Top Ten Recipes of All Time (Five Year Blogiversary)

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Soren Kierkegaard It was a short, three days, back to work after a relaxing winter holiday. Today is day #6 of the January Productivity Challenge and I am staying true to my goals. Our house is slowly getting reorganized and I am … More Top Ten Recipes of All Time (Five Year Blogiversary)

Peach Salad with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Pistachios, & Raspberry Orange Dill Dressing

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”  ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Autumn, tinged in bittersweet emotion, is … More Peach Salad with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Pistachios, & Raspberry Orange Dill Dressing

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato with Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -Margaret Atwood Though I refuse to wish my days away, I am dreaming of dirt season. Each day I watch the snow banks recede (or loom larger) and imagine the bulbs that I planted last fall begin to tingle with life. … More Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato with Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Quadruple Berry Salad with Caramelized Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” ― Susan Sontag As an English teacher, I make a living out of helping my students find connections … More Quadruple Berry Salad with Caramelized Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare Even though there has been a chill in the morning air, I witnessed subtle shades of green appearing in nature on my morning commute. I will never take the promise of spring for granted. After a long winter it feels like my responsibility to … More Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

Fall Fusion Jar Salads with Brussels Sprouts, Apple, Walnuts, & Pear Dressing

“It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.” – Edward Bunyard, ‘The Anatomy of Dessert’ I have a confession to make – I tend to be obsessed with analyzing my blog statistics. On a daily … More Fall Fusion Jar Salads with Brussels Sprouts, Apple, Walnuts, & Pear Dressing