Eating Hop Shoots

Have you tried eating hop shoots before?  Maybe you should!  It turns out that hop shoots are the most expensive vegetable in the world– and I have them growing wild in my back yard!  To tell the truth, the wild hops in my yard are a real nuisance– they grow all over the shrubs back […]

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Tahini Molasses Cookies (Grain-Free)

Ever since we discovered this recipe for tahini cookies, we have been making and loving our own version of them almost every week.  I like them so much that I just have to share them with you.  The list of ingredients is so short, and (if I ask him nicely) Jeff can whip up a […]

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Recipes

Grilled Sardines with Preserved Lemon Gremolata

I’m excited to share another recipe with you from The Nourished Kitchen cookbook by Jenny McGruther!  This is one of the recipes in her beautiful book that really leaped out at me and made me instantly hungry.  I love just about all seafood, and in particular when it is blended with bright Mediterranean flavors.  So this […]

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Visiting the City of Bath (Part 2)

After a wonderful first day in the city of Bath, our second day in Bath was also fantastic.  We grabbed breakfast at a café our host recommended, which reminded us of a place in Portland.  After that, it was all about a couple things we had in mind for Amelia.  She is always such a […]

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Travel

The Things We Take for Granted…

I watched the most charming video this week.  It is the story of two elderly women from the Netherland who got the chance to fly in an airplane for the first time in their lives.  I was expecting something fun, yet was surprised to actually find myself crying part way through the video, because it […]

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Expat Life

A Visit to the City of Bath

It’s getting close to two weeks since we visited the city of Bath, so I’d better get some pictures up before it slips off of my To Do list!  Jeff, Amelia and I drove to Bath on a Friday morning, and stayed with a kind stranger we met via couchsurfing.  We were only there for […]

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Travel

Book Review: The Nourished Kitchen

A new cookbook came in the mail this week, and our whole family is excited about it!  In fact, my 7 year old daughter was the first to grab The Nourished Kitchen, and has been poring over it ever since.  She is thrilled that there are so many gluten-free recipes, and as a big fan […]

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Books

Let’s Make Fermented Blackberry Soda!

Fermented fruit sodas are so fun to make, simple, and delicious.  I am working through my freezer right now– it needs to be defrosted, so I am using up the remaining bounty from last summer’s foraging walks.  The blackberries we gathered have a lot of flavor, but are really not very sweet– so turning them […]

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