Miso Soup with Herbs and Salmon: Video Tutorial

Just in case you were wondering where I went, I was busy in my typical cold season mama mode, taking care of sick kiddos, cleaning house, and chopping veggies for soup. Can I fix the germs? Nope. Can I magically cure anyone? Nope. Can I give our kids a snuggle and some soup? Yep. So…

DIY indoor coffee table garden.

This little DIY coffee table garden is making me happy today. I’m dreaming of warmer days and green shoots in the garden. This little bit of bright green life is a good reminder “Spring is just around the corner,” as Frog likes to tell Toad. It’s really easy to make: Just find a serving tray…

Hearty Potato Leek Soup: Video Tutorial.

Hi friends! We’re launching our cooking tutorials series today, which will be featured on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and on Instagram @eatingbuckets. Today’s tutorial for Hearty Potato Leek Soup is the first in the series, and it’s a basic soup using just a few ingredients that taste amazing. It’s designed to be super easy,…

Love at first kiss.

This guy. This amazing man. I met him when we were just a bit over 18. He walked into my living room at a house party, and he stood head and shoulders above the rest. And he glowed. It was probably his Southern California tan and his Armenian olive skin standing out among the glow…

Winter wonderland.

Oh, PEOPLE! It’s a beautiful land out here. It’s that rare magic of rain turned ❄️ that we of Pacific Northwest ilk don’t often experience. I know our little shovelfuls of snow ain’t nuttin to the polar freeze capturing the Midwest. I know. But our little stretch of pearly white nature blankets has brought us the magic…

Winter days in our old farmhouse: Making, resting, and planning.

Winter in the Pacific Northwest is distinctively dark. Here in our old farmhouse I like to imagine all the quiet fireside chats that have been shared here over the past 120 years while our home’s residents settled into the rhythm of “getting through” these long, dark winter days. One of my favorite parts of winter…

Current obsession: Cabbage cups.

Here’s one of the easiest do-it-now recipes you might ever stumble upon for your winter lunch or dinner: Cabbage cups. Cabbage is at its peak this time of year and is a winter staple that is incredibly delicious and versatile. Cabbage cups are so easy and so tasty. They offer a totally over-the-top crunch and…

Happy New Year!

“‘Dear old world,’ she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. Wishing 2019 brings you everything bright & fresh, new & shiny, delightful & joyful, dreamy & fantastic, adventurous & playful, simple & sweet, lovely & loving, colorful & tasty & sumptuous,…

Top ten Thanksgiving tips.

First of all, before we dive into tips & tricks, isn’t this photo so cool?! It’s a naturally made wormhole “tattoo” in a piece of firewood. Like Brian said when he chopped the wood and somehow sliced it precisely enough to expose this little bit of magic, “It’s a perfect tree within a tree.”Second of…

Live only as you can.

I’m browsing through a favorite design book, City Farmhouse Style, by Kim Leggett, and came upon this favorite photo in the photo spread on page 11. This quote is fabulous. Happy Sunday! May Monday morning be easy, and the day ahead bring joy.