September 2013

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zucchini risotto

zucchini risotto

It is no secret that I want to be a writer.  Or rather, that I am a writer.  I am always writing out little essays or stories.  I wrote a few months ago about what I am learning about being a writer, about how I am taking out a notebook and sitting down as often … more

sweet potato pound cake

sweet potato pound cake

Do you know what is sad?  I live minutes away from so much of my family, and yet I rarely see them.  We realized last week that not only had we been several weeks without seeing Gerrit’s parents, but it had also been an embarrassingly long amount of time since we had had dinner with … more

cookie topped brownies

cookie topped brownies

I was asked this week what I do when I sit down to blog, and I wasn’t exactly sure how to answer that.  When I sit down and blog, I try to write something.  And usually I try to make that something be about the most honest things happening in my life at the moment. … more

tailgating

tailgating

I could tell you a lot of things about tailgating.  I could tell you that hamburgers are always a great option and that, if the game is at 6:00 then sometime around 3:00 is the perfect time to eat.  I could tell you that if you are having pulled pork along with smoked chicken thighs … more

pesto lasagna + gardening

pesto lasagna + gardening

Every year in the Spring I am so ambitious about my little garden.  Gerrit and I go to the garden center as soon as the weather seems warm enough and pick out new herbs and perhaps a couple of vegetables.  This year we bought hydrangeas to plant underneath the kitchen window in the hopes that … more