nibbles for entertaining + hosting

Last night we had some friends over for dinner- a lovely vegan family that also homeschools and shares our values.  It's been so nice to spend time with them as it can often feel so lonely when much of your life doesn't relate to what others are doing.  Meaningful connections are something to be treasured…

anatomy of an evening + red wine stew

The evenings are so long lately, the sky darkening ominously late afternoon, it seems.  Often I find myself looking at the clock, and thinking "I can't believe its only 5:30" or some such hour.  The good thing about this is that there's so much time to spend cooking and eating apero, dinner, playing games or…

a week of meals in late november

This Saturday, I'm sitting here, house to myself, sipping my lovely puerh tea and enjoying the silence that you don't normally get to indulge in with kids around.  It's fantastically soothing and I'm savoring every last drop.  I'm dreaming up what I want to eat this week, inspired by the produce I picked up from…