Once upon a time, the clouds parted, and Mama was able to open her weary and sleepy eyes. She sipped enough coffee down to make her sane before the herd of children woke up from their slumber and there also happened to be some stale bread in the kitchen. Stars aligned. The Lord showed mercy. And
Crispy Bread with Tomato and Asiago. AKA: Tomato Toast. At least, that’s what Georgia calls is. Born of the ruby beauties currently hanging from sprawling branches in my overgrown August garden, this snack, appetizer, or side dish is about as delicious as it gets. Simple preparation, bright flavors, and contrasting textures. It’s all the goodness
It’s hard to cook after a baby, isn’t it? And even more after four. Each day, there is a small herd of children requiring my attention, love, and mental energy. Feed us, Mama! Love us, Mama! Hey Mama, watch this! Mama, MIIIIIIILLLLLKKKK!!!!! Hood rats, they are. But I love ’em. And I love cooking. And
Soups & Salads
I don’t know if you knew this about me or not, but… …. …I love food. I confess, it’s the key to my heart. And while “key to my heart” sounds romantic, I assure you, this post is anything but romantic. I’m just trying to make it sound pretty, because in reality, this post involves gristle and
Despite that fact that I’d rather be gardening, let’s face it, Christmas is upon us. I love the beautiful Advent season at hand, don’t get me wrong, but I begin to feel anxiety when my feet and hands haven’t touched the warm earth in too long and (shutter) it’s not even the first day of
This past week, Juliette and I traveled down to California for a Leadership Retreat with the essential oil company I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of for the past three years. It’s always bitter to leave… to the point that I desperately begin to come up with excuses in my head on why
I have approximately thirteen things I need to share with you today. And as usual, they are all scattered around in my head, awaiting their moment to be blogged. The most delicious of which is this homemade chai recipe. I went to the Farmers Market this past weekend and scored some killer deals, which I
I almost didn’t do it. And then I said to myself, “Self, quit being lazy. You found two hours to watch Parks and Recreation re-runs last week, and thus, you have plenty of time to do this.” It’s amazing the mind games we play with ourselves. Ten minutes to shave my legs? Nearly impossible. Two
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