Home Grown Veggies

Today, I met a woman named Mississippi. Mississippi is homeless. She is a survivor of Katrina and she lost her daughter in that terrible disaster. My gratitude today centers around this lady.

I am grateful that I can meet people whose paths are so different than mine, and in those meetings, that I always find that our basic humanity is exactly the same.…

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Henckels Givewaway How to Chop an Onion

Disclosure Statement: I received free products from Zwilling J.A. Henckels including the 8” Pro Chef’s Knife featured in these photos and in this giveaway.  My opinion is never for sale. I only work with brands I love, and I really really really love this knife. It is fast becoming my favorite go-to knife, but please don’t tell the others.

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
-Mahatma Gandhi
Gardening Quote from Gandhi

Today I am grateful for:
Spandex, without it there would be no comfortable jeans
Fellow travelers on this blogging path
Old friends visiting from far-away places
Ridiculous dog videos on the Internet

What are you grateful for today?…

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Wordless Wednesday The Big Harvest Potluck

Daily Gratitude:

My Big Potluck family
Autumn colors
The privilege of voting
Dansko shoes
My new home
The good fortune of being able to surround myself with people I love
Laughter
My unabashedly silly husband

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Cranberry Chutney- Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo

It was 1981, and I spent every free moment at The Dance Theater Workshop in San Bruno, CA. In between dance classes, we’d run to the market next door to buy Jolly Ranchers. The market was half convenience store, half Indian grocery and haberdashery.

Saris beckoned from the back corner. Vibrant pinks, oranges, and reds were punctuated with golden spangles and embroidery.…

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Gluten Free Comfort Food Recipes About a week ago, I asked my readers a very important question on Facebook. “Have you turned on the heat yet, this season?” The answers were mixed.  I was still holding out on the heater and mostly enjoying the crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings of autumn. Today, though, I can fully cop to having turned on the heater.…

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NaBloPoMo November 2014

Daily Gratitude:
Puppy dog greetings- the best welcome home in the world… even if you’ve only been gone five minutes.
My husband’s oversized super cozy hoodie
My super cozy husband for that matter

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The Only Real Stumbling Block is Fear of Failure. In Cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude-- Julia Child

The only real stumbling block is a fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. –Julia Child

In the kitchen, I am never afraid. I’m in my element- easing between art, science, alchemy, and… In the kitchen, I am in the moment, tackling the tasks at hand, thinking on my feet, and meeting each challenge as it arrives.…

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