After being spoiled for weeks with near-summer temperatures, the past week has been absolutely dreadful. It feels like winter has returned. I’ve pulled the blankets back out of the closets, but have so far resisted the urge to pull out the slippers I tucked away a few weeks ago. Our neighborhood is a marsh, with […]
The invite I designed for the shower This weekend I’m co-hosting a bridal brunch for my best friend Anja. If you’re a food enthusiast like me, the idea of entertaining even a small group of seven people is pretty much your own personal Super Bowl. I love entertaining. I love putting my house together. I […]
…and a good morning to you! If you’re like me, you need some lively music to get you going this morning. I love her sound!
If you live in the Midwest, particularly mid-Missouri where we are, this past weekend was probably the closest we’ll ever come to a monsoon. After several weeks of unseasonably warm and dry temperatures, mother nature rebounded with up to 7 inches of rain and cool blustery temperatures in parts of the midwest. When I left […]
Stir fry was literally the first non-boxed meal I remember ever eating at home. In the advent of early expanded-basic cable, my dad was obsessed with what was then the fledgling Food Network. He particularly loved “Yan Can Cook,” hosted by Chef Martin Yang, who was an early pioneer of cooking shows and the home […]
Our Golden Raspberry bush is thriving! The four to five inches of rain over the weekend served to essentially supercharge our garden’s progress. The yard is taking over, and as you can see from the picture above, you can barely see our house now! Our neighbor’s houses are also looking beautiful and lush. Below are […]
When I started piecing this recipe together, the first thing I did was Google a few of the ingredients. I often work with an idea and not a formalized recipe, but I still feel better working at least from a similar recipe to assure I’ve got reasonable proportions and the right cooking times. I was […]
As I mentioned in my Friday post (before I promptly disappeared for the whole weekend), I was headed to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) for a weekend of Bachelorette activities for my best friend Anja. As I was so disorganized last week with the homecoming of our newest member, I realized about an hour […]