Our kitchen is complete—to be fair, it has been for months, I’m just slow in posting (with lots of pictures)! We’ve already had many pizza nights with friends, family, or just the two of us. And, I’ve made many loaves of bread. It’s such a great space; it turned out beautifully. The light throughout the … Continue reading Kitchen & Soda
When I was a graduate student in Rhode Island, it was pretty normal (to me at least!) to be watching t.v. while wearing multiple layers, at least two pairs of socks, sometimes a hat and scarf, covered in blankets with a snuggly calico cat snoozing away in my lap. Graduate students don’t get paid much … Continue reading Remodelin’
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!
Well, October has reached it's end and with it, my tour through Heritage. There are still quite a few recipes I'll give a try, desserts and a whole section on cocktails, but, for now I'll wrap up my cookbook Sunday dinner with eggplant barigoule. Barigoule, it turns out, is a Provençal dish that is traditionally made with artichokes, … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner: Eggplant barigoule
Wow, it's warm in Seattle this week! Now, this doesn't happen that often, and the Southerner in me laughs at the idea that this is hot but...it's 92 degrees and we DON'T HAVE AIR-CONDITIONING, only a couple of fans. Yes, it's not humid and the temperature will cool down late at night, allowing me to … Continue reading Hot day, cold drink
Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! Happy America Day! Whatever you call it, it's a rip-roaring, fireworks exploding, BBQ-heavy kind of day to celebrate the United States of America. Roux and Milo aren't really liking the 'fireworks exploding' part--they probably think the world is ending and the humans are clueless. Today was a super busy, … Continue reading Cabbage & Kale Slaw
Back home from our Hawaiian vacation--back to gray Seattle skies and rain! The vacation was wonderful and much needed. Our vacation started with Skip and I spending a couple of days on our own in Honolulu; we had some wonderful cocktails (with very cool people) at Pint + Jigger followed by a lovely meal at … Continue reading Spicy Quinoa Soup
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