(toddler) top chef

Since Oliver’s birth, I have been avoiding dairy (and gluten and soy) for reasons I’ve already described (so I won’t bore you with them again). Because of this, Eleanor has increasingly become interested in what foods contain dairy, and which ones do not. Eleanor: “Do carrots have dairy?” Me: “No. They don’t.” Eleanor: “Why?” Me: … More (toddler) top chef


I have always wanted to be the kind of person who cooks dried beans. Dried beans are cheaper, I’ve been told that any fool can do it (cook them, that is), and they are meant to taste infinitely better (or so the story goes). Now, I realize how ridiculous that sounds: I’d like to be … More sprouts


We typically travel to western Montana – to a small town about 45 minutes north of Great Falls – for the week of the 4th of July. My grandmother lives there (with a lot of other family relatively close by), at the bottom of a picturesque butte along a stretch of road that leads from … More remembrance

enjoy the weekend

We flew the coop, back home to Maine. It’s been a fabulous week of welcomed distractions (great grandparents, grandparents, weddings, festivals, lobster, mosquitoes, boat rides, visiting my our alma mater, and other Maine summertime fun. For those of you who need distraction at your fingertips, here are a few links I quite enjoyed last week: … More enjoy the weekend

things I love: succulants and river rocks

For some reason I find myself really (absurdly) drawn to all things succulant and river rock lately. When I’m pumping {Kwuthump, rrrrrr} I’ll often poke around on facebook twitter pinterest. I can’t help myself. I’m left one handed for a solid 15 minutes and can’t really think of working, what with my breasts exposed and … More things I love: succulants and river rocks