Cheddar, Chive and Cornmeal Pancakes - Yogurt  Culture 10

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, sweet or savory pancakes are always welcome at our table. Especially if they are little savory ones made with cornmeal and yogurt, which as y’all know happen to be a couple of my favorite ingredients. Truthfully, around here cornmeal cuties like these are referred to as Johnny Cakes or griddlecakes. However, this lovely recipe is from a fabulous new book Yogurt Culture by award-winning food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule so pancakes they are and believe me they are delish! I had the pleasure of taking a writing class taught by Cheryl at Big Harvest Potluck last year and have been anxiously awaiting her new book. [click to continue…]

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Hanging Herbs, Edible Landscapes & Janky Nails

May 15, 2015
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Walking up and down rows of herbs like a kid I am compelled to touch. To run my fingers over velvety leaves, rubbing them gently capturing their aroma for a deep soothing inhale. Normally I am researching seed catalogs in the winter before I venture into gathering luscious herbs however that is how planting season […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – Gluten Free

May 11, 2015
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“Mooooom, can you pweeeeeze make cookies?” in the sweetest of voices with big blue eyes batting up at me my afternoon plans were redirected. No matter how old they get, kids and pleas for cookies will sway me every time. This time though the teen and I ran into a tragic hiccup midway through his […]

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Honey Lemon Yogurt Face Mask

May 5, 2015
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Concocting healthy recipes never gets boring but sometimes I like to think outside of the box. Like way outside the box, such as a recipe to be slathered on rather than eaten. This sweet silky combination first came about right before prom due to a little inflamed acne flare up with the teen.

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Easter Joy Away From Home – Shari’s Berries

April 8, 2015
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Happy Belated Easter! I apologize for the late post but being inadvertently unplugged for a week has its drawbacks. Not to mention the whole traveling across country on Easter Day aspect. I don’t know about you guys but the holidays for me are steeped in tradition. Precious ones that Surferboy and I grew up with […]

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The Danish Village of Solvang California – Gallery

April 8, 2015
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Surferboy has spent the better half of the past year in his home state of California renovating our friends’ house. As you can imagine being away from us for weeks at a time, can be hard for him. Even harder than it is for us, so when he asked if the boys and I would […]

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Fresh Honeydew Mint Smoothie – Stonyfield Giveaway

March 31, 2015
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Per the norm, I do things in reverse. Where I should be telling you all about how I changed my eating habits the last three months and what I didn’t eat instead I’m jumping ahead just a bit with a “reintroduction” recipe. I can’t help myself, I am a little excited about this one. I […]

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Spring Cleaning Travel Prep – OXO

March 30, 2015
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If you have been following us via social media the past few days you know that we are traipsing across the country again. We are spending spring break in Solvang, California hanging out with Daniel while he finishes the complete home remodel he has been working on for the past 9 months. Before we left […]

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Me, My Goiter and My Journey with Graves Disease

March 24, 2015
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*Warning, this is not a short post, not even remotely! When a jabber jaw has been absent for months, she tends to go over board to make up for it, not to mention refer to herself in the third person* Well hello there strangers! How have y’all been? I have missed you guys!! Really, I […]

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Mixing Up a Healthy Lifestyle With Your Teens!

December 8, 2014
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It is hard to believe that the New Year is right around the corner! I know, we just began the month of December and here I am talking about 2015. However, we all know how time flies. We also know that the New Year is when most of us try to form a resolution to […]

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