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Leftover Spaghetti “Lasagna”

Leftover Spaghetti “Lasagna”

When we make a big batch of spaghetti and meatballs, we usually have abundant leftovers. I like to have dinner leftovers, because they make the best easy lunches and quick snacks for our toddler. However, we don’t use a microwave, and some foods are more amenable to stovetop reheating than others. Some leftovers I just […]

Vegetarian Refried Beans

Vegetarian Refried Beans

Our family makes burritos and tacos at least once a week. A large batch of refried beans provides plenty of leftovers for quick bean and cheese burritos for daily lunches. These beans were a revelation when we began making them– so incredibly delicious and rich, the first time my huband made them we ate most of […]

Lavender and Honey Gin Fizz

Lavender and Honey Gin Fizz

Last night we hosted the first of several Christmas celebrations. The evening comprised a small group of friends and family, a large piece of beef, oysters just plucked from the ocean, and delicious herbal cocktails. The cocktail, an herbal gin fizz made with lavender and honey, would be superb in warm weather but was also a lovely […]

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I'm Kelly. Writer, crafter, forager, country winemaker, cook. Mama of an awesome toddler and married to my best friend. We recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, where we're setting out to grow, make, and learn as much as we can as the future unfolds.

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