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a bittersweet good-bye

The blog turns 8 years old this year. And it’s finally come to pass that my time is this space is over. Actually, it was probably over 2-3 years ago. It was around this time that the traffic died off pretty drastically, but the faithful still kept stopping by to visit. My goal, as it […]

food bloggers unite: feeding south africa

“It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible. In order to learn, children need to be nourished. The Lunchbox Fund ensures that ever child is equipped to embrace the future and change it for the better.”— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu This year’s event by The Giving Table focuses on […]

just write {89}

I’m good at so much, but lately, I feel like I’m not good at anything at all except moving through each 24-hour period. I made an amazingly tasty batch of Kamut-Millet pancakes last week, thick and dense with the good stuff, and we ate them daily for three days. Each time I took a bite […]

going hungry

“I’m starving” “I’m SO hungry I could die!” “I’m famished!!”

just write {76}

I had to let go. Give in. Step back and admit that it wasn’t working anymore, that we couldn’t do this. It was too much for us. And I hated that I cried about it. It’s just a damn car. I’m not materialistic at all. I don’t seek out names, brands or designers for my […]

stepping back

It’s two weeks to Christmas and right on schedule, we got smacked with an epic Winter storm. Almost 14 inches of snow fell over the weekend, blanketing our state and instantly changing everything from dull December to dazzling white. The internal switch to Christmas mode snapped on with a definitive click, and now I’m really […]

a brownie, a giveaway

Still awaiting our first real snowfall here in Minnesota. Anyone remember this from two years ago?? That was a winter that just didn’t quit. As much as I love snow, even my adoration of it was stretched to the limit that year. And then last year, it rained the week before Christmas, and everything was […]

giving thanks for wild rice & amazing wine

I’ve not always been an ardent fan of wild rice. As a kid, I don’t recall eating it much, and then in my early 20′s, I had an extremely dangerous case of food poisoning that involved shrimp and wild rice and since then? Yeah, you can imagine the aversion I’ve held. And the aroma of this […]

monday fun day…. the fourth (and FINAL)

I’ve saved the best for last. This week, it’s the Magazine Edition! That’s right; THREE cookbooks culled from cooking magazines, including the long-gone, but never forgotten Gourmet magazine. Congratulations to last week’s winners: On a Stick- Kristin Dannecker Real Stew- Ann Matthiesen  First time here? Not sure what’s going on? Let’s get the scoop, one […]

monday fun day…. the third

Sticks and Stews. That’s the theme this week. Once again, here are the details on our Monday Fun Day cookbook giveaway. If this is your first venture to this site, welcome! I’ve got two cool books for you this week, but watch out! Next week is EPIC!! Congrats to our winners from last week!! Jen […]