Sunday Supper

I neglected to take pictures of the food. That should give you some indication of how much of a success our first Summer Sunday Supper was — for a food blogger (even a part-time one like myself) to forget to take pictures of the food, she must be pretty well distracted. And I was....

Grilled Spring Salad with New Potatoes

My mom makes a great traditional potato salad.  (The secret is using pickle brine in the sauce!) But I’m always on the lookout for exciting new variations. My dear friend Butter puts purslane in hers, which is crispy and tasty (and an abundant volunteer in my garden later in the summer).  Emily shared a watercress...

Doing Disney

In less than a week, we’re taking my almost-five-year-old to Disney World, and I’m having very mixed feelings about it. First, let me say this was totally my idea.  One hundred percent.  About a year ago, I thought how cool it would be to take her to Disney for her fifth birthday — right...

Carrot Top Tabbouli (Grain-Free)

Carrot Top Tabbouli (Grain-Free)

I’m in a hustle season right now. Several years ago, when I had a tiny baby and was lamenting the fact that some days my biggest accomplishment was getting us both clean and dressed, a mom a bit further along in the journy reassured me that this was just one season of life, and...

Birthday Dining and Shenanigans

My friends and family know me pretty well. And that’s evidenced by how we spent my birthday. Up first: My mom and my friend Kuvy (owner of RootPR) conspired to plan to take us all out to dinner at Tim Payne’s new restaurant, Farmer Girl in Lyons. Go ahead, be jealous: That’s my girl...

From Classic to Modern: A Denver Date Night

A zillion years ago, I wrote a post here entitled 70 At Home Date Nights Ideas On the Cheap. It is, to date, my most popular post on this blog.  By a LOT. It is also slightly ridiculous. This is not to say that we’ve never done some of these — we have.  But...

How I’m Eating Now

Eating is such a daily thing.  It’s so constant. My dad used to joke that when my mom’s family gets together, we’re all planning the next meal even as we’re eating this one! What’s not constant is my approach to food.  It’s mutable, variable — sometimes in the space of as little as an hour, or even...

Making Room for Cupcakes

For years, I thought restriction was the answer. I couldn’t be trusted around food. I was afraid that, given the opportunity, I would eat myself into oblivion. Or, at least into obesity. Cookies were the enemy (especially chocolate chip cookies — especially my homemade chocolate chip cookies). Desserts of all kinds were verboten. And don’t get...

Digital Detox

A lot has changed for me since I started this blog. When I started this blog four years ago, I had a new baby, I had just quit the 9–5 workforce, and I was trying to make it as a freelance writer and blogger. I was obsessed with going green and eating organic both...