Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Lately I have been seeing signs of spring.  Plants are flowering all over our neighborhood, and yesterday as I walked by the local park I saw daffodils and magnolias smiling through the rain.  I have not lived in a climate this mild for a while, but when you live somewhere as rainy as the Pacific Northwest, […]

Potsticker Party!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Potsticker Party!

Happy New Year! 2016 is off to a rapid start!  Yipes! We’re already nearing the end of the first month of 2016!  I am starting to get back on a schedule, and find my stride in the new year.  It was difficult to return to reality this year with so many good memories of our family holiday. Not long ago, […]

Thankful for Butternut Squash Muffins!

Thankful for Butternut Squash Muffins!

There is nothing better than a warm, spiced muffin on a holiday morning with a cup of something warm!  I’m thankful that these butternut squash muffins turned out so well!  Diverse Little Eater said, “Mom, these taste like the holidays!  I like them, they’re good!” These butternut squash muffins were super quick to pull together […]

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

One day last summer, a package arrived on our doorstep with Japanese characters.  It was an unexpected delivery, and I quickly realized that it was a surprise package from my new friend in Okinawa, Japan (see my interviewed HERE).  Though she still wishes to remain anonymous, the Japanese school teacher who so graciously allowed me to interview […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

I wrote this post last week while it was pouring rain.  Today it’s sunny and clear… either way, it’s nice to know that a dinner of tender pork ribs will be finished and waiting for us when we get home from soccer practice! Back to last week and our crock pot dinner… It’s soccer night […]

Cool as a Cucumber

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Cool as a Cucumber

Green was our color of choice at the market this week!  Cucumber green in fact!  I hadn’t realized how green my market purchases were until I returned home and placed everything on the kitchen counter!  There were some shades of yellow and purple, but the dominant color was definitely green! All week we have been […]

Zucchini Summer Salad

Zucchini Summer Salad

It is pouring rain today, and believe it or not, this has not happened for a LONG time here in the Pacific Northwest!  It feels good to sit in my office and hear the rain pouring down while I drink a hot cup of chai and imagine that the trees must be rejoicing.  Is it […]

Pad Thai Lunch Transformation

Pad Thai Lunch Transformation

It is nearing the end of the school year… are you tired of packing lunches for your child? I know how you feel.  I too feel fatigued in the “school-lunch-making” department.  Most days I make a lunch version of the previous night’s dinner.  It makes packing a lunch faster, easier on my brain, and it […]

My Little Valentine

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
My Little Valentine

Hello!  I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day and long President’s Day weekend! We celebrated Valentine’s day in our usual manner… with heart-shaped eggs!  It’s a simple and fun way to surprise the eaters in your family with some love first thing on Valentine’s Day. All you need is a hard boiled egg, […]

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

Where in the world do children use wine glasses to drink their juice? France!  That’s where! When we moved to France, my son was only two and a half years old.  For the first 2 weeks, we lived in a hotel.  Although the room we rented was equipped with a kitchenette, we ended up eating out most evenings.  I […]