Tag Archives: home

Give it time

One of the most common excuses I hear about people who won’t switch from processed foods to real, even when they “know better,” is the issue of taste. They think real food tastes weird, or tastes like cardboard, or whatever. Or their boyfriends/husbands/girlfriends/wives/kids don’t like that stuff so they can’t make it at home and are forced to buy […]

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 […]

Gardening for Dummies

Gardening is a relatively new thing to me. Growing up in Florida, I remember just one year my mom grew tomatoes even back before my little sister was born — so I must have been 5 or 6. I still remember, very distinctly, the smell of a tomato vine. It is incredibly powerful and transports […]

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 […]

Good, Better, Best

It’s chaos in my kitchen right now — the reno work is underway, and I didn’t have any time for grocery shopping last weekend, so we are scraping the bottom of the barrel at home. Okay, that’s not totally true. We have plenty of leftovers, frozen stuff, canned goods….just nothing sexy for me to whip up […]

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 […]

Good to be back

Man, am I glad to be home. Don’t get me wrong: I loooove vacations and I am already thinking about my next one. But it gets exhausting eating out at restaurants. Unless you resign yourself to salads for a week (which I most certainly do not), you tend to let your personal rules relax a […]

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