So… this is not what I intended to make. You know how they say when life gives you persimmons, make chai-spiced coconut pear bread? Oh, they don’t? Well that’s what I heard the other day. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I bought persimmons for the first time in my life. [...]
Things That Have Been On My Mind Lately: – Why I’m a) actually watching “Battlestar Galactica” when I am so not a sci-fi person and b) actually enjoying watching “Battlestar Galactica” when I am so not a sci-fi person. – The possibility that I may, in fact, be turning into a sci-fi person. – How [...]
In my younger years, I believed everything my dad told me about food. I believed him when he told me that if I ate a watermelon seed, a watermelon tree would grow in my stomach. I believed him when he told me that every time I swallowed a piece of gum, it would stick to [...]
I’m taking part in #TwelveLoaves with this month’s theme, Clean Slate. Take a gander over at Cake Duchess‘s blog for all the yummy breads baked for this month’s challenge, and to learn more about #TwelveLoaves. It’s a pretty swell idea. Tell me you feel it, too: This thing they call cabin fever. It likes to [...]
I can’t explain it, but something about my life feels different lately. It’s not because of my New Year’s goals (because we all know how that went down) — no, it’s something you can’t really pinpoint. It’s like that feeling you get when you finally break in your new boots. Or when the wine pairs [...]
I tried. I really did. I really tried to make January the Month of Healthy Eating. I really tried to eat more kale and drink more water. I even tried to schedule a full month of blog posts with recipes chock-full of healthy, good-for-you ingredients (carrot-flax seed muffins! green smoothies! flavored ice cubes!) but I [...]
For reasons unclear to me other than a permanent underlying keen nostalgia for my childhood, I got a hankering for sloppy joes. I haven’t eaten a sloppy joe in… well, gosh, I don’t even remember the last time. But I probably still had Barbies and Lite-Brite pegs strewn all over my room. I did have [...]
There are three reasons why I love this post. Two of those reasons involve butter. The other involves bread. And thus also sums up what I love about life.