Last weekend I visited Carolina Lavender Farm, a cool place not that far from my house. (Check out their Facebook page!) I went there with a few friends from a local herbal group where we met up with the lovely Su. She gave us the grand tour, showing off her and her husband's gorgeous fields … Continue reading How to make delicious Cranberry Lavender Punch
A couple years back, my doctor informed me my blood pressure is a little high. This wouldn't be the first time I've been told this. "I was stressed today", "I got lost and that is probably why", "My cat ran away". Oh I had plenty of excuses! However, I have been watching my sodium intake. … Continue reading How to make Sparkling Hibiscus Mint Tea!
LOVE everything Japanese. We even have one of those little folding lacquer-looking dining tables that fold and slides under our couch (inexpensive at Asian markets!). Something about sitting on the floor to eat seems so grounding and peaceful. 🙂 My son, Taliesin, has been eating with chopsticks since he was two, and I've made sushi … Continue reading Let’s make Dashi!
Before it gets too hot down here in NC I love doing as much as possible outdoors, whether hangin' on the deck or heading to the mountains with a picnic! Picnic sandwiches are easy and fun. Being out in nature I tend to gravitate towards vegetarian sandwiches for some reason, though not always. Here are … Continue reading Pepper Mozzarella Picnic Sandwiches
As much as I love my comfort food, springtime brings out a lightness to my cooking that I really don't think about in the 'cold' of winter (I don't consider southern NC to be cold, being from Cleveland, OH!). After a hibernation of meat and bean chili, pasta, and nice hot blended soups, I made … Continue reading Spring Time – Spring Rolls!