Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Super Quick!)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– warm weather makes me crave certain flavors.  And usually ones that I enjoyed while living in Los Angeles.  I have had a lot of hankerings for Mexican / Central American food lately.  I was thrilled to find tomatillos at the organic stand at our local market […]

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Thai Grilled Chicken With Lemongrass, Basil and Lime

Which sorts of flavors do you crave when it’s hot out?  For me, it’s a tie between Central American and Southeast Asian.  And we’ve been alternating the two at our house lately.  Yesterday I had an intense craving for some pungent Asian flavors.  But I wanted something light– not like curry, but more reminiscent of […]

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My Cookbook: And Here We Are At The Table

Hi everyone!  I’m so pleased and excited to announce that my cookbook is now here! It has been such a joy to put all of these recipes together for you, and to share so many stories and memories that go with them.  I hope that it will inspire many wonderful memories and meals in your […]

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Our Garden + NEWS!

Hi there!  Quite a few people have been asking me lately for a peek at our garden. And this ties in quite nicely with two pieces of really nice news, so let’s do all of that at once! I took this picture of Amelia today.  We have struck a summertime bargain– one hour outside + […]

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Cooking

Hope for a Better Food System (and for the Planet)

Do you ever just feel really discouraged about all that’s happening in the world?  Something I think about a lot is the way we (as humans and particularly as Westerners) are producing our foods right now.  It’s disconnected.  It’s hurting our bodies, our communities, our ecosystems and affecting life on earth at every level.  It’s […]

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Save Those Stems! Make Strawberry Vinegar!

Here’s an easy project.  You can use your strawberry stems to make a gorgeous strawberry vinegar. I shared this on facebook yesterday, and it was so popular that I thought I should share it with you here, so it doesn’t get lost. If you are enjoying a bunch of strawberries or making jam, etc., don’t […]

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My Expat Life: On Being Aspiring Expats (Guest Post)

Hi everyone! We’re back with another guest post about expat life.  While Mandy Lee is not technically an expat, I love her thoughts, and her creative solutions for giving her family the expat experience she wants for them.  I think you’ll enjoy reading her story, and be inspired by her view of the word. Growing […]

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The Grow Your Own Food Summit

Hi, All!  I know it’s been quiet here, and I am breaking my silence to let you know about the Grow Your Own Food Summit, which is starting today.  I couldn’t just let you miss it.  This is a free conference all about sustainability, food freedom, permaculture, and learning how to grow as much of […]

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Taking a Breather…

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note today… First of all, I wanted to thank you for all of your really kind and encouraging comments on my last post about when doors close.  And for the emails and messages.  That has been so sweet for all of us.   I don’t doubt that where we are right […]

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When Doors Close…

What should we do when doors close? A big door closed for us this week, and we are processing that.  Jeff finally got word yesterday that he did not get the special educator position at Lakenheath that we had all been hoping for. With that job, there was the potential for so much…  For starters, […]

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Expat Life