLANNING. I think people have to find their own personal style and the system that works for them. We have finally found a system that works for us. The challenge is … Continue reading Finding Your Menu-Planning Groove
Summer means road tripping. GORP (or trail mix, you might call it) is a favorite treat of mine to take on the road, to the pool, on a hike, or vacation. What exactly is GORP? I did a little research about the etymology of GORP and here's what wikipedia tells me. Good Ole Raisins & Peanuts … Continue reading Road Tripping: Healthy Snacks and PackingTips!
Last summer when I started blogging, I wasn't sure what it would be like. I didn't know if I would really enjoy it. I mean, I love food, taking photos, telling stories, and sharing tips from the kitchen and "philosophies" of life. However, I was hesitant about this whole blogging thing. Would it be fun? … Continue reading Kicky Chickpea Salad
Ina Garten is my favorite high profile cook. I trust her. She is real, down to earth, uses great ingredients (some that are far beyond my scope or wallet, but most not) and simple techniques. One of the best things I have learned from her, through the several Barefoot Contessa cookbooks I own, is roasting. … Continue reading Roasted Winter Vegetables