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...

Book Review: The Homemade Kitchen

Book Review: The Homemade Kitchen

I’m so thankful for The Homemade Kitchen because it saves me so much time. Not time in the kitchen mind you, it’s not full of minute-shaving tips. The Homemade Kitchen is saving me oodles of time in that now I don’t have to write a cookbook! WooHoo! Alana Chernila has said everything I’d ever...

Zen and the Art of Conscious Consumption

I’m in the process of trying to learn to be more mindful: about my eating, but also about my consumption in general. And in the process, I’m redefining what it means, for me, to be a foodie. I used to think being a foodie meant eating anything and everything. Trying everything. Going to every...

Nature’s Flavors & Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Nature’s Flavors & Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Over the holidays we had the opportunity to try 6 different organic flavor concentrates made by Nature’s Flavors: Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Gingerbread, Peppermint, and Eggnog. These are organic and all natural ingredients used primarily to recreate or amplify flavors in baking, ice cream, and/or coffee drinks. Nature’s Flavors has 335 different organic flavor...

Book Cookin’: Fall 2015 Cookbooks

Book Cookin’: Fall 2015 Cookbooks

Well the poor library is wiped out again. If you don’t see any cookbooks on the shelves there, it’s because they’re all at my house – sorry! There are library users, and then there are library abusers – Sometimes I can tread the middle line there, but when it comes to new fall cookbooks...

7 Ideas for Chard

7 Ideas for Chard

This list just keeps getting longer and longer. It started out with just 4 chard recipes I was in the process of trying, but I’ve found that chard is one of those things where once it’s on your radar you start to see recipes for it everywhere! (I have an inverse and very frustrating...

Confetti Cornbread

Confetti Cornbread

Cornbread is my jam. If I had to pick 5 foods and only eat those 5 foods for the rest of my life, cornbread makes the list for sure. So I collect cornbread recipes, seeking the ideal version. And when I see a new cornbread recipe I feel compelled to try it out. Lucky...