Nothing Says Fall Like Apples

One of my food projects this week was this easy apple sauce. I say ‘easy’ because it is a no-cook no-peel version made in my vitamix! I pour a little water (1/2 cup?) and cinnamon in the bottom of the vitamix, add chopped pieces of apple and simply blend away. Because it isn’t cooked, or … Continue reading

Meditative Monday

Our family just returned home from Parker Seminars, New York City, a three-day, high energy, chiropractic seminar. It was, as usual, inspiring, energizing and fun! Ronan enjoyed it too, I’m pretty sure everyone knew him by name before we left…his smile and newly learned waving make a pretty good impression. 🙂 Today, in our office, … Continue reading

Fall Fever

Fall Fever

I may get spring fever…I can’t really recall. But, I do know that fall motivates me like no other time of the year. I’m cleaning, organizing, taking walks outside and happily back in my kitchen. Busy, busy, busy. I feel pretty good about yesterday’s accomplishment of baking cookies, bread AND scones. We’re set for the … Continue reading

Little, big things.

Little, big things.

It’s the little things… I’m feeling so excited about Ronan’s new shoes. Here’s why, with one book, one blog, and two websites as part of my explanation: I just finished reading “Living Simply with Children” by Marie Sherlock, a recommendation from Amanda Blake Soule of the blog, Soulemama. It is a simple living lifestyle guide … Continue reading

Meditative Monday

Aaahhhhh…fall. I’m so glad you’re here. There is something I L-O-V-E about fall. Maybe it’s the crisp mornings, the slanting of the sunlight, the time to start making soups and canning veggies from our garden. Or perhaps it is the changing of the leaves, or the scarves, boots and sweaters that can re-enter my wardrobe. … Continue reading

Enjoying the Past in my Future

Connected with, and independent, of my post from Monday, I find myself drawn more and more to the traditions of the past. And it’s not just me. Is this what 30-year-olds do? Is this particular to my generation looking for deeper meaning than we’ve been accustomed to on TV? Knitting, canning, growing our own food, … Continue reading

Meditative Monday

Sometimes I feel I have nothing to write in here, and other moments, like today, I feel I have too much to cover…so many things to catch you up on; reasons I’ve been MIA, thoughts and ruminations since last I posted about my abundant squash, but perhaps it’s best I just dip my toe back … Continue reading

Squash Overflow

Squash Overflow

I’m a novice gardener (“let’s plant it and see what happens…even if the envelope says to plant it two months ago”) and and exploring cook. I stick mostly with vegetables, sides and baked things. Joe handles most protein. As I learn more and more about food, and healthy choices for my family, I have two … Continue reading

A Simple Day…Perfect

Sometimes the best days are those unscheduled, in-between-the-busy-days, moments we can carve out to spend time without a plan. Well, other than a reservation for brunch. Today was one of those days. Completely blocked off to do nothing but visit with my mom and aunt. No schedule, or timeline, simply talking, eating and walking…taking any … Continue reading

Lots and Lots

It has been a while since I’ve written – we received some news regarding the health of a close family member, and it threw me a bit. But here I am with lots of things to talk about. Ronan is crawling. Oh boy…just started today and now I know I’m in for it! The garden … Continue reading