• Week Eight Coronavirus Hiatus: The Corona Kitchen File

    Week EIGHT. That feels really bananas. That means, in the house, we have had weeks and weeks of cooking. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We have only had a handful of take out nights- those nights really feel like a vacation… and we should probably do it more. We have already discussed the ins and outs of getting groceries delivered a few weeks ago… I think it has gotten easier to get everything you need delivered! (Read here: Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games) I have been receiving a lot of questions about what I am cooking and pleas for ideas.  So here we go… this time has given me the…

  • April Favorites… 2020

    I know I say it all the time; “Where did the month go?”. But really… where did it go? April was one very long blur. I can not believe it’s already over. Lot’s of TV, movies & books  here… because what else have we done this month? I hope everyone is hanging in during their quarantine!     White + Warren Cashmere Sweatshirt – I bought this utterly soft sweater from my favorite local shop, Fred. It’s on sale in both spots! I LOVE it. Feels put together while still so comfortable.  Defending Jacob – Apple TV – This book was actually the first book I picked for book club…

  • Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games

    Okay. Week FIVE. I know we have a long way to go, but how crazy is that? I haven’t been in a store for two whole weeks (yesterday), and that was actually just a pick up, not even a full shop. Since obtaining groceries seems to be my main stress point, I figured I would write up what is working for us. That and I have had a lot of requests for tips and tricks on the matter! Let me be clear, I am WINGING IT,  but whatever, it’s working.  On the note of procuring groceries being my main stress point. It is layered – as all of our reactions…

  • Week Four Coronavirus Hiatus: Cut Yourself Some Slack

    Week four, that seems really unbelievable. I read a great NY Times article last week about relaxing on the “To-Do List”; easing up on the need to feel productive. I couldn’t agree more. We have enough pressure and stress on ourselves right now, do we REALLY need to have our house in perfect order too? Learn a new language (I laughed out loud)? Or learn how to make puff pastry from scratch?   If those things relax you then by all means become multilingual and clean out every last closet. Some days cleaning helps me, some days I just want to binge watch TV after we’ve completed our eLearning because…

  • Week Three Corona Virus Hiatus: Let’s Move

    Alright, alright, alright… here we go, week three! How is everyone doing? Stir crazy? Hanging in? I have found that a daily (okay, almost daily) dose of exercise has been doing wonders over here. I have rounded up some great sources for workouts below… and don’t forget getting outside for a walk, run, bike ride… just please keep your distance from others! If you have ever debated getting a Peloton, now is the time! It runs around $58 a month! Even if you don’t want to invest in the bike, their streaming service is awesome. Tons of additional  content ranging from yoga to weight training to boot camp. If you…

  • Week Two Coronavirus Hiatus: Gratitude

    Okay, here we are… rolling in to week two of this thing. It will be be a lot longer, we know that. That is OKAY. We are all OKAY. I know I have spoken about gratitude a lot in the past 18 months. The shifts that happened in my life after I lost my brother… the changes in my perspective are incredibly helpful here. This is a scary time. We are scared about what the future holds for our communities, small businesses and our country as a whole. We have to remember just how lucky we are as a small little family. My family, my immediate family & extended family,…

  • Week One Coronavirus Hiatus

    OKAY. Here we go, the first full week for us on our little Coronavirus Hiatus is here. The weekend went smoothly… we are fully stocked (did you read this post?) and are staying in (please read THIS ONE). I know I have been preachy (well for weeks now?) but let me give you one little glimpse as to why. Meet my good friend, Fiona. Please read this article she wrote on being the mom of a immunocompromised son. We adore this family and knowing them has truly opened my eyes to the importance of being aware of those around you and how your minor actions can have a bigger impact on…

  • EASY Paleo Pan Cake

    We love a weekend pancake breakfast… I don’t love standing over the stove for a half hour and making my family wait to eat until my pancakes are done at the very end… know what I mean? So I thought, why can’t I just put the whole thing in the oven and make a “pan cake”- well, of course I can! The real genius of this is the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour– it makes THE BEST pancakes and waffles. I’m sure another pancake mix could work here so it’s worth a try with the method… but if you aren’t a nut free house try the Bob’s Red Mill!…

  • Baked French Toast (Gluten Free)

    This recipe all started because I felt insanely wasteful throwing away the heels of a loaf of bread (usually 4 pieces!) because no one would eat them. The end of a gluten free sandwich loaf if not like scoring the end of a French baguette after all (yes, I miss a French baguette!). So I started saving the heels in the freezer… what could I make? A baked French toast seemed perfect! Honestly, you can just buy a loaf and use that… but I am saving my heels for this recipe! This recipe is written for gluten free bread which absorbs liquid differently than traditional wheat bread, if you want…