Mirepoix: my life in food

I’m starting a new special feature today. It’s called Mirepoix: my life in food and I will be combining food and photography in this new feature.

Food is such an important part of our lives, it’s more than just necessary for survival. For me, cooking is one of the ways I express myself. It’s also a way to bring family and friends together and to nurture each other. So many of the important milestones and moments of our lives also involve food…going out for a special dinner to celebrate a new job, summer BBQ’s, picnics with our special someone, making s’mores on the family camping trip and on and on and on.

For this feature, I will focus more on the why of the food than the how of the food. I may share an occasional recipe, but I will mostly be sharing the special moments and memories that made the food possible as well as having some fun too!

Look for this new feature to appear every couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy.

Heart -shaped Devil’s Food cake was made for Indie Fixx Jr.’s birthday last week.  We had a family party to celebrate and everyone ate this beautiful cake…even thought it was dry as hell! That’s family for you. 😉

These are made from a recipe I adapted from one my Grandmom gave me…Im not sure where she got it from…and they include everythign but the kitchen sink, including: unsweetened peanut butter, oats, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, O’s breakfast cereal, whole wheat flour, dark choc chips and more.  I use only 1/4 cup of sugar to make these, so they really are cookies you can eat for breakfast….well, except the chocolate chips! The mister loves ’em.

Banana Bundt Cake because Jr. wanted bananas and them she proceeded not to eat any of them!

Lentil soup, which everyone is my house loves, made from this recipe.


  1. Sure thing!

    Breakfast Cookies


    1/2 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar (I prefer raw or Turbinado)
    1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
    1 egg
    1/4 cup water
    1/2 cup of peanut butter (without added sugar)
    1 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour
    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1 1/4 cup of whole oats (not the quick kind)
    3 cups of natural O’s cereal (no or low sugar)
    1 cup of walnuts
    1/2 cup of raisins
    1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips (the higher the cacao content, the better)


    Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
    Cream butter& sugar. Add egg & vanilla and then the peanut butter.
    Sift in the flour, baking soda & salt.
    Add oats and stir very well. Add water.
    Add the O’s cereal ( I used Cascadia Farms O’s). Your batter will be very difficult to stir. That’s good.
    Add walnuts, then the raisins and finally the chocolate chips.
    Your gonna get dirty now. Form golf-ball sized balls out of your dough with your hands and place them on a cookie sheet.
    Flatten your golf-balls with the palm of your head, not too much. Think hockey puck.
    Bake for approximately 12 minutes.


    ***edited to add 1/4 cup of water to the ingredients. A very important ingredient if you ever want to form these cookies! I know, I tried to make them again, but without the water today!

  2. would you be willing to share the breakfast cookie recipe? a grab and go item for breakfast is such a handy thing to have around! 🙂

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