Camping Packing List: For the Gorgeous and Prepared

Picnic basket, cooler, ice packs: My parents bought me a very adorable picnic basket with a purple cloth lid. Get one of these to feel cute. Food for cooking and beach/hiking snacks: I always think of food first because my hungry is not so pretty. Also, I love to cook. Bring what you like, but I packed … More Camping Packing List: For the Gorgeous and Prepared

Yummy goodness

Yesterday, I took a bite from an apple, looked up at the sky and said thank you. I eat an apple about every day, and I’ve never done that before. Picked up at one of the many apple stands at Eastern Market, I don’t even remember what kind it was. But I tasted pure yummy goodness. The change … More Yummy goodness

Weeknight Dinners: Sweet potato and spinach wraps

“I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” – Roland A. Browne Here at the end of summer, the garden is really only yielding tomatoes and a few herbs. Like last year, my goal in future gardening endeavors is to always increase my yield. I need more space! Or more … More Weeknight Dinners: Sweet potato and spinach wraps

Return from Iowa

It’s nice to have fresh things breathing and growing in the middle of this city. It helps when returning from a week-long trip to Iowa (heaping plates of fresh produce raised by my grandma and mom, deviled eggs that started out in my aunt’s chicken coop and the many agricultural delights of the Iowa State Fair) and finding only hot … More Return from Iowa

Gardens in Europe

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great June so far. On May 15th, Trev and I said so long to the cats and packed our suitcases for a two-week journey to Europe. This trip was very special, and we had a few very important goals. 1. Eat a lot of food and drink a … More Gardens in Europe

Winter blues

Guys, it’s been awhile. Let me fill you in on some things. 1. It’s the dead of winter and everyone, even my two cats, is feeling it. I miss my patio, the garden, candles outside, fresh pesto, my jeans with a huge hole in the knee and having people over. Yes, I’m going to say … More Winter blues