Posts Tagged ‘winter’


I wanted to share a simple meal we had this week. Though this general type of meal is pretty typical for us, I particularly enjoyed this one. We prepared extra of everything, which means dinner is ready to heat for another night this week.


Black eyed peas cook relatively quickly (about 1 hour or less) and don’t need to be soaked ahead of time. I think they would make a great burrito filling substitute, for the usual pintos or black beans.


We recently discovered that baking yams with the lid ON the bake dish results in a perfectly moist, amazingly soft yam every time. It also makes cleanup super easy, as the sugars remain liquid and don’t cook to the pan.


This time of year (every time of year?) I can’t seem to get enough kale. I prefer to eat kale raw and usually massage it in olive oil (wash and chop your kale, drizzle with oil and then (with very clean hands) “massage”  (squeeze) the greens). The color will deepen quite a bit, and it’s a great way to soften tougher greens and infuse them with quality raw oils. I then added a full bunch of cilantro, and drizzled homemade vinaigrette on mine as well (chopped garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and tamari).


We covered a couple sprouted corn tortillas with some beans and yam, and topped them with avocado and a generous sprinkling of dulse. I felt like the combination of foods, flavors, textures and colors created the perfect balance. My body felt so content and nourished by this meal.

I’m curious, what are some of your favorite meals to cook at home? Anything stand out lately?

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little winter garden

Treats for the bees and treats for us.

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This is a favorite in our house. This hemp silk blend fabric is luxuriously soft and quite substantial. Pure and simple. It is undyed, unbleached and goes with everything. The textured cream and earthy beige herringbone weave is sophisticated, yet neutral and friendly. It is warm and touchable. Very rarely do you find a fabric of such fine quality.

We think it’s perfect for winter, so we thought we would re-introduce you : )

Available in the shop. Expect to see it come forth in new forms, very soon.

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I have been busy busy completing an order for a store in New York. If any of you are near Hudson, in upstate New York, visit KOSA! You will find a nice selection of infusion bags in some great fall/winter colors. And, it just so happens that this store is just a few hops south of where my mom grew up. I still have a few relatives up there (everyone else came out west!). I am hoping they will visit and even take some photos for me… (yes, this is a hint Mark and Colleen : )

I wish the lighting had been better as I did have fun photographing this, but not as much fun editing the images. They seem a bit muddy, to me. We have a big tropical storm making it’s way here. Balmy, cloudy, rainy and with wind to come. I’m getting off topic though…

Throughout the week I will be posting new items in my shop, including some new Pintucked bags, if all goes well.

(PS For those of you who have been patiently waiting, yes there WILL be a choosing of the name for this bag. I promise!)

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