Better Minestrone

Minestrone soup was one of the first recipes from the early days of this blog. After forgetting about minestrone for a long time, I wanted to bring it back into rotation but with more satisfying flavor. This version has more depth of flavor and less ingredients, because, let’s be honest, not every dish on a […]

Dinner, Grilling, Uncategorized

Brined Chicken

Brining chicken before you grill it – especially on a charcoal grill – makes all the difference in the world. It makes so much of a difference that my 5 year old niece declared it the best chicken ever, and that she would eat it all herself. To her credit, she had thirds, and she […]


CAUTION: Green beer gives you a green tongue.

Also, please be aware that green beer makes you as drunk as every other kind. In the spirit of safety, here’s a friendly reminder to take a cab home this evening. As for me, I will be in the sober comfort of my own home participating in a cleanse that forbids alcohol consumption. In appreciation […]


Bliss Can Be an Heirloom Tomato

I am almost ashamed to admit that this Saturday I went to my first farmer’s market in Milwaukee. I KNOW – it’s sick and wrong. Me – the girl who grew up on my honorary aunt and uncle’s organic farm –¬†Creekside Farm – during the summer, spending Saturday mornings peddling fruits, veggies, and flowers at […]

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