Iced Ginger Bars and NYCookieSwap Recap

iced ginger bars

The 2nd annual NYC Cookie Swap was held this past Sunday, and it was such an awesome event. It was an afternoon full of great people, beautiful cookies, and delicious food courtesy of Hill Country Barbecue, plus funds were raised for Cookies for Kids Cancer! I brought two kinds of cookies to the swap: the … Read more

Red Curry with Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Baby Bok Choy

red curry Thai

I know I might be pushing it by posting a turkey leftovers recipe a full three days after Thanksgiving. I imagine many of you transformed your turkey bones into stock, however, and that you still have some meat you’d like to use in a new and different way…at least I hope so. Before I get … Read more

Red Kuri Squash Pie

I planted red kuri squash in my garden this year, and I wish I could say I grew the one below. Sadly, my plant didn’t do well at all, so I picked this one up at my local natural foods store. If you’ve never tasted this variety of winter squash, you are in for a … Read more

Our Favorite Breakfast Potatoes


My husband Dan has a small but dependable repertoire of dishes he likes to make. These breakfast potatoes are on that list, and he cooks them up pretty much every Sunday. As he got started with preparing them last weekend, he told me I should put these potatoes on my blog. And since I always … Read more

Honeybee Update for Eco-Friendly Friday

Remember when I told you I was getting honeybees? I’m so happy to report that last week, they finally arrived! Here is the hive where my bees are living. I haven’t stained it yet (I’ll be doing that soon). Chris Harp (my beekeeping teacher) helped me get my hive set up. It’s very inspiring to … Read more