For the Love of Truth and Balance

The last day of school was this past Tuesday.  All three kids are home now excited to begin their summer vacation.  It’s been three days and already we’ve been biking, swimming, reading and eating a lot to make up for those calories quickly burning off their small bodies.   I’ve refereed some fights, one involving Nerf… Continue reading For the Love of Truth and Balance

Update on Goulish Avocado Mango Salad and Last Night’s No-Plan Dinner Keeps the Vampires Away

After my last post I went grocery shopping and bought the ingredients I needed for Avocado Mango Salad.  I was actually surprised to find perfect, creamy, orange flesh when I sliced into each of the three mangoes (it’s been awhile since I’ve had a really good one – that’s why I bought three). The organic avocado, however, was… Continue reading Update on Goulish Avocado Mango Salad and Last Night’s No-Plan Dinner Keeps the Vampires Away

Paradise is Where You Find It

I’m a Jersey Girl recently transplanted to the Midwest.  I’ve traded ocean views and parkway exits for cornfield landscapes dotted with red barns and cows grazing.  My first winter here, I was surprised to learn that not every Midwesterner likes the cold and snow.  So I asked around to anyone who had a moment (and most people out… Continue reading Paradise is Where You Find It

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina

My husband, kids and I were in Captiva, Florida with friends during Easter.  I was swimming instead of baking this year and so I did not get a chance to make a dessert.  Last week, I found this recipe by accident and decided it wasn’t too late to serve my family Schiacciata alla Fiorentina or “Orange Easter… Continue reading Schiacciata alla Fiorentina

How to Hard-Boil An Egg I Will Not Forget

Lo que bien se quiso nunca se olvida. That which you greatly loved never is forgotten. (A Creole saying from Memories of a Cuban Kitchen By Mary Urrutia Randelman & Joan Schwartz) Today is the second anniversary of my grandmother’s passing.  In honor of her memory, I made hard-boiled eggs and I ate a piece… Continue reading How to Hard-Boil An Egg I Will Not Forget

The Beginnings of a Tasty Affair

What happens when the love of your life refuses to try anything with mustard, frisee lettuce, beans, green vegetables or tomatoes in it?  Where does a woman, who loves to try new foods, who loves to cook and learn new skills in the kitchen go when her husband will only eat the same eight meals… Continue reading The Beginnings of a Tasty Affair