seeded cracker breads

{{In the midst of radio silence on the blog, I’m re-posting this terrific Crackerbread recipe from last Spring, along with a bittersweet story of my beloved rolling pin}} I have a rolling pin in my kitchen that I suspect is older than I am. It belonged to my Mom, and when she passed, I wordlessly […]

this is 50

┬áToday is my 50th birthday. It’s hard to wrap your head around 50 years of living. I’ve tried a lot in the last months to make sense of this journey, to see, in looking backwards, how the years past have shaped and formed the ‘Me’ that is celebrating a half century of life today. Sometimes […]

these little things

I’m awakened by the familiar creak of the floorboard outside our bedroom door as Mike brings a steaming cup of coffee in to the room for me. He opens the blind to the morning light, kisses me lightly and leaves me to sip, awaken and stretch in the quiet. It’s one of our most beloved […]


We’re renovating our Master bathroom, and it’s just as fun and exciting as it sounds. Mike is pretty handy, and I have some skills of my own, so we’re doing all the work ourselves. Obviously, we aren’t casting and pouring our new countertop and sink, and we’re not molding the tile for the floor one […]


Two years ago, without even knowing why, the word ‘mindful’ came to me on a cold January morning in 2012, and sank like a stone in to my heart. It stayed there for the next 12 months, sprouting upwards in consciousness through interactions at work, with my friends, my family and with my actions. I […]

reflecting, forward and back

My current view is a darkened house, lit only by Christmas lights on the tree, and draped over various banisters and cabinet tops in my main level. If only it was appropriate to have these twinkling multi-colored lights and deep green strands cascading everywhere, all year long, I surely would as it’s the most soothing […]

on knowing it’s enough, and apple cranberry crisp

The end of the year always brings reflection for me. I tend not to wait until the flip of the calendar to January, and resolutions never cross my thoughts, but I look at my life and do a sort of personal evaluation on where I am, where the past year led me, and where I’d […]

~ 11 years ~

August 17, 2002. 11 Things I’ve learned in 11 years of marriage 1. It’s ok to not figure it all out right away. You have time. Lots of time. The key is to just keep trying. 2. Sometimes a hug is all you need to bridge the space that’s come between you. 3. Never underestimate […]

chickpea fries, and 7 years

It’s hard to keep writing a food blog for seven years, which is how long my little spot on the Internet has been around. Began in June of 2006, when food blogs raised an eyebrow of question rather than a simple nod of understanding, I never anticipated that this place would become the launching pad […]

this is my reality

Not the most novel thought concept, but there is way too much noise in our lives, and not just the auditory kind. For anyone who spends time wrapped up in social media outlets, you end up bombarded with a mega-dose of someone else’s perception of their lives, a constant barrage of images, minutiae pieces of […]