Friday, August 1, 2014


here's some of what i'm listening to
while i'm walking/slash/running

what are you listening to?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

camping trip

turns out,
camping with 22 teenagers is
so. much. fun.

if these student council kids
maintain their government roles,
we are in good {and hilarious} hands.

big thanks to melissa stephenson,
the new student council advisor,
for making this trip happen!

after we got home, marian said,
"having you there 
wasn't as bad as i thought it would be."
love you too, honey.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

blueberry lemon skillet cake

original recipe is here.
below is my adapted version.

2 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of sugar
zest and juice from 1 lemon {or 2}
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
3/4 cup coconut oil
2 cups berries

put cast iron skillet in oven.  preheat oven to 400°

in large bowl combine: 
flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, lemon zest.

in smaller bowl combine: 
eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, lemon juice. 

remove cast iron from oven.
melt coconut oil in hot skillet, swirl to coat. 

pour wet ingredients (including melted coconut oil)
into dry ingredients and gently fold.
when almost combined, fold in berries. 

pour batter into skillet and place in oven. 
bake for 30-40 minutes
or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean. 
remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 5-10 minutes. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

so summer

a shot of ned with his good friends, 
mateo & lucas, at the river today.

for the next 3 days, i'll be a chaperone
for marian's student council retreat.

wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

earthly delights csa week 9

our share
magic garlic*
*makes your dreams come true!
green beans*
*yay!  green bean tacos: find the recipe ◄HERE
summer squash
weeds: amaranth &  lamb's quarters
chocolate mint
walla walla onion

Saturday, July 19, 2014

happy birthday, mom! {a few days late}

my mom's birthday was wednesday the 16th
and, no i didn't forget...

i've been searching everywhere
for this picture of her
{just found it!}
which i used to make this
a long, long time ago.
{when i was in college}

i love you so much, mom.
happy birthday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

flashing back

i'm feeling a little spooked.
in a good way.
i was searching for a video of sugar magnolia
to go along with ned's tie-dye for yesterday's post,
and i found these 3 shows that i saw long ago
at alpine valley in east troy, wisconsin.
it was amazing enough to find all three shows,
and then i looked at the date...

25 years ago today
{look for me in the crowd}
note: this video switches at 35:00 to the show on the 19th,
then switches back.

25 years ago tomorrow

25 years ago saturday

p.s. i just have to mention,
part of what makes this so mind-blowing,
is that when i made my way down
to section 1, row RR,
there was someone sitting in seat 121.
in 5 years, he would be emily's dad.

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