Maine Summer Sangria

We had friends over for dinner the other night. It was hot and humid, I put goat-curry to simmer on the outdoor stove and let peachy-thyme galettes set on the table – under a napkin to keep the bugs away. For drinks, I made fresh lemonade with blueberries and peaches for the kids and chilled…

My Whole 30 Experience

I did it! I completed a Whole 30 two days before jumping into Lent! And wow. It was a pretty incredible experience. I loved Whole 30. I loved it so much, I’m already planning a May or June repeat…and possibly September. It was a great experience! So what exactly did I love about it? I…

Washing Dishes..

We have piles of dishes to clean today…mostly canning jars that just need an extra scrub to get the dust out before they’re used for canning. But it’s been a busy week (again! Oh-my-goodness August is an insane month for us this year!) Dishes are not my favorite chore. I grew up with a dishwasher,…

Saint Elijah’s Cake

Baking on July days is a bit exhausting. Even using the outdoor stove, it’s hot work. So I need a pretty good reason, or an abnormally cool day, to even attempt it. The feast of St. Elijah is a really good reason. Bringer of thunderstorms, patron of my wild, changeling, little boy – I covet…

Kitchen Magic

Our yurt is 24′ in diameter, which means it is about 450ish square feet altogether. But yurts are so expansive inside, the dome is about 11′ high and if it isn’t divided up into rooms with walls and doorways, the space feels bigger than it is. When I’m cooking at the stove, it feels like…