Earth Day + a TOMS giveaway

In Blog, Giveaways On Monday, April 21, 2014 132 Comments

Hey hey, it’s Earth Day! And I couldn’t choose a better day to share some images of one of the most beautiful places on Earth – the Dominican… Read More »

Watermelon Radish Salad

Spring cleaning

In Blog On Sunday, April 20, 2014 6 Comments

Last year I had what amounted to a pre-mid life crisis. It was late March and I was struggling with indecision – my career felt like it had… Read More »



In 52-week challenge, Blog On Thursday, April 17, 2014 8 Comments

I eat a lot of grapefruit – sectioned with a dollop of honey-sweetened yogurt or sliced into salads. I figured that the flavor might be  too intense for… Read More »


Leisure Sunday

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, April 14, 2014 34 Comments

A Sunday or two ago we faced a big wet blanket of a day. Soggy weather that alternated between pelting rain and damp cold. Not the kind of… Read More »

Banh Mi

Pickled things

In Blog, Crazy days On Sunday, April 13, 2014 2 Comments

I have a serious question: why are all of the jam and jelly canning classes left until August? Do the preservation experts of the world not realize that… Read More »



In 52-week challenge On Thursday, April 10, 2014 2 Comments

It was like Dr. Seuss characters invaded our home this week and stood in place for the kids during our mystery food challenge. Even sautéing the leeks in… Read More »

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Return to the lake house

In Wordless Wednesday On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 37 Comments

Let’s start with the tough news first. This winter we had not one, not two, not three…no, that would be seven pipes break at our lake house because… Read More »

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Vegetarian lasagna

In Blog, Lazy days On Sunday, April 6, 2014 8 Comments

I once told a horrible tale about suffering through month after month of vegetarian lasagna. This is not entirely accurate. Yes, it was the summer when I was… Read More »

Collard greens

Collard greens

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Thursday, April 3, 2014 2 Comments

I have a confession: I’ve never cooked collard greens at home. I’ve eaten them plenty of times, but for some reason, whenever I’ve got greens in mind I… Read More »

Empire State-goodnight

To the top of the Empire State

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, March 31, 2014 44 Comments

My kids’ elementary school recently had a half day of classes, which begged the question: “what to do?” Usually when I ask my guys for their input, they… Read More »