The Beginning

It was an ordinary day, if you consider being 7 months pregnant with pre-term contractions, meditating at work to get through it all,  ordinary.  So yeah.  Anyway, seriously it was a pretty regular day at work.  I remember looking up from my desk at the sound of the door alarm and seeing two people coming…

Adventures In Cooking (#3)

We put a fire pit in the yard this summer and I have made it a point to cook outside at least two nights a week.  Last night, we were eating our burgers, baked beans and corn on the cob and I realized it was time to start picking the apples from the trees in…

Adventures In Life (#4)

Before we purchased our Kayak, we did a lot of research.  We tested out several models and took lessons.  We finally decided upon a Feathercraft K2.  Feathercraft are skin on frame kayaks that fold into backpacks.  Totally awesome for two people living the gypsy life (as were were then). At any rate, my story goes…

Adventures In Life (#3)

Cycling.  I love, love, love riding my bike.  In San Diego it was a much better experience than in Washington, with a few exceptions. Right after I bought my mountain bike and my road bike I bought Shimano clipless pedals and shoes that I could use on both bikes.  It’s quite an experience the first…

Adventures In Life (#1)

This is one of my daughters favorite stories to tell if she is trying to embarrass me.  Britt, I am beating you to the punch this time! I know I’m not the only woman plagued by facial hair, but at times I honestly feel that I was born with a little more testosterone than most…

Adventures In Cooking (#2)

It was the summer of 1985.  My husband and I were living in Saratoga Wyoming in a house (down by the river), now affectionately referred to as “The Hamburger House” (the house was converted sometime later into a little restaurant with that name). One beautiful morning, my husbands grandmother stopped by to give us some…

The College Book

Oh my, I had totally forgotten that I actually made and distributed copies of my college cookbook.  The one I have is in shambles and I guess over the years, in my mind, it became the prototype that never saw completion. When I expressed my interest in writing my own cookbook, my dad bought me…

Hello world!

Since I was in college I have wanted to write my own cookbook.  I have been collecting and modifying recipes for over 25 years and have literally a mountain (yes, hundreds) of them.  This blog will help me get them out there and allow me to catalog everything for the book. I am super excited…