Some Stuff About Some Things

There’s a lot going on, and while I really want to write, it’s hard to come up with a unified concept. So here are a handful of thoughts and recent developments that are not at all unified. Baguette had a … Continue reading

Summer in Santa Barbara

I wish we could spend the whole summer in Santa Barbara, but I really can’t complain about having a week there. While Kauai is our top vacation spot, it’s a little out of our reach right now. Three plane tickets … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Ramen

Bring two cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Open a packet of ramen noodles. Throw away the flavor packet. Boil the noodles for three minutes. Add a handful of rinsed spinach leaves, a splash of soy sauce, a splash … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Strawberry Spinach Salad

I went to the farmers’ market on Sunday morning and found some unbelievable strawberries and fresh spinach. My first thought was “Smoothies!” But then I came up with another option. The big question was dressing. We don’t eat a lot … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Maple and Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pancakes

We bought a giant thing of Bisquick at Costco, because Baguette was loving pancakes and we weren’t loving the frozen ones. I know, Bisquick doesn’t really save time. Except that yes, it does. So I’m using it (after all, we … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Fake Minestrone

What is fake minestrone? Well, for starters, it’s not made from scratch. I like soup, but I don’t like canned soup. So I try to make my own, but I don’t always have time to make it from scratch. In … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Stone Soup

Remember the story of “Stone Soup“? I’ve always been a little conflicted about that story. Sure, the villagers were miserly with their food stores. So you can read it as the story of how a traveler convinced them to open … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Farro and Yogurt Parfait

I bought a bag of 10-minute farro at Trader Joe’s. Preparing it is super easy: You boil it for 10 minutes, and drain. That is all. And then you have a big bowl of farro, which you can use in … Continue reading