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When You’re Asked to “Bring a Dish”

There are many times during the year where I’m often asked to “bring a dish” to either a potluck, a new mother in need, a family cookout… you name it. And as much as I love cooking long involved things, I often procrastinate until the last minute when it comes to these cooking obligations, leaving Read the full article…

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Love Me Some Lists

In lieu of an actual blog post/rant/recipe/essay/etc, I will instead list some things that have interested me lately around the interwebs. I hope you like lists as much as I do! Cob Houses and Cob Hot Tubs While the kids were napping this week I stumbled upon an interview with Becky Bee talking about the Read the full article…


For the Love of Bread

It’s been a while now that I’ve been making all of our bread, instead of buying it from the store (with a few exceptions.) One of my favorite recipes is a fermented dough using your choice of cereal grains (personally I like quinoa and millet) – but being a fermented/sponge type of recipe, it’s not Read the full article…

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Time is of the Essence

I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I posted last. And yet, I can believe it, since I’ve been so busy. This was the first month after a three-month hiatus that I have had to layout the newsletter for The Mother Connection (the newsletter has a large combined “Summer” issue, before resuming a Read the full article…

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A Little Preoccupied

We’re still here, I promise, even though it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted last. You see, I’ve been a little preoccupied with another task: chickens. More on that in a minute. For now, a few updates: My preserved lemons┬áhave finished fermenting. I tasted one straight-up, and it was…. ummm… pretty damn salty. Read the full article…