Spring is in full force. Flowers are opening up and everything is blooming. It all looks beautiful! It’s so deceiving though. I mean, allergies, c’mon! It’s awful. There are days my eyes feel as if they had sand in them. And the sneezing?! When does it stop?! I shouldn’t actually complain. My allergies are adult-onset, […]
Butternut squash is like a mystery to me. It has a really delicious flavor, almost nutty, almost sweet, almost savory. I guess it also depends on what spices you use to cook it with, or the type of dish you are preparing. I really like butternut squash, specially roasted on a salad with kale and […]
What is your favorite breakfast? Do you like savory or sweet breakfasts? I definitely prefer savory over sweet. Think potatoes and eggs. Or toast with avocado. Or hash browns! OMG! Sweet potato hash with kale and parsley is my favorite, for sure!
Have you ever searched for banana bread recipes online and found results that read “best banana bread recipe”, “super moist banana bread”, or “easy banana bread recipe”?
I love baking but you probably already picked up on that, didn’t you? I used to stick to only baking banana bread, zucchini bread, scones, blueberry muffins, and pumpkin bread. And then Thanksgiving came and my life was never the same. My first attempt at the bread baking thing was rosemary focaccia bread. It had […]
braided cinnamon brioche bread. I made the brioche dough from scratch. It was not easy but it wasn’t too complicated, if that makes any sense? I think it was the right amount of work for the end result. Brioche is such a delicate dough and it requires some love.
What could be more therapeutic and energizing than getting lost in the forest? I did not really get lost but I did get to come back for a second round to Heather – Maple Pass Loop, this time with the family. We started our adventure at 4am when we left home. We are a little […]
Back in May, I started training for my first marathon. Using Hal Higdon Novice 2 Marathon Training Program as a starting point and after researching for months other marathon training plans, I created my own plan. This plan had modifications that included my current level of running experience, vacations, kids’ activities, cross training (something I […]
Have you ever been told that you have too many cookbooks?
A couple of weeks ago, on a typical Pacific Northwest day (rain and low temps), after church we were invited to go hiking with a group of friends. The destination was Rattlesnake Ledge, down in the Snoqualmie/North Bend region. My friend had been there before and she loves it. We had never been there and […]
When we moved to the apartment we gave away our grill to our next door neighbor (which he was very grateful for). We didn’t really grill that often since we didn’t have a lot of time but when we did, we loved it. We could have a grill in the apartment but due to our […]
My daughter had her first track meet of the season this week and I volunteered to help out. I left work a little early so I could get to the school on time (1:20 minutes from work). When I got there, at first, it wasn’t raining, but it sure was a little chilly and windy […]
For the past year (okay, okay, maybe even longer) we had been complaining talking about how we live so far away from our work and the kids’ school. Without traffic it takes about 38 minutes to get to the kids’ school. With traffic though, it could take between 50 minutes to 1:25 minutes (unless there […]
Hi there! On my way home from work I made my plan for the evening. I was going to go for a run right after dinner since I was going to make a simple salad. WRONG! My simple salad suddenly took a little longer to prepare than I had anticipated. No kids to blame this […]
Happy New Year Everyone! A new year means different things for different people. For me, it means an opportunity to start writing (figuratively) a new book; it means to do a self-assessment; to start over; it means new beginnings. On the last day of 2016 we got a nice little dusting of snow. Not much […]
I am not really a fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions but at the end of 2015 I decided that the new year was going to be about me. Call me selfish if you must. My resolutions were simple. I knew I could accomplish them. They were not going to drive me insane if I […]
So you probably noticed that I am trying to catch up with posts… sorry (not?)! I just wanted to give a review for Captain Jack’s Treasure Run: This event met all expectations. Need I say more? Okay, maybe I do… I signed up almost last minute and I was lucky enough that they were still […]
Okay so I am way behind on posts but I can’t help it! The life of full-time working-parents with one kid in Junior High and a Freshman in High School is CRAZY! Crazy, I tell ya! Specially if this Freshman wants to try out for almost every single sport offered by the school and makes it to […]
We (as in my work) host an annual Turkey Trot 5K and I had the opportunity to participate in it this year for the first time. It was rainy and cold and I heard that the turnout was very low because of the weather conditions. Since I am getting used to running in the rain, […]