Rice Wine Vegetable Stir-Fry

My refrigerator is positively busting with fresh produce. All year I look forward to this time of year when there are zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, corn, and tomatoes, but just as soon as it arrives I get overwhelmed and never know where to start. Should I use the tomatoes first, or corn? I have so […]

Frittata with Fresh Spring Nettles

Growing up my siblings and I had free range of the 5+ acres of land around our house in southern Ohio that included a stream, woodland forest, and a grassy meadow. My parents were very intentional about educating us about the native plants that grew in the area, which ones were safe to play with and which […]

January Challenge: Brussels Sprouts with Linguine

This week I’m on a roll with delicious vegetarian recipes.I am having so much fun trying out new recipes that wouldn’t ordinarily be on my radar. Which is exactly what this challenge is all about. I’ve branched out to veggies and grains that I only use once in a while. Leeks, cabbage, and brussels sprouts have become […]


Happy belated pi day! I am not a math person, so from Wikipedia: Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle‘s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space; this is the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. It is approximately equal to 3.141593 in the […]


As we settle into our house every day I fall more and more in love with the kitchen. It has some quirks that at times bug me but it’s so big and open I am quickly over any small bother! And really with so much counter space I can deal with the fact I have […]