Finding Bliss with a Morning Tisane Ritual

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” -May Sarton I recently started a new job that allows me to work with food in a setting that is steeped in art, nature, and history. I…

Fresh Plum Cake Featuring Imperfect Produce

  A couple years ago, a Facebook friend posted an article on Imperfect Produce, a new start up in the Bay Area, with the mission to reduce food waste. It pains me to see food thrown away, especially perfectly good food; but I’m embarrassed to admit that as much of a foodie as I had…

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Adulting is hard. Adulting with kids must be exhausting. My parents still drive me crazy from time to time, but they did alright considering babies don’t come with manuals. After dinner last night, we (the boyfriend, roommates, and I) started talking about some of the little harmless but annoying things we got away with as kids. Staying up past bedtime,…

A Lesson in Self-Honesty

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you had asked me at age four, I would have instantly giggled “a cowgirl!” then swung my imaginary lasso as I rode my miniature rocking horse into the sunset. Like most kids, my answer came effortlessly.