On my way to enjoying saying “No.”

First: An unrelated anecdote. Every day after school I have to remind the big kid to stop pretend-battling his imaginary Pokémon and start doing his reading. Today: the little kid declared, "When I'm in Kindergarten and first and second and third grade, I'm going to do my reading right away. You will only have to … Continue reading On my way to enjoying saying “No.”

It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.

I'm just going to start with the recipe at the top so WordPress doesn't tease my blog with a triggering photo of my creepy basement. I think the last post's teaser photo was enough to make everyone bite down on their pillows and scream. Sorry about that. To make up for that, here's a picture … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.

Keep calm and eat more green tomatoes

⚡️⚡️ I'm not going to pretend to know the motivation behind blasting all our phones with a test of the emergency alert system, other than to triangulate all of our locations at once in a given moment. And I'm truly sorry if you don't like social/political commentary along with your recipes and mommy anecdotes. It … Continue reading Keep calm and eat more green tomatoes

Smashing the patriarchy AND food waste

Listen, I can’t rage about the bloviator-in-chief and his supporters every day; it's exhausting. But I can smash the Monday blahs with a little cheap “what do we even have in the fridge?” dinner. Here’s some "dirty paleo" chicken salad I made with leftover chicken legs, nearly-ready-to-be-tossed grapes, almost-bad-but-not-quite-bad sweet bell peppers, a single dill … Continue reading Smashing the patriarchy AND food waste