A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the sofa in our near-empty living room--the sunlight reflected off the wood floors and every little noise seemed amplified. It was quiet and early morning, one of the last mornings in a place that had been our home for over 5 years. Over Christmas and well into January, … Continue reading 2017–a whole new year!
Living in Louisiana and Alabama, I could always find a decent pimento cheese in any grocery store, big or small. When I made my way to Rhode Island, then all the way across the country to Seattle, it was just about impossible to find. Most people, I'm pretty sure, don't really have the slightest idea what it … Continue reading Little bit of cheesy southern love
For our first Valentine's Day together in 2009, we decided to cook a meal together and not really give each other any gift--any store-bought gift, anyway. Skip surprised me with a large container of homemade spicy hot chocolate mix (it was divine and I still dream of it sometimes) and I made him a big batch … Continue reading Cookie dreams
Over the last year, I've been making a more conscious effort to be aware of what and how much I eat; I also realized that it was time to put my own well being closer to the top of my priority list. Now, it wasn't that I was eating junk and not exercising--I'm mostly a … Continue reading Cocoa protein bites
I recently took the leap into making sourdough bread; I took a 2-day class at The Pantry, a community kitchen just behind one of our favorite pizza places in Seattle, Delancey. The class taught us how to start a sourdough starter and care for it, then how to make and shape bread. I’ve been making bread … Continue reading Sourdough Crackers