Category: Food

Michigan’s Simple Pleasures

One of my favorite things about spring in Michigan is the wonderful asparagus that literally grows wild in this area. Of course, there are farmers who grow it, too, so I get mine at Sawyer Garden Center. However, whenever I get a chance to… Continue Reading “Michigan’s Simple Pleasures”

St. Louis Diversion

When I lived in Memphis, my favorite weekend trip (other than hiking at Sycamore Creek) was to make the four-hour drive north to The Hill in St. Louis. I’m not quite sure how I found out about The Hill, but I’m sure I’ll never… Continue Reading “St. Louis Diversion”

The Pepper and Egg Sandwich Experience

On the way out of Chicago yesterday I decided to try again to get to Damato’s Bakery. When I tried Friday there was so much snow that I couldn’t find a place to park. A big banner on their website proclaimed that they would… Continue Reading “The Pepper and Egg Sandwich Experience”

I Sneaked Out! #Chicago

I’ve had my fill of chai tea. I’ve had my fill of reading. I’ve had my fill of muesli, baked apples and avocado toast. I’ve had my fill of looking out my front window and seeing my neighbor’s front porch. I’ve even had my… Continue Reading “I Sneaked Out! #Chicago”

Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen

When I was in my thirties, I was an avid bread baker. I bought all of the tools and became a King Arthur Flour groupie. I subscribed to their quarterly publication, The Baking Sheet. I anxiously waited for every issue to hit my mailbox.… Continue Reading “Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen”

I Was Wrong

I was wrong. I have never been fond of chocolate mint. Well, I do love peppermint patties, but I never was a fan of mint chocolate ice cream or any other mint chocolate flavors. Even the Girl Scout mint cookies weren’t a favorite. I… Continue Reading “I Was Wrong”

Sunday Night Check-In: Running, Raspberries and Rain

We had storms Friday night. Compared to Louisiana storms, this one was mild, but I found myself laying in bed watching the lightning before I fell asleep. Summer storms feel so refreshing to me. I always imagine the atmosphere is releasing pent-up anxiety over… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Running, Raspberries and Rain”

A Perfect Day

Today was a perfect day. I slept with the windows open last night. The temps are in the 50s at night and in the 60s – low 70s during the day. It is freaking awesome. It’s great running weather, perfect hiking weather and the… Continue Reading “A Perfect Day”

Dancing with Addiction: Coffee

In Louisiana children are served coffee-milk for breakfast. It was this milky, mildly coffee-flavored drink sweetened with lots of sugar that got me started on my most dysfunctional and impossible-to-sever relationship. No amount of negotiation, compromise, boundary-setting or re-navigation seems to make this relationship… Continue Reading “Dancing with Addiction: Coffee”

It’s Chai Time!

The first really chilly weekend is upon us up here in Southwest Michigan, and I’m ready for some warming foods. Last Sunday I stocked up on all the local produce I could find – golden pears, apples, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. I love… Continue Reading “It’s Chai Time!”

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