a long pause

So my beautiful friend Ali took the plunge to start her own blog called The House and The Hen (linked to her Esty shop of the same name) detailing out her rural San Diego life. And it’s totally beautiful and I can’t wait to see how it grows.  Naturally, this made me think of my own abandoned […]

coconut ginger noodle soup

I love coconut soup, especially tom kha from Thai restaurants. However, every time I’d get it, sick city. Invariably these soups are made with the fish sauce traditional recipes call for. Duh. I was so relieved it wasn’t the coconut milk i was sensitive to! So I was determined to make my own version we […]

simple chili and roasted pepper beer bread

Nate made his best chili yet this weekend for Easter dinner with my family. It’s honestly the simplest crockpot chili. And this batch we added a sweet potato and it was just the most perfect balance to his spicy chili. I took a back seat on the chili process as that is Nate’s hard won […]

ramen and sesame soy broccoli

This weekend was ragingly busy and equally as awesome. Teaching riding lessons, yoga sculpt teacher training graduation (!), and three days of the BRIDAL BRIGADE BEACH HOUSE BONANZA II. What is that? It’s the entire wedding party bridal brigade from my BFF’s wedding getting together, renting a beach house, buying at least 30 avocados, enough […]

tea can do many things…

… but it can’t bring back the dead – Death at a Funeral The original British version is one of my favorite movies of all time. Quirky Bristish humor and The Imp from Game of Thrones before he was The Imp. Love. I also love tea. Let’s talk about two things for terrific tea: temperature […]

when family recipes become vegetarian: shelley’s chicken parmesan

so, for Nate’s birthday I had his mom send me her recipes for his favorite meals. I chose one that could be easily vegetarian by subbing portobello mushrooms for chicken in her chicken parmesan recipe. I felt a litte bad when she emailed me the recipes and asked me not to judge her because they […]