Giveaway: Kansha Cookbook

Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions by Elizabeth AndohDescription from Amazon:The celebration of Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with kansha—appreciation—an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and . . .


Burned Spoons

These would make great one-of-a-kind gifts! $25 each hand drawn with burning pens at Burned Furniture Etsy Store. Artist also takes custom orders.


Easy Knit Scarfette With Flower Pattern

I started knitting when I was 8 months pregnant with Andrew, my belly was so big that there wasn’t much I could do comfortably other than lounge on the couch watching television and short craft projects that didn’t involve noxious glue. The belly made a perfect “table” for knitting and propping of the elbows for good ergonomics. As you know, …


Kenmore Entertainment

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kenmore. My in-laws, “Mimi” and “Papa” came to visit last week. They’re all the way from bitter-cold Buffalo, New York to come visit us in 80-degree perfect Florida fall. Of course, they’re not here for the weather, they were here for only one thing: to see the grand kids. Normally, while the …


Cargo Bike

I could fit both of my kids AND groceries for the week in this! See other cool cargo bikes.


Giveaway: Food Heroes

Food Heroes 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Traditions book by friend and fellow blogger, Georgia Pellegrini!In Food Heroes, Georgia Pellegrini introduces readers to the lively stories of artisanal food devotees such as New York mushroom forager Marion Burroughs, French fig collector Francis Honore, fish missionary Jon Rowley in Washington State, and Ugo . . .


Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Here’s a collection of some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday! Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Easy Cheesy Poofy Puffs! (Pate a Choux) with Mushroom Pate Green Beans with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts Chanterelle, Plum and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto Recipe …