Basic Potato Soup Recipe

Today I learned what three weeks of waking up every hour to nurse Little Elf looks like… a migraine. I’d say there’s pretty lights involved except that for me, there aren’t. Mostly everything just hurts and I want a quiet dark room and some extra sleep. I discovered several years ago… Continue reading »

Crockpot Thai Coconut Chicken

Crockpot meals are always a little tricky for me. I prefer crockpot recipes that are unique and unusual, and the generic “crockpot roast with carrots and potatoes” is just not a flavor I enjoy. So when I do run across a crockpot recipe I like the looks of, I always… Continue reading »

Monday Musings: Actualize (and Oven Baked Fries Recipe)

I am all about trying to make things real right now. I am a firm believer in the idea that you create your own reality. Your surroundings are influenced by the thoughts you hold in your head. Don’t believe me? Check out “What the Bleep Do We Know” a film… Continue reading »

Monday Musings: Food Additives (and Quinoa Persimmon Salad recipe)

In the post-Halloween sugar extravaganza, I got pulled up short. I don’t eat a lot of candy, normally. Halloween presents an opportunity for a couple of weeks of sugar-indulgence. I took a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup into work with me. I don’t know why I idly glanced at the ingredients list as… Continue reading »

Spicy Apple Butter

Saturday is the big day! Look for a giveaway beginning on October 15th to celebrate my 100th post. I’ll be giving away a jar of this delicious apple butter. I’m feeling really lazy and tired tonight. It’s been a hard, long day. So… this recipe has been around for a… Continue reading »

Adapting Foreign Recipes to Local Foods (and Beef Potstickers recipe)

Cooking during the growing season is always fun. In the winter, I usually cook any old thing that I feel like. Admittedly, that’s not a very good “sustainable” practice, but I also don’t tend to buy things that are wildly out of season. In the summertime though… there’s all sorts… Continue reading »