It has been almost two years since Amos became the primary focus of my time and energy and I am constantly scaling back my expectations of what I can accomplish aside from the time […]

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Throw it all in

I’d like to excuse my recent laziness in the kitchen by saying that good summer produce hardly needs embellishment. But been taking the easiest route for most of our meals in the past several months. I make a lot of vegetable, grain and bean salads […]

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The Business of Every Day

I marvel as the days get longer and longer, celebrating the light until we pass the tipping point and still enjoying it even as the sunrise is a few minutes earlier and earlier. Two weeks ago when I walked home from my yoga class at […]

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Campfire Pizza

Before we left for our trip out west, I thought long and hard about what we would eat while we were camping. There are lots of meals that can be made easily without lots of ingredients or equipment and basic cooking implements. I wanted to […]

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Quinoa Avocado Tacos

                  I’ve written here before about how different Ray and I are, from our approaches to life to the foods we like to our senses of humor. We’ve always maintained, however, that these differences are what makes […]

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Couldn’t Let it Go

                    I was standing at the kitchen counter, chopping red bell peppers, when I started to think about how these vegetables under my knife would provide flavor and sustenance months from now. That is always how […]

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You Can’t Go Wrong

It is finally hitting me that most of August has gone by. When its time to turn the calendar to the next page, there will be hints of leaves changing color, speculation about frost, and the smell of cinnamon and spices from some corners. I […]

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It doesn’t take much

One of the things I love about summer is that it doesn’t take much to create something beautiful. This is true most of the year, but in this northern climate we so appreciate our chances to spend time outside and to eat good fresh food. […]

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July July Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie seems to have become a July tradition for me. It doesn’t seem like summer without it. This pie plate makes for an enormous pie, but our visitors helped us to devour most of it. When it comes to pie, I believe it is […]

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Refreshing

So far, it has been a beautiful summer. We have filled the days with getting to know Amos and ourselves as parents and they are speeding by. At the moment he is napping, his normally wiggly body barely moving with each breath. I am sitting […]

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