Spices, Herbs, Oils, and Vinegars

A kitchen can’t be complete without an interesting arrangement of available additives. No, I’m not talking about fake, chemically-laden injectables or powdery, cancer-causing fixings that big box food producers pound into their products. I’m referring to wonderfully natural, feel-good fundamentals that bring excitement to otherwise bland, boring dishes.  An at-home chef should keep the kitchen…

Sunday Morning Beets

Woke up today with a bit of a headache. After pulling a double, working the restaurant’s booth at our town’s fall festival, I, of course, wanted to take advantage of a baby-free, husband-free night with my pals. Hours of talk and laughs with my twenty-something teammates kept me up way past my suburban mom bedtime, but…

Crockpot Sesame & Ginger Chicken

It’s time to grocery shop soon; my fridge looks like a left-over’s mecca of containers. You all know what that means- time for Momma to get crafty in the kitchen. I think we’ll fare well tonight, as I managed to get an Asian-inspired, sesame & ginger chicken with broccoli and potatoes brewing in my Crockpot. It’s…

Write to Release

Nice morning. Crisp, but the day should break a nice 70 degrees. Cool enough to switch to hot coffee, though. Hard to let go of a sun-goddess summer, I barely believe it’s mid-September. I’m only lying to myself that yoga in the sun will never end. I feel good, even though I didn’t sleep well….