Nov 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Menu 2011

This menu is missing it’s lead character, the turkey. I do have an incredible roast chicken recipe that I’m sure will translate wonderfully for turkey. I have never, and have not volunteered for, the job of creating the lead role for Thanksgiving dinner. Just writing about how I have not taken on this task makes my heart start beating rapidly, in panic, not excitement. I love bringing the side dishes, pie, drinks, anything really,… Read more

May 3, 2011

Celebration Menu

A few weekends ago I got the privilege of hosting a baby shower for a very dear friend of mine. My bestie, partner in crime, life partner, other spouse or however you want to label our very close connection. Our husbands regularly joke that we were made for one another. Despite my move three hours away about three years ago, we have remained close and check in regularly. Doesn’t mean I don’t miss how easy… Read more

Apr 30, 2011

Honey Roasted Parsnips, Sweet Mashed Potatoes & BBQ Porkchops

You will notice over the next few weeks that this site is changing in new and wonderful ways. I’ve been accumulating ideas over the last year that my husband has recently made time to implement. In no short part, I’m sure, because he is tired of my endless whining about all the ideas I have that I can’t make happen without changing the site. There will be new categories for recipes, a way to print… Read more

Mar 30, 2011

Midnight Red Bean Chili Presence

I adore Nikki McClure. If you have never heard of her, that’s just a shame and you must rectify this ignorance immediately by visiting the online Olympia store. She makes posters, books and most recently a cookbook that I salivated over for months until a good friend just mailed me a copy for no good reason other than she saw it and thought of me. The book is less about recipes and… Read more

Oct 7, 2010

Tomato Soup & Eggplant Panini

The leaves are turning to yellow, red and orange. They’re falling like twirling acrobats from the limbs to the streets, littering the world with beauty. The brilliant blue sky and bright sun warm the crisp mornings that turn your breath to fog. It’s officially fall and I have been storing up a whole lot of soups in my “can’t wait to make” list and will be sharing them with you as the seasons continue to… Read more

May 21, 2010

Oven Baked Fish and Chips

As soon as it was over I wanted it to happen all over again. There are so many events in life where the ending feels like such a sadness because the middle was so wonderful. Dinner the other night was one of those events. I had this recipe sitting in my kitchen for the last three weeks. It was simple, quick and sounded too good to be true. The ingredients were inexpensive, short, seasonal and… Read more

Apr 16, 2010

Oh baby

Babies. They’re adorable, cute, hilarious and full of surprising noises. They get my heart to slow down and take in a great deep gulp of peace and love. To hold one is a treasure, to have one is a blessing. They coo, smile, sleep, fart and poop. They ask nothing and everything. They can cause hearts to melt and tempers to flare. They are little human beings with great power. I was recently thrilled to… Read more