Immortal.

Dear Michael, I went for a run today and wrote letters in my head. One of them was to you. Do you remember when my sister and I would walk down to your house and you would read to us? Our jeans were too short, and probably a bit ripped, and our hands were tied…

Waiting for Aslan to arrive.

It’s been a long time since I just sat down and wrote a long, wandering blog post in diary format, and yesterday I started craving it so much that I have been looking forward to it ever since. I’m perched at the kitchen island while I write this. A big pot of blackberry jam is…

“Ellen,” a linked short story

A bit ago, I posted a sequence of two installments of a short story titled “Lily,” which were a fun reprieve for me to write and hopefully a bit of a fun escape for you to read. “Lily” chronicles the beginnings of an adventure for a woman living in Seattle who discovers a handsome farmer/chef…

Homemade Pasta Two Ways: Hand-Cut Noodles & Fresh Ravioli (Gluten-Free)

This might be one of the best recipes you’ll make this weekend. Just sayin’. 😉 I’ve worked on this fresh gluten-free pasta recipe for a number of months now. I started with a completely different set of ratios before arriving at this one and I think the real secret is to omit any water from…

Lily, continued (and finished)

I finished my Lily story on Father’s Day, but it’s taken me this long to sit down and post it. That’s one of the things that I am working on changing…. The posting bit. I veered away from this blog in recent months but writing this short story and enjoying the narrative form reminded me…

Lily

I wrote a story. As many of you know, I’m a writer, but most of my writing has been for corporate stuff and my fiction stories are largely piles of paper and files on laptops and a 300-page novel that I am revisiting right now. I don’t send them out to get published, I’m not…

A Few Garden Tips & Planning New (Big) Crops This Year

I was thrilled to spend a sunny day in the garden yesterday, and I took a few moments to share some of my main tips for growing strong plants, and especially looking at your green leafy veggies for signs of stress (like bolting). In this video, I chat candidly about some of the bigger growing…

Honey-Oat Granola Bars (GF/V)

These are the easiest, yummiest, fastest, healthiest, fail-proof honey-oat granola bars you’ll ever make. They’re vegan and gluten-free (as long as you use gluten-free oats), and they have a perfect crispness and sweetness. But my favorite bonus is that they don’t crumble! This is a snack filled to the brim with iron, fiber, protein, vitamins,…

Rustic Spring Herb Tart with Flaky Gluten-Free Sourdough Crust

This gorgeous Rustic Spring Herb Tart with Flaky Gluten-Free Sourdough Crust is made with foraged and garden ingredients, and is completely flexible–you can make it with all kinds of delicious herbs and foraged ingredients. The gluten-free sourdough crust is rustic, rich and flaky, and will be a go-to for us now forever forward. I’m not…