healthy | Recipes

Respect Your Elderberries

Elderberries have been used for centuries to treat everything from the common cold to flu to rheumatism to constipation. Did you know that elderberry juice was successfully used (and documented) to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and also, Germany’s version of our FDA has approved elderberry for treatment of coughs, bronchitis, fevers, […]

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Dinner Kit Reviews | Vegan

My Review of Purple Carrot

Full Disclosure: I am not vegan but I play around with plant-based recipes a lot because they are just so chockful of nutrition. Plus my friend Ang is a serious vegan and an amazing cook. And I like to eat. So you can see where this is going. All of this to say that when […]

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Desserts | Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family will tell you that I’m not very traditional and there is some truth in that. I will find a new recipe and use it for a couple of years and then move on to something new and shiny. That said, for the past 4-5 years, I have been making these delicious cake-like cookies […]

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Recipes | Soups

Tomato Basil Soup

I came across this amazing recipe for dairy-free tomato basil soup (link below) at the end of our tomato growing season when I was desperately searching for a way to use up our rapidly decaying tomatoes without pulling out the canning equipment. I wish I loved canning more but I just don’t. I much prefer […]

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Dinner Kit Reviews

My review of Martha and Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon is a dinner kit service that started in Berlin, Germany and has gone global. In the U.S., they have partnered with Martha Stewart to form the Martha and Marley Spoon version of their business model. The ordering process was seamless and communication was excellent. First up, the packaging was fairly standard with the […]

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Cold Brew Coffee for Every Season

It really is the simple things… It’s been a really hectic few months around here and I have found myself taking the time to enjoy two of my favorite comfort foods– cold brew and sourdough toast. Is there a better way to start your day? And it doesn’t even matter whether we are heading into […]

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Does Anybody Else Think in Food?

I realize it may seem odd but my memories of events and places almost always include what was on the menu. I can’t remember whether I saw this movie or read that book but I can sure remember what my friends ordered three months ago at that amazing new restaurant that just opened. I can’t […]

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