mornings

Mornings aren’t always slow and often not simple. Sometimes they’re about waking when it’s still dark and stepping out into the early light without breakfast en route to work. Sometimes the alarm is… Continue reading

my lately

New blog header | I’m spring-cleaning without the spring. Bringing the outdoors in | Winterberry grows in abundance outside my apartment. The crimson berries are a welcome surge of colour against January’s muted… Continue reading

sunday slowly

One cannot live on chocolate chip cookies alone. Which is terribly inconvenient. It’s also the reason I’m leaving the apartment today (with Number Four as chaperone) to walk two blocks to the nearest… Continue reading

bits | pieces

Happy weekending, friends. I’m determined to venture out of the burrow for the first time since Christmas eve. Something short and sweet, I think. My healing has turned a corner these past couple… Continue reading

tea and oranges

I stepped into the apartment entryway to check our mailbox this afternoon. The wind penetrated the slight gap between outer door and floor; the porcelain tile ice-cold beneath my feet. This has been… Continue reading

crisp and chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

It’s cold, and getting colder! Being temporarily house-bound, I don’t actually miss battling winter weather. I crave a walk, deep in the woods something fierce, but getting there is another story. The thought… Continue reading

1.5.15

It’s well and truly the new year. I know there are some who wipe clean all traces of Christmas within days of the holiday ending. But I haven’t even dismantled the Wee Tree… Continue reading

goodbye, 2014

I hadn’t planned a departure from these pages. And indeed, I’m happy to be back. The days leading up to Christmas were as busy for me as they were for so many of… Continue reading

my lately

I’ve thought a lot about baking lately, but not doing. A lot about writing, but not making the time. A lot about friends, but not connecting. A lot about disappointment, but not overcoming.… Continue reading

warming the day: beef stew

Beef stew is just a hands-down, satisfying winter meal. Like soup, stew has everything you need in a single bowl. It economizes on all fronts! And if you want to splash out, tip… Continue reading

sunday slowly | gluten-free gingerbread cranberry muffins

It’s been an at-home day, a time to burrow. Even the sunshine hasn’t lured me outside, which is unusual. The vestiges of this cold are lingering, so I’ve wanted nothing more than to… Continue reading

wee tree

There have been years of trips to the tree farm, with a wagon ride across snowy fields to cut a Christmas tree, then hot chocolate around a bonfire. There were trees cut down… Continue reading

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