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…

Planting Potatoes on Good Friday: The Darkness and the Light

Above all, this is a post about how to prep and plant potatoes for your garden. However, it includes a longer narrative not typically added to my posts of late. If you’d rather skip the narrative, you can hop to the videos about prepping potatoes for planting, and planting potatoes, which appear at the bottom…