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We had our former landlords over for lunch yesterday, Gabe made some Asian-inspired grilled chicken and pork wraps that were fantastic as always. I made a quick cranberry-orange scone with a vanilla orange glaze- there are none left, but I do have half a bag of cranberries so I could make one more batch for the week.

I’ve also been making an effort to do more meal planning, 1.) so my grocery shopping isn’t so disjointed, and 2.) it makes dinnertime with Piper so much simpler if we don’t have to play the “What should we eat” game. Gabe bought a copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution, and I’ve been using it a lot. There is a great variety of recipes, and most of them are pretty easy to put together in the morning before I leave for work.

piper snow

Piper… she turned 8 months old 2 weeks ago and it seems like she changes almost daily lately. She feeds herself really well, and when she’s playing its evident that her hand eye coordination is really good. She’s such a busy girl! Her current favorite pastimes are stalking the cats, playing with Gabe’s bongos, and dancing any time she hears music.

We are also in the throes of garden planning, we know where its going and what’s going in it (seeds not ordered yet though) but didn’t do any work on it last fall, so we have a lot of work ahead of us this spring. I’m excited though, because there is an already established strawberry patch!

garden plan

Made my list of seeds to order, and added some annual flowers for some color! I put giant sunflowers on the list, and I’m excited to see how they turn out.

Happy Sunday!


2014 In Review

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Daily Prompt: All About Me

Kitchen Journeys. At first it almost sounds cliche, I know but it doesn’t bother me. It means that I’m a woman in transition, and that the journey is always more fun than the destination. The kitchen has always been a central focus in my daily life, when I go home to visit my parents (and at what point does your parent’s home stop being “home”?) most of the best chats occur in the kitchen. When I’m at home with Gabe, we spend most of our time together in the kitchen- eating, cooking, drinking, listening to music and talking. The kitchen is an integral room in most homes, and not just because of the food! I also do some of my best soul searching in the kitchen, when I’m alone in the kitchen baking  or canning I’m focused on what I’m doing, and my mind is free to work out any on going nonsense. It’s a great way to de-stress and come back to center for me.

I also titled this blog the way I did because I want to share my journey with those who are interested. i enjoy reading other blogs, and gleaning new ideas from them about crafts, and food ideas so I thought why not me!? Again, not very original, but I hope that you will find some originality in my random assortment of posts.

My life is continuing this pattern of transition, and some exciting things are on the horizon for Gabe and I in the next few months. I hope you’ll come along on this journey!

DSC_0374This is me, on a past adventure in Vermont. I am sitting on a statue of Justin Morgan at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, VT.