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Excuses, excuses.

I must apologize for my extremely long absence. Sometimes, you know, life just takes up too much time. Case in point: In April, Scott and I got….. A puppy! And ever since I have barely had time to cook, let alone write new blog posts for you guys. I can only imagine what it’s like […]


Just a quick note that I will be going to ITALY for a summer vacation to end all summer vacations! I will surely have much to report when I get back in mid-July, but in the meantime, if you’d like to see what I’m eating, be sure to follow my page on Facebook (or just […]

Roasted Roots with Whipped Goat Cheese

Winter means root vegetables, and no better day to roast some up than a snow day from work. And if you’re gonna roast some veggies, might as well do a nice big batch. I got carrots, beets, and turnips in my CSA on Saturday. Well, I’ve never been crazy about carrots, I can count on […]

Sweet Potato and Beet Galette

You guys. I just made the prettiest dinner ever. And it was delicious. AND easy! How often do those stars align?! This is fancy enough for a party, maybe a Thanksgiving appetizer. Your friends will think you slaved away in the kitchen all day, and you’ll smile slyly because you know it is simple enough […]

Basics: Tomato Soup

So I told you guys I went and picked 40 pounds of tomatoes. You might be wondering where they all went. About 15 pounds of Romas were turned into marinara sauce (I’m still working on perfecting the recipe…). Another 5 or so pounds of Romas were oven-dried. Two more pounds are in the freezer. The […]

How does your garden grow?

I am so excited about my little container garden. It seems to be doing so well! We have had a LOT of rain and some warm, sunny days and things are happening! A few days ago I got my first teeny tiny tomato. Well, now it is golf-ball sized and has invited about 15 friends […]

Healthy, Inside and Out

Fitness is a huge part of my life. What does this have to do with a blog about eating real foods? Well, exercise does things for our bodies that food alone can’t do — while also mitigating some of the damage we do to our bodies when we don’t always choose the right foods (like […]

What a mess!

I’m alive! I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. The downstairs reno is well underway. We’ve painted, floored, and today 1 million boxes from Ikea were delivered. My entire kitchen is in a pile in the living room. Literally. And it turns out, painting a stairwell is a huge pain in the ass! […]

My Favorite Things

Well, our kitchen is currently a staging ground for 29 boxes of flooring, which has made it supremely difficult to open the fridge and pantry, let alone actually cook a meal. And while the dishwasher is full of clean dishes, we can’t exactly access them. So I apologize for the current state of affairs and lack […]

Things are happening!

Scott and I recently came to the agreement that, after three years, it was time. To redo our kitchen, that is! I am sick of cooking on one tiny area of countertop and of the lack of storage space. And Scott is sick of hearing me complain. I mean, for example, I have to keep […]

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