Grain-Free Hermits

April 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Back in my gluten days, I used to enjoy Newman’s Hermits… A LOT! They’re so wonderfully spicy and full of molasses joy. Then I realized I couldn’t afford my hermit habit, so I started making my own. Very dangerous! Mike and I could polish off a tray of them in no time. These days, I’m trying to avoid all grains (with limited success) for a more Paleo approach to my diet, so I’m even cutting […]


February 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

In any good relationship, it’s considered a virtue to admit your mistakes. So here I go… Mea culpa!! A couple of years ago, I posted about getting some good quality non-stick cookware. I really bought into the whole thing! And I turned a blind eye to the research about the dangers of PFOA & PTFE in teflon. I chose, rather, to side with those who said as long as they were used properly (ie never […]


November 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Since we rearranged our whole house configuration and got a new dining room table, we finally had enough room to host a big dinner… and what better dinner to host than Thanksgiving. There were only 5 of us (including Gabe), but I swear, with the amount of food on the table we could have fed 10 people. The spread was as follows: Turkey of course, baked yam casserole, two kinds of cauliflower (one GF, one […]

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I hope you’re taking time to sit back and enjoy it… relax even! At least that’s what I’m trying to do. We’re approaching things a little differently around here this year. Last year this time I was a physical & emotional mess. And I guess that’s what I’m thankful for this year. Sometimes it takes those terrible moments of misery to show you what’s really important. When I hit the bottom of […]

A Photo On Some Days: Onion

June 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

Didn’t really stick to my every-day photo. But… I am still going to keep posting pics when I am inspired to do so.

Pork Vindaloo

April 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

As you have read, Vanessa and I have basically rediscovered cooking. On Saturday we made pork vindaloo and man was it good. I started-off making the curry in the afternoon, since this was a big undertaking. Seriously, I’m going from making toast and grilling in the summer to all-out ethnic dishes from all over the world! I toasted-up the nuts and then threw everything into the new food processor to blend it up. After a […]

Well Fed

April 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm

One of the things that we’re guilty of in this house is succumbing to the convenience of having Wegmans (our supermarket) so close to home. Given that Mike’s schedule keeps him at work till at least 6:00pm, we often find ourselves slacking off in the cooking department and just picking up a pre-made meal at Wegmans. While I would argue that it’s marginally better than running out to a restaurant for dinner, it’s still not […]