You’re Fired!

I guess it’s easiest just to start with a statement of fact. On Tuesday, after almost nine years on the job as a fitness director, I was fired from my job. Just writing that leaves me with a pit in my stomach, even though I know that it was probably the best thing that could happen to me ....more

Summer Camp, Theater Style

The girls went to their Christian Youth Theater's Jungle Book summer camp a few weeks ago. ...more

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Grilled Plantains

Caramelised grilled plantain with a dab of butter & brown sugar. So easy & DAMN DELICIOUS The first time I tasted the delicious plantain was in a Suriname shop in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (or commonly...more

Amazingly refreshing Mango and Watermelon Pico de Gallo

I have so many posts scheduled before this one but I was so excited to post this snack that I made that I readjusted. I LOVE mangoes. I LOVE watermelon. When it so happened that I had them both in my kitchen at the same time one day I had no choice to put them together as a dish....more

Solo Parenting as a Mom with Depression

 My husband just finished a three-day backpacking trip....more

Only Terrible Parents Use Their Cell Phone in the Grocery Store Parking Lot

Sometimes Alexis asks the hard questions. "Momma, who did I smile at first? And when?" Schedules and logistics being what they were at the time, it was probably me ....more

Thomas Keller Ad Hoc Brownies

Have you noticed a pattern yet?...more

Stamped Fabric: Creating My Own Prints

This week I taught some of my friends how to stamp on fabric, so I got to make some of my own. I haven't stamped in awhile and I forgot how much I love it. I really enjoy creating my own prints ....more

Potato Fritters with Roasted Zucchini, Cucumber Corn Salad & Cumin Dill Yogurt Sauce

I’ve fallen into the habit this summer of roasting whatever vegetables we have on hand for dinner, usually with just coconut oil, salt and pepper, sometimes with one or two other spices from the cabinet added in, and then arranging them all on a plate like they’re fancy. These potato fritters are a perfect example of that. At first glance, they seem elaborate, but when you get down to it, they’re really just local vegetables arranged and barely adorned in a new way ....more