Does anyone else organize their grocery haul as they load it onto the conveyor belt at checkout? Veggies – pantry – dairy – meat – other. Every time. Without fail.  This subconscious routine has made grocery checkout a far more enjoyable process and it also helps with putting everything away once home. Check out all […]

We’ve all gotten to that point in the middle of the day when you are famished but realize that you didn’t pack a lunch!  For teachers that this means that you likely won’t eat until the school day is over because, let’s be honest, who has time to leave the building during your 20 minutes […]

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these meatballs are in the top 5 dishes that I’ve made since starting the blog.  Not only are the meatballs themselves packed with rich spices but the addition of the cooling lemon garlic hummus, spicy pickled radishes, and some fresh lettuce made the culminating pita a mouthwatering treat.  […]

Ok people, it’s a HEAT WAVE up in here.  My house was built in 1910 and back then New England didn’t get to 98 degrees in August so I don’t have any air conditioning beyond the window unit that we’ve installed in our bedroom.  I’m sitting here with a fan literally in my face as […]

I sit here tonight, typing this post, as the sun slowly sets on a great summer. Soon to rise with the start of a new school year.  Teachers return tomorrow for a week of professional learning in preparation for our students arrival after labor day. The start of the school year is somewhat like new […]

This past weekend one of my best friends, Carolyn, married the love of her life and it couldn’t have been a more perfect event!  My heart is full after a weekend dedicated to their partnership – past, present, and future. This picture embodies how much fun we had throughout the whole weekend (that’s me on […]

My porch planters are flourishing and I’ve been using fresh herbs every night to make dinner as well as some drinks.   We’ve thrown fresh mint into mojitos, rosemary into a gin & tonic, and basil into a blender with ice, raspberry preserves, and vodka – yum! (Can you tell we are in summer mode over […]

Our neighbors have the most swoon-worthy garden filled with prolific squashes, asparagus, greens, corn, cucumber, and of course zucchini! Apparently they aren’t big cooks and asked if we’d be interested in any veggies. Without hesitation I emphatically exclaimed that I’d take anything they didn’t want and promptly received the largest zucchini I’ve seen in some […]

Happy Fiesta Friday everyone!  The time has come, and I am beyond excited to co-host this blogging ‘partay’ with the addition of this yummy dip that I made with my gals at a girls day earlier this week.  Who’s gonna join me? For those of you who might be new to the blog I am […]

This pasta was inspired by the fact that my husband was recently working late and I wanted to make a dish filled with things he hates! I do often eat asparagus and olives, but it’s rare that we have them in a main dish as eating common meals cuts down on preparation and waste. Case […]