Top 10 Things to Forage in Autumn

Today I’m excited to share a great guest post from a local foraging expert. I have been enjoying following Matt’s instagram feed, and love that I can tag him in a picture and ask for his help in identifying a plant or fungus while out foraging. This is a wonderful time of year to get […]

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Food Adventures

Back in the Swing of Things

How is it already a week into September?  How did that happen?  The summer was an odd mix for us, of very ordinary life– no big summer trips or events, just daily life– and the whole roller coaster of not getting a certain job, working on alternate plans, then getting the job and working hard […]

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Community

An Afternoon Visit to Orford, Suffolk

Fall has come early this year, and although summer is my favorite time of year, England is really at her very best in autumn.  So this is a wonderful time to make the most of living in beautiful Suffolk for a few more months.  I hope to share some great day trips with you this […]

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England

Roasted Pepper & Eggplant Gazpacho (Grain-Free)

I have long been a huge fan of gazpacho.  It’s just so fresh, and the flavors, to me, are the essence of summer.  In light of our recent news, I thought it would be fun share a couple of my favorite Spanish-inspired recipes with you this week.  So let’s start with Roasted Pepper & Eggplant […]

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Recipes

When Dreams Come True

This was a surprisingly difficult post for me to write.  And it turns out that I had a lot to say.  So please make yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable.  Let’s talk about when dreams come true. I am very aware of– and so grateful for– all of the many good things that […]

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Expat Life

Eating Well & Helping Others

Hi Everyone!  Just a quick reminder that I’m doing a fundraiser for Heifer International right now– and it’s almost over! Half of all proceeds from both my cookbook and Pruned: Blossoming Through Life’s Difficult Seasons  by August 21st will be donated to Heifer International.  This is such a fantastic organization, and I love the way […]

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Community

Quick & Easy Plum Wine

If you could describe the essence of this summer for you, what would it look like?  For me this year, it’s drinking plum wine at the beach. We picked some wild plums last month, and quickly turned them into an easy wine.  And on every sunny evening available to us, we have been packing up […]

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Homebrewing, Recipes

Chocolate Black Beans with Oranges and Cinnamon

Have you had Chocolate Black Beans before?  If not, you are in for a big treat.  This is my favorite way to prepare black beans to go with Mexican or other Latin American food.  I enjoyed so much amazing Latin American food in Los Angeles, and I honestly can’t remember where I got the idea […]

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Recipes