Grocery Store Greetings and Rhubarb Cake

Spring is here and it’s such a welcome relief.  We’ve been so busy this last year with preparing to become parents, learning to manage a business and most recently moving to a new home.  We are full on in love with the new place.  Some time, I’ll have to share more about it. For today,…

Violet Syrup

There’s not much better than the gift of spring flowers and foliage after a long and seemingly endless winter.  To that end, I’ve been taking every opportunity to celebrate the return of visible life & recovery.  I’ve also recently taken up running (to be honest–jogging) as a hobby/fitness routine.  I’ve noticed so many violets popping…

Spring Cleaning Challenge: Week In Review

Well, we made it.  No one was  harmed or suffered too much during the challenge. All tolled, we ended up using over 20 things from the freezer, avoided buying any groceries all week and only went out to eat the two times I mentioned in my mid-week check-in post.  So, what’d we make?  Was it…

Spring Cleaning Challenge: Mid Week Check-In

Okay, so Sunday I announced that I’d be embarking on a freezer spring cleaning.  You can read the rules here. It’s now Wednesday.  Here’s how things stand: As far as not eating out, I had two pre-scheduled business meetings–last night (Tuesday) for dinner and another today (Wednesday) for lunch so I’m giving myself an out…

Spring Cleaning Challenge

Loving to cook and not wanting to waste means our freezer fills up pretty regularly. I also like to make large batches of things like soup to enjoy on days when I don’t feel like/have time for cooking. The bad part is I also get bored eating the same things often and I want to…

Springtime Risotto with Leeks, Lemon & Peas

When life gives you lemons, why not make risotto? Like I mentioned in a recent post, certain dishes refer to a cooking method or technique rather than an actual dish.  Such is the way with risotto.  Basically, with a risotto you sauté some aromatics, lightly toast a grain (most often rice) and slowly stir in…