19 Weeks Pregnant and Happy Valentine’s Day

I guess I should’ve done something cute like dress in pink and hold a giant heart or something, but today it’s blue and just me. This is a fun project so far and it’s really making me reflect on THIS WEEK versus letting the whole “journey” blur together – I like that. About the banana


Yesterday was AWESOME – CSA, grass-fed beef, yummy dinner, and a surprise

Yesterday was just a great day overall. I went to work in the morning and had a nice time with the kiddos, and when I came home this was waiting for me on my doorstep: Notice I couldn’t even wait to dig in. Those green onions went into the savory vegetable pancakes I posted about


Hanford, CA CSA  – Week 1

Look at what I got yesterday! My very first CSA basket from Family Farm Fresh. It was very exciting to open it! They deliver to Hanford each Tuesday, and bring the basket full of produce from local farmers right to your front door. It comes like this, with a newsletter clipped to it. In the


Jan 07 2010
Food! I miss you!

Have any of you self-proclaimed Foodies experienced a prolonged loss of appetite? Either due to an illness or maybe as a side effect of a medication you were taking or… because of pregnancy? Let me tell you, this is weirding me out. Since May of 2007 I’ve been blogging, sharing my recipes and domestic endeavors


One of those Rainy Mississippi Days

Lately here in Meridian, we’ve been having muggy mornings followed by afternoon thunderstorms. As much as it would be nice to have less humidity in the air, I do love the thunderstorms. Today, I decided to take advantage of the rainy weather by puttering around in the kitchen doing a few experiments and a bit


Watermelon from our Garden

We planted watermelons this year. Cute little ones that only get about 6 inches in diameter. So far our plant has only made 2. The first one? We picked it way too early. It’s impossible to tell when they’re ready! It had stayed the same size forever, was very heavy (so very juicy), so I


I’m a Finalist! WOO HOO! Please vote for me!

I’m a finalist in a contest over at Mark’s Daily Apple… the concept was to poke fun at conventional wisdom (for food/fitness/lifestyle) by using a clever post-it note. Here’s my submission: I think I had a clever concept and great photo… AND I prefer the real post-it photos to the photoshopped ones (seems they take


First Squash from our Garden

Our garden LOOKS impressive at this point. Our neighbors comment about how jealous they are that our garden is doing so well. By this they mean that they see lots of green leaves. I keep telling them I have no idea what I’m doing, and that it really isn’t doing THAT well… You see, we’re


Life happens.

So I haven’t posted in a while. Life happens. I finished up the school year with my preschoolers; went to South Carolina for my oldest friend’s wedding (I don’t mean she’s old. I mean I think out of the people I consider “current” friends, I’ve been friends with her the longest. haha); started cleaning up


Mmm… so THIS is Healthy Eating

This is one of our recent grocery shopping trips’ hauls. Note all the produce.. pears, baby carrots, bell peppers, apples, lettuce, spinach, grape tomatoes, asparagus, avocado… probably some more that’s hidden in there. So delicious! I can’t wait until our garden is giving us enough produce to replace a significant part of our usual grocery


Mar 13 2009
Category: Food
Random Meals = DeeeLicious!

This was one of those “What do I need to use up?” meals? The things I needed to use up this time were a third of a jar of garlicky alfredo sauce, some carrots that were starting to get bendy, and part of a head of cauliflower. It came together beautifully though! The pasta is


Sweet Sick Man

My sweet guy got sick last week and didn’t get to fly from Sunday until this past Sunday… an entire week with no cockpit time. There was only a little bit of this: But there was a lot of grumping around and being angry at not being able to fly. But homemade turkey noodle soup



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