Here comes the brid…al bouquet!

I have decided that weddings are only good for one thing, as far as I’m concerned. OK, two. One should be the most obvious, and that is that any occasion that brings cake in and around my mouth is usually okay with me. Weddings upset me when there is no cake. Similar to Jack Sparrow…

The Postage Stamp Garden

Here in Seattle, I live in a wonderful neighborhood that has a walkability score of 98%. That means that almost anything your little heart could possibly desire is within an easy walking distance. I have: – (2) markets – (1) sustainable butcher – (1) independent movie theatre – (5) bars / pubs – (1) drug…

Bibliography, Annotated (to date)

An awesome (and super-talented) friend of mine approached me a couple of weeks ago and said that my blog had inspired her to reframe how she looked at waste and personal products. That’s kick ass! If even one person gets something out of my ramblings, I feel like I’ve won (although my secret goal is…

My Foray into Canning

I’m having all sorts of adventures these days, which is a really fun carrot to dangle in front of my nose as I plod through the scintillating reading on the nervous system. I know that sucker is important, but man…could you BE any more boring? The other day, I was high on the success of…

Hard Cider for the WIN.

I have mentioned this is several previous posts, but never written about it directly. For Christmas, my brother gave me True Brews, a wonderful, really accessible book about home brewing. The author, Emma Christensen, is pretty cool because she’s also down to earth. She isn’t advocating buying enough specialized equipment to fill a garage, but…

Victory Bread is Mine!

As a little backstory, my father has been making the most delectable, most scrumptious, most wonderful whole wheat bread for most of my life. Because the demand in the household is so high for this bread, he is basically his own little commercial baker, perfecting the art of turning out five or six loaves at…

Happy Monday!

So, today I tried my Greek yogurt for the first time! The first bite triggered a dramatic reenactment of the Mask (Jim Carrey) death scene:   Because, you see, I have been a store-bought yogurt consumer all my life. I have NEVER HAD real yogurt straight from little delightful bacteria.  So it was quite…tart.  The second bite,…