Spring into Summer Knits

I just finished my last winter/spring knit for my daughter and have already got a few projects in mind for the spring and summer. I went to my local yarn shop here in Syracuse last week, and picked up these bright colors for my daughters knits and this beautiful white to make the Backyard top…

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Bread boxes for the modern kitchen

Bread baking much like pie crust has always been pretty intimidating to me. I consider myself to be a pretty good baker, with the occasional total disaster, but when it comes to making a starter and my own bread it’s so scientific it makes me nervous. For Christmas I was gifted “Artisan Sourdough Made Simple”…

Kitchen renovation phase 2

I love to cook, bake, and entertain, and so the kitchen is naturally the place I spend a lot of my time. I’ve always dreamed of a big beautiful kitchen with lots of counter and storage space, though who doesn’t want that.  After looking at 40 or so houses, I realized I was not going…

Going vegan

For most of my life I’ve been pretty picky and easily grossed out when it came to meat , but I ate it on and off for the first 30 years of my life. When I had my son in 2015, I for the first time had to think about how what I was putting…

Vegan Polenta Pizza

I’ve been mostly vegan (100% vegetarian) for about 3 years now, and when I first made the transition I  relied heavily on other vegans to figure out how to cook again. For New Years I had intended to get to the store to make a fancy dinner, but with two little kids it just didn’t…

Extra living room seating

We’ve talked about getting extra seating for our living room for years now, and still haven’t pulled the plug. Part of it is settling on a chair that we both love, and the other part is the fact that we will probably be moving in the next year, and it makes sense to wait until…