A Brand New Winnelego

We spotted this little cutie last night on sale for $11 at our shiny new Target store. Of course, we couldn’t resist buying it and bringing it home.  After dinner, we ripped open the box and got to work. It was a little smaller than we thought it would be, but it scales nicely with the…

Our Lego Love

Anthony and I are big kids from time to time, and one of our favorite toys is lego. From a pile of bricks, a masterpiece made of plastic emerges as we build our creation brick-by-brick. I love the excitement of turning to the next page in the instructions and placing the colorful plastic pieces one…

Simple Sesame Zucchini Spirals

I’m such a fan of pickled foods! Last night, I made veggie mini spring rolls, and I wanted something tangy to sprinkle on top of them to add some acid to the flavors and balance them. Since I was using mini zucchini strips in the spring rolls, I knew I’d have at least half of…

New Mise en Place Stoneware Bowls

There is an oft-uttered phrase, “a place for everything, and everything in its place,” or otherwise known in the culinary world as “mise en place,” which is French for “putting in place” or “set in place.” Mom says “a place for everything…” when she’s giving advice on how to keep a child’s bedroom clean. Grandma…

A Lovely Dinner Last Night

Last night, we wanted vegetables for dinner after a few days of heavier meals. Our refrigerator was full of beautiful fresh local and/or organic vegetables we’d bought at Whole Foods over the weekend.  The local Kumu Farms beets were gorgeous and fresh, the asparagus was crisp, and the brussels sprouts were fresh and clean. We had…

Play with Your Food

I love food – the texture, the taste. I love the possibilities I see when I look at a carrot or a piece of fruit. What can I make with this? How will it taste if I combine it with this or that – oh, the excitement of creating a new recipe. One way to…

To Rim or Not to Rim and How!

To rim or not to rim – that is the question.  Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the… slings and… vodka…sugar…arrows of…salt – ok, before I plummet completely off-track and torture you with lines upon lines of The Bard, I’ll get back to the point. Rimming cocktails.  The rim is often considered the butter…