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Beer party

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

We offered a party at J’s school auction–a 7-course beer tasting modeled after one we attended last year. Last weekend we hosted 18 here for the event. The beer and the pairings were delicious, but the group who bought into the party and joined us was the secret sauce–a great group and a fun and yummy night.

J’s Kale Salad

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Jonah regularly makes us a massaged kale salad he learned to make in the school garden. Lilah volunteers as a taster.

Friends over

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Some fun occasions with friends–from NYE, to dinner with pals, to Lee’s birthday and prepping for the Women’s March–below are some snaps of recent gatherings here. We are just learning how to set-up for groups — kids downstairs and sit-down dinners for adults; dance parties and delicious food; creative spaces. We want our kids to grow up knowing the warmth of community in this house. We’re just figuring out how to do it, but we’re having a good time finding our way…

Experiments in fire and food…

Friday, October 21st, 2016

We’ve been bent on teaching Jonah some life skills. First Lee taught Jonah how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Then I taught him how to scramble an egg. The future looks bright, and delicious.


Friday, May 6th, 2016

Small sweet Seder with family and friends. Homemade Haggadah, homemade pizza with cauliflower and potato crusts, a Seder plate with Lego representations, and many other delights. We missed cousin JJ who was home with the stomach bug. Jonah was bummed to not have his cousin/bestie there with him. All else was lovely…


Sunday, December 27th, 2015

To celebrate Lee’s new job we introduced Jonah to fondue. It was fon-tastic. We made all the dipping sauces from my youth. It was nostalgic and fun and filling.




Thanksgiving 2015

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

My mom sneak-attacked her corn husk people on us.


Night-before homemade dashi broth miso with soba noodles and poached egg.


The table…


When you don’t own napkin rings…


the kids make them!


Lee’s Turkey roasting notes.


Cuddling a sick baby at the table.


My guys, across the table.


The crew sitting down…


Dessert before it went in the oven.


Movie time.


Jonah and Lee put these in a bowl and everyone had to pull one out and talk about what each word meant to them on Thanksgiving.


Roasted root veggies


After dinner cuddle

Dinner, while mom is away…

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

To simplify life while I was traveling, and because the weather permitted, Lee fed the kids on the deck. Less clean-up for Lee, fun change of scenery for Lilah and Jonah. Everyone wins.


I’m obsessed with bars.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I used to drink in them. Now I make them. I like the idea of making some snack food to keep around. Yea, I could buy them but this is far cheaper and less packaging and I actually know what goes into them. These were simple, 4 ingredient (I added dark chocolate), no cook bars. Great afternoon snack or quick pick-me-up. >Recipe<


All in a day…

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Top left: breast milk on my leg
Top right: avocado kisses on my shoulder
Bottom left & right: prunes & oatmeal + pear bits on my chest