Our afternoon was bathed in sunlight and peace. I had just transferred some laundry when I felt it; the dining room was all glowing and the wood floor was warm on my bare feet. I put on some Iron & Wine, who I hadn’t heard in a while, and felt blown away by Sam Beam’s… Continue reading Banana bread with Piper, Happiness Soup, and Iron & Wine in the afternoon.
We enjoyed a yummy picnic dinner and some outdoorsy time together this evening. We piled the bags of goodies into Piper’s little red wagon, which Will pulled to the park while she followed alongside on her tricycle. Once through the playground gates we saw a big soccer game set up on the field, several families… Continue reading A Picnic Dinner
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
We shared such a beautiful day together yesterday. Will woke up early to cook the thickest, most delicious heart shaped chocolate pancakes. Studded with chocolate chips, these rich pancakes reminded me of soft baked cookies, still warm from the oven. We ate them with butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Piper and… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2015
Piper and I sat together on the edge of our favorite fountain and read A Day at the Seashore. The sound of water rushing over stone, the feeling of a cool breeze and warm morning sun against our skin brought the story to life and left us longing for our own seaside escape this weekend. Naturally, on… Continue reading A day at the beach
We all enjoyed our visit to the farmers market this morning. On our way over, we passed pumpkins, scarecrows, skeletons and ghosts on front porches and in trees. The fresh October air and spirit of the season seemed to coax many people outside today. Women carried their babies in slings on their hips as they darted… Continue reading Treasures from the farmers market
Today we made new friends who sent us home with a freshly laid egg from a hen that lives in their backyard. We also trotted home with a brown bag that held a paper plate all covered in foil, with slices of grilled eggplant (picked from the same backyard this same morning), tucked carefully inside… Continue reading Inspiration, 2.
The day began with a warm bowl of oatmeal. While I stirred in bed, Will cooked the oats and later topped my portion with a generous dash of cinnamon and a cooling trickle of almond milk. Slowly I ate and let the warmth and comfort of a quiet day enfold me. A full stomach, or perhaps… Continue reading A good day
Last night, we ate crispy Brussels sprouts in a balsamic vinaigrette and rice noodles fried on a hot griddle and loaded up with lots of carrots, juicy slices of mushroom, cilantro, crushed peanuts and beansprouts all at Lakeland’s Food Truck Rally downtown (thanks, Off The Griddle!). Crowds of folks and their families gathered in Munn… Continue reading On the Food Truck Rally, a quick and yummy breakfast, and some tips for your garden.
One onion, 5 cloves of garlic, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chili flakes, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 28oz crushed tomatoes, 28oz of whole peeled tomatoes, 1/4 cup dry white wine, 2 tablespoons of butter (or equivalent if you’re vegan like we are), 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1/2 bunch of basil, salt and pepper. These humble… Continue reading On two-hour special marinara sauce, hazelnut chocolate, acai sorbet, & merlot.