Spicy Broccoli & Coconut Milk Soup

Spicy Broccoli & Coconut Milk Soup

February. February has done me some good.  January can be such a rush because with a new year comes so many expectations that never quite hit their mark.  But in February, things feel just a bit easier.  Not necessarily more peaceful, but February definitely startles my very being and awakens my senses in a way … Continue reading


Nobska Farms

Do you know how many types of hot peppers exist in the world?  Like, a gazillion.  A gazillion hot chili peppers exist in this world.  And I’m storing about twenty or so in my basement fridge like a hoarder on ghost pepper crack. Meet Rooster. Yes, that’s his name.  He has a giant mustache and … Continue reading


Roasted Chickpeas with Rosemary and Olive Oil

I’m back again. Miss me?  Here’s what’s up. 1.  Obama delivered the State of the Union address last week.  He spoke of economic inequality, women’s rights, veterans, and healthcare.  I just wished he had spent the entire time delivering an introductory course on how to maneuver through the healthcare website.  Oh.  And John Boehner.  How … Continue reading


Raspberry Lime Polenta Muffins

I get so very thinky in the wintertime. The world slows as the snow falls and suddenly, my mind has the time and space to race wildly.  My brain doesn’t shut off and my thoughts…  Well, they’re just there, swirling around in every direction.  They are never content with quiet, preferring to create noise rather than … Continue reading

Sorry, Promise.

GUYS.   I haven’t forgotten about you, promise. Okay, maybe I did for like…  A WEEK.  Maybe two.  Or three.  Okay fine, three.  But I’m like super duper sorry. I’m not going to blame it on work, or on time, or on being away visiting friends and sisters, or on the freaking polar vortex that’s … Continue reading


Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oat Waffles

Hey ya’ll. Lace cookies.  Have you heard of them?  Apparently they are the daintiest and most delicate cookies out there.  But they have holes in them.  What’s up with that?  I’m pretty sure lace cookies are just a term used for cookies that turn out horribly wrong and barely count as food because they’re all basically … Continue reading

On Reflecting

Dear 2013, It’s that time of year, again.  You’ve been great.  You gave us 17 days without a federal government, a Red Sox World Series Championship, and Orlando Bloom dodging arrows while balancing on top of dwarves heads.  For that, I thank you. So much happened in 2013 and it’s hard to determine what really … Continue reading

New [Fail] Years

Fails.  My year’s had a lot of them.  So.  Many.  Fails. It happens every year:  a new one begins and you’re all doped up on energy and goals and optimism.  But we all know very well by now that it never is meant to last.  Same thing is true in the kitchen:  you begin with … Continue reading

have a holly jolly christmas

Christmastime.  It’s almost here.  And I haven’t even gotten all of my holiday gifts yet.  Ooof.  Speaking of leaving everything to the last minute,  I’ve compiled a bunch of holiday recipes for all those traveling to parties this week.  Don’t show up empty-handed.  How many times can you really gift a bottle of wine before … Continue reading


Orange Coconut Sugar Cookies

So get this. Around this time each year, it’s important to be thankful for what you already have. Like fingers. And toes. And your taste buds.  You should really take care of those. That’s when I thought of “christmas” and “cookies.”  Good, right? I hate baking cookies.  Like, truly truly hate it.  I’m no good … Continue reading


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