on turning 30

I turn 30 in November. I’m not upset about it, so don’t expect a woe-is-me post. (Though, this blog contains an unfortunate number of those, if you’re into that sort of thing.) I really don’t feel that grown up. Perhaps because I’m not making as much money as I thought I would be at this … Continue reading

olallieberry, olalaberry …delicious either way

olallieberry, olalaberry …delicious either way

Ahhh sweet, juicy olallieberries. Or is it olallaberries? I think it’s olallieberries, but I still pronounce it “olala.” It just feels more fun that way really! When I first saw these beauties, I thought they may be a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. They’re actually a cross between a loganberry and a young … Continue reading

health(ier) spaghetti carbonara

health(ier) spaghetti carbonara

Okay, so the only time I’ve ever had pasta carbonara is at my desk in the form of a lean cuisine. I think it’s because I always quickly wipe the drool off any menu that describes a dish as “creamy” and use all the will in my power pocket to get something that I supposedly … Continue reading

Honey Wheat Bread Part 2

I’ve been a bad blogger. Bad blogger! Bad! Sorry for the delays. I’ve been busy, what can I say? But not too busy to totally forget that I wanted to make honey wheat bread again. I admit, this one came out more crumbly (and not in a good way) than the first. But it tasted … Continue reading


“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom”. Anais Nin

Roasted Beet and Potato Salad

Lately I seem to have some time on my hands. My new job, while it pays well, is boring to the point of tears. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you are) I spend a good amount of time trying to figure out what to make for dinner, and that time has been well spent … Continue reading

cedar plank it!

cedar plank it!

I had been doing some reading and stumbled upon a list of “7 of the healthiest foods you should eat but aren’t.” Among the items on the list were sardines, for their “heart-healthy, mood-boosting omega-3s” and I was surprised (although it makes sense) that because of their low man on the whole circle-of-life-totem-pole-thing-status, they don’t … Continue reading

learn how to braid…bread, kinda.

I’ve recently become a fan of pinterest, a horribly, disgustingly, ridiculously addicting website. Just check it out and you’ll hate me instantly. You’re welcome. Aaand I managed to find yet another place to find inspiration. This time (and not surprisingly) in the form of food. So then I made this… …and just like it looks, … Continue reading

ooops sorry & perfect cookies.

I’ve been gone so long, that wordpress logged me out : ) Sorry I’ve been gone, kids. The new job has taken a bit of a toll, and even though I get every other Friday off, I’m exhausted. Well I’m still working at the wine bar on Saturday nights, just to help save more for … Continue reading