“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” ― Henry David Thoreau Rustic elegance is my current favorite term. It embraces both my design style and my philosophy about food and cooking. As my husband adds an addition onto … More ASPARAGUS, MUSHROOM, & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA WITH LEMON ROASTED POTATOES: HOMESPUN CUISINE
“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.” … More RASPBERRY LEMONADE GREEN SMOOTHIE – A REFRESHING SIP OF SUMMER
“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of … More Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter, and Kale Smoothie
“But once in a while, you pick the right thing, the exact best thing. Every day, the moment you open your eyes and pull off your blankets, that’s what you hope for. The sunshine on your face,warm enough to make you heart sing.” ― Sarah Ockler If you have been following my blog for the … More His & Her Breakfast: Overnight Oatmeal
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius As we slide into June, I cannot help thinking of growth. As a high school teacher I reflect on the strides my students have made in their growth mindset, and as a parent I cannot believe how much my own kids have … More GREEK FRITTATA – CASUAL, YET ELEGANT, ONE PAN BRUNCH
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ―Lemony Snicket WHAT DOES SUMMER TASTE LIKE? As a writing teacher, I ask my students to think concretely about the abstract. In the first week of June, as the promise … More Refrigerator Oats: What Does Summer Taste Like?
“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land It is far from lilac season in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This fact is reinforced by the presence of our second snow day of the week … More Setting Healthy Goals
“I believe that food can be a profound means of communication, allowing me to express myself in a way that seems much deeper and more sincere than words.” ~Jenni Ferrari-Adler Unwinding, relaxing, and resting is how I have spent my past two days. In the midst of a hectic school year, suddenly all activity came … More Rustic Fruit Sauce – Slow Cooked & Sweetener Free