June 2013

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being a writer

Shanna Mallon’s blog, Food Loves Writing, is one of my favorites.  She writes with such truth and always makes life into a beautiful story.  I’m over there today as part of the Writers Chats series with a guest post about being a writer. I inherited much of my love of reading and writing from my … more

eggplant and cheese calzone

eggplant and cheese calzone

We got a television survey in the mail this week.  They want us to write down what we watch every day, and because we want to feel in some way that we are supporting the shows we love, and because we think it will be a fun exercise (and perhaps will make us realize just … more

honey and herb chicken

honey and herb chicken

It seems that every year I am counting down the weeks until the farmer’s markets begin, and every year, when I get there, I’m not as good about shopping as I wish I could be.  I want to be the person who buys the tomatoes and the beautiful leafy greens.  I want to be the … more

some housekeeping

some housekeeping

What started as me asking Gerrit to make a couple of small changes to the site this weekend became a project that took up most of our Saturday afternoon on the couch.  On Friday night, out of nowhere, I suddenly knew what I wanted my new header to look like and what buttons I wanted … more

florentine orange cake {schiacciata alla fiorentina}

florentine orange cake {schiacciata alla fiorentina}

So just like that we are down to four weeks and counting before leaving for Italy.  I am still pinching myself trying to believe that we are are going.  Gerrit and I have been saving up money like crazy to try and make a trip happen, and I’m still in awe that we are going … more