Jan 032018
 
Meditative Mandala

I call this one “Meditative Mandala While Watching Maddow”. I’m sorry friends, I have the feeling 2018 is going to be more of a dumpster fire than 2017 was, and if January 3rd is the norm for this year, then I might be right. However, working on this drawing while half-listening to today’s mess really […]

Cook the Collection #10: The Fondue Cookbook

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Sep 072015
 
Cook the Collection #10: The Fondue Cookbook

This project is well-intentioned but boy is it slow. All this time and I’m just on the tenth book – that’s kind of ridiculous. I’ve got this dead wood of not-great cookbooks hanging over me that I would like to pare from my collection, but I feel I should cook at least one thing from […]

Recapping the First Half of 52 in 2015

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Jul 082015
 
Recapping the First Half of 52 in 2015

So half the year is done (wha. . . ?) and I’m taking a look back at how I did towards my goal of reading 52 books in 2015 (one a week on average). I managed to read 20 books, which is respectable but puts me behind for the second half of the year – […]

Lean and Clean Turkey Burger {Recipe}

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Mar 262015
 
Lean and Clean Turkey Burger {Recipe}

These lean and clean turkey burgers and heavy in our dinner rotation lately. Right now my kids are obsessed with “make your own” dinners. Make your own tacos, make your own pizza, and make your own burgers – basically anything that they get to assemble on their own is a hit. We have “make your […]

Mar 202015
 
Make Your Own Canvas Beach Windbreak

Last summer we had a marvelous two week beach vacation planned at one of my very favorite spots to visit – Cannon Beach, Oregon. It’s a dreamy beach, miles long and extra wide so there’s plenty of room for walking, running, flying kites or building sandcastles. The only drawback is that it can get windy […]

Happy Super Pi Day

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Mar 142015
 
Happy Super Pi Day

I think it’s fun to mark the occasion of certain silly ‘holidays’, don’t you? Who can resist giving an “Aarrgh” on Talk Like a Pirate Day? Pi Day is the same way – you must eat pie on March 14th! Here’s our Pi Day pie – individual chicken pot pies with a creamy chicken filling […]

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Manila Clams with Wine, Butter and Garlic

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Jan 152015
 
Manila Clams with Wine, Butter and Garlic

Yum, one of my favorite simple suppers is steamed Manila clams with white wine, butter, garlic and shallots. It’s so easy you don’t even really need a recipe, although I’ve got one for you. This meal manages to be unfussy yet elegant at the same time, which is often just what we need at our […]