A friend stopped by work today and brought these beauties: Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans! They were wrapped in bundles with cellophane, and secured in a Ziploc bag, but even those measures didn’t prevent the scent of them distracting me the rest of the work day. She has no idea how wonderful of a treat this … More Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
Describing my dad’s garden in Brussel Sprouts That Don’t Taste Like a Cave must have got me in the mood for my garden, because last night, after the kids were in bed and the dinner dishes done, I couldn’t wait to start my seeds for this year’s garden. Armed with a pair of tweezers and … More You Say Toe-may-toe, I Say Toe-mah-toe
One of my favorite memories as a little girl was sneaking out to my dad’s garden, picking a ripe, sun-warmed tomato, and biting into the juicy red flesh. Sometimes, I would even sneak out a little salt, tied up in a napkin, to season my tomato with. Yum – salted tomatoes are still one of … More Brussels Sprouts That Don’t Taste Like a Cave
The title is misleading. I don’t cook with my kids, per se. Most of the time, I am actually screaming at them to “get out of my kitchen”. Hold up… Before you go handing me the ‘Bad Mom’ award for withholding perfect life lessons in the kitchen… I have tried. My 17-year old is brilliant, … More Cooking with Kids – Banana Bread
Several years ago, while searching for “healthy recipes”, I happened upon an article that caught my eye. The picture of the bright, green liquid in the mason jar piqued my interest. The claim that this emerald green concoction was a sort of detox and would help me “lose weight” sealed the deal. I had to try … More Poo Juice
With everything that I do, it always seems that I have so many great in-betweens and endings, but not so many great beginnings. You know that whole ‘when life hands you lemons’ quote? Yeah, story of my life. I have learned to season the best of “shit sandwiches”, and still…. I cannot count how many … More Hello world!