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And Now, A guest post: Summer Quinoa Salad!

August 9, 2013


Editor’s Note: Susan is a dear friend and an inspiration to me in all things motherhood, working & juggling, faith and fun. She’s a designer by day and mommy to two boys round the clock, one of whom makes an appearance here:) Thanks so much for sharing Susan–and for bringing this over to keep me […]

4 years

May 24, 2013


I realized today when I was in the midst of this epic recipe (epic because of my life, not because it’s inherently difficult…) a few things. I realized that I love cooking, as a way of marking out the time and place, of making something special, sacred if you will…remembered. I understood that recently I’ve […]

Champagne Chicken. Or “Waste not, want not”

March 3, 2013


I know the title is a bit incongruous. Ha. Well, I’m really in a phase of trying to use well all the foods we have around—it helps me push the creativity envelope (this could be a good example of that) and also is in keeping with how we’re trying to live–simply and joyfully. Strict(ish) grocery […]

Spinach Pie a year later–“Spanakopita”

March 2, 2013


A quote from the current family movie obsession—when Ezma is about to kill Kronk– “I never liked your spinach puffs. Never.” About a year ago, when I blessedly found myself with more free time and mental space, I made spanakopita. This time around I somewhat accidentally found myself looking at a box of phyllo dough, […]

D is for Detox

February 1, 2013


I just went through a wonderful whole foods 12 day detox. Yep, after the holidays I knew I could use a little help…I was eating and craving the stuff I knew wasn’t good for me and babe–so time to reset and bring back the good habits–and hopefully even build on them towards better habits:) I […]

This ain’t no Snapper…

July 14, 2012


This is a recipe for a quick and easy fish dish. I know, it’s hard to believe I cook anything that doesn’t start with “M” and end in “uffin”…This post is part of proving that to you, and because it involves one of my favorite “secret ingredients”–pomegranates. They have been creeping into alot of things […]


June 29, 2012


No other title could get your attention like that one does. So this recipe has been in my repetoire for some time. It gets pulled out now and again when I’m in the mood for some wings and beer on a weekend night, or when my guy asks for them. Ladies, take note, it’s always […]

Asparagus Pizza

May 8, 2012


This Asparagus pizza takes some of my favorite sights and tastes of spring, and rolls them into one easy dish. We had the ham and asparagus already around, and the yellow tomatoes glowed at me from the grocery shelves…so they are in here too. Ingredients Whole wheat pizza dough Roasted Asparagus (15-20 min at 425, […]

Springtime Peas

April 23, 2012


Check out this great collection of photos and recipes involving peas, from Food and Wine. I’m especially interested in the “Baby Peas with Crispy Leeks and Bacon“… and Pea, Asparagus and Bacon Risotto (pictured below).

Ham with Plum Sauce / Asparagus / Potatoes

April 10, 2012


Our take on the traditional holiday ham dinner, with a plum sauce invented by my creative husband (and made reality by yours truly). Menu: Ham (Honey baked) Asparagus, saute’d with spices in oil Roasted potatoes–with sea salt and a special pepper like TJ’s flower pepper Side salad (see picture) Plum sauce for the Ham (recipe […]