Building Healthy Habits

When the folks from Silk asked me to write a post about a healthy living topic, it didn’t take long for me to figure out what I wanted to say. I’ve had the most wonderful summer, you see, and that’s due in part to a healthy habit I’ve been building. So I want to tell … Read more

Charcutepalooza Challenge #2: The Salt Cure

home cured bacon sliced

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was The Salt Cure. Using Charcuterie as our reference guide, Cathy and Kim tasked us with making fresh bacon. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at some point that in my teenage years, I was a vegetarian. And that in my early twenties, … Read more

Oatmeal Scones with Dried Cherries and Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate oat scones

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had a really busy weekend preparing for our upcoming ski trip (my kids have a school vacation next week). I didn’t have a chance to cook anything spectacular (to be honest, we ordered pizza last night), but I did make these indulgent (but still fairly healthy) Oat Cherry Scones with Dark … Read more

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Last weekend, to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday, we had dinner at American Bounty. Every aspect of the meal was terrific, but it was the Vanilla Panna Cotta with Winter Fruits that stayed with me. I am just a little obsessed with Panna Cotta, you see. I am of the opinion that it is truly … Read more

Blood Orange Salad with Kale and Avocado

I’m so tired of the cold. And the snow. Winter soups, stews, and other comfort foods are nice and all, but I’ve really been craving salads. Blood oranges aren’t exactly local, but they are in season right now: I found beautiful organic ones at my local natural food store. I used a few to make … Read more