Memorial Day weekend is upon us! After what seemed like an endlessly gray, rainy, cold spring, the temperamental Mother Nature decided to cooperate and grace us with sun and warmth just in time for the holiday. It seemed a fitting time to make an agua fresca - literally translated to "fresh water" - a refreshing beverage to keep on hand for the warmer weather.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Somewhere along the way, I got a cold. Not a bad cold, but enough to develop an incessant cough. In search of relief on a partial sick day, I threw together this garlic & herb broth, my spin on this garlic broth recipe.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
A sunny Friday. The first sunny day in a while. The days, cloudy and rainy of late, are draining me. I’m still getting used to the weather patterns now that I’ve moved to coastal Maine. I awake, bleary-eyed, arrive to work a few minutes later than planned, waiting for the dreariness to pass. Long used to getting a mellow caffeine fix from green tea, I turn to iced coffee a couple of days a week. I follow those coffee fixes with a period of frenetic jitteriness, and then an epic slump.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Saturday, November 11, 2017
After working insane hours for the past several months, my husband and I took a much needed two week vacation at the end of October. We rented a tiny little cottage in Sanibel, FL that sat just steps from the beach. We love trying to stay somewhere with a kitchen when we go on vacation; not only do we both enjoy cooking, it’s a great way to keep our budget on track. When we get to wherever we’re staying, we take stock of what’s in the kitchen and plan a trip to the store. Here are the essentials we typically stock up on to make vacation kitchens workable:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
I love those bloggers that keep on keepin' on, no matter what happens. As we've seen, I'm clearly not one of those people. I blog in fits and starts. My most recent absence of nearly a year was one in which I reached new realms of cooking exploration. I could have shared, but it would have inevitably led to sharing other things. Raw things. Things that I keep neatly tucked into the folder that separates my personal and work/social/other life. But I've grown a lot in those months, and here's what I've decided.