Spiced Bar Nuts (and small town friendship)

Spiced Bar Nuts (and small town friendship)

In general, I try very hard not to play favorites in life. I actually have a hard time choosing favorites, of anything. I don’t like being asked for my favorite song or favorite book. My favorite color is green – but not one particular shade…

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

  I saw a review today for a book called Hippie Food and just the title made me laugh. I read the review, I have not read the book, but I’m here to say, these are my people. This is my food heritage, if I’m…

Sunday Morning Coffeecake

Sunday Morning Coffeecake

The hubby is British. Born and raised in the north of England with an Irish mother and an English father. One of the best bits of being married to a person from another culture is all the hilarious misunderstandings we’ve had over the years. And…

Monday

Monday

I’m going to start Mondays by making lists. (I love making lists.) For a long time Mondays have been the chore day, the bill-paying, clear out the in-tray kind of day. And I think maybe they should stay that way. So I’ve paid my bills…

Slow Cooked Beef In Guinness

Slow Cooked Beef In Guinness

Now, I’m going to write this post and go ask my husband for the recipe so I can attach it here and he’s going to say, ‘hmmm, recipe?’ He’ll start talking about throwing in a bit of this and some more of that and making…

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

I have an internal conundrum each year around the holidays. Which is only compounded by the arrival of Pinterest in the world. I love to look at all the pictures of simple, Scandinavian inspired holiday decor. Hygge could be a personal motto of mine. The…

Maple Oat Muffins

Maple Oat Muffins

Just so we’re clear, a lot of my stories are going to revolve around baking. The hubby and I owned an inn and restaurant for 13+ years and one of my (many) jobs was the baking. I’ve got a particular thing about humble baking. You…