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Homemade Crunchy Granola

I recently made my own home made granola. My husband is avoiding gluten because of the relief it gives him from a chronic health condition. He can tolerate oats though and I’ve been buying boxes store bought granola, but the packaging is so wasteful and not to mention it’s often pretty expensive–especially the higher quality … read more

Kitchen Tips

Here’s a kitchen tip for you this Friday morning. When I buy or harvest fresh herbs, I don’t throw them in the fridge, instead I place them in water and keep them on the window sill. There they will stay crisp and fresh for up to week, instead of wilting and browning in the fridge. … read more

Inspiration at Shop Terrain

Yesterday, I went to Terrain with one of my friends. It’s been a busy and emotional couple of months for me–what with Grandmom passing away and Indie Fixx Jr. graduating college and moving out–and I needed a girls’ day out. Lucky for me, I have a good friend who remembered I wanted to visit Terrain … read more

Booze Poached Strawberries

I bought a quart of the very first strawberries of the season today and I decided to poach some of them since they are already going a little soft. What do you did when life gives you too much fresh fruit? Why you poach it in booze, my friends! I poached half the strawberries and … read more

Hemp: the wonderful world of plant protein

Lately the mister and I have have been making changes to our diet. We already try to be conscious eaters–I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 13-years-old–but there is always room for improvement.¬† One of the changes we’ve made is to cut down on the amount of carbohydrates we eat. I know it seems like … read more

Owls in Manhattan

From GallivantingGirls. Lately, I’ve been drinking Manhattans when I go out.¬† And I always ask for them in Old Fashioned glasses, instead of the martini glasses bartenders seem to serve them in. I am trying to be all Don Draper and what not, so I should be authentic. I havealso been thinking about acquiring some … read more

Gingered Sweet Potato Soup: making the most of what you’ve got

  GINGERED CARROT SOUP   So, I promised I would share my Winter CSA adventure with you. In my first box I got: Green leaf lettuce, Scallions, Baby bella mushrooms, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Acorn squash, Carrots, Apples, and the tiniest sweet potatoes ever. I made vegetarian mushroom¬†stroganoff with the mushrooms, used the scallions in some guacamole, … read more

Fondue?

I was doing some cleaning this morning and came across this fondue pot I found at a yard sale years ago. It was buried in a cabinet in my kitchen where I put it with plans to do some research on fondue recipes. I’m a child of the 80′s and I remember fondue as a … read more

Orange Ginger Dream Green Smoothie

This morning, I was none too excited about my breakfast options. I just didn’t feel like oatmeal or granola cereal with almond milk. Luckily, I came across a post from Becky of Glue and Glitter for her Orange Ginger Dream Green Smoothie. I decided to give it a try and it was just what I … read more

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