Three Things, Issue Nineteen

How are those leftovers going? Turkey soup? Enchiladas? Or a straight-up, turkey/dressing/cranberry sammich? What’s your favorite? Now that Thanksgiving is in our rearview mirror, here are three things I do in the month before Christmas. SOMETHING I’M LISTENING TO: CHRISTMAS MUSIC Don’t you dare start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Just don’t. But as soon […]

Three Things, Issue Eighteen

As holidays go, Thanksgiving lives at the tippity-top of my list of favorites. There’s something so lovely about its simplicity–a day to gather our beloveds, break bread and give thanks. You know, we should do that kind of stuff more often. And although I’ve moved beyond the romantic fairy tale of the landing of the […]

Caramelized Onion And Kale Dressing

(Adapted slightly from Smitten Kitchen) 1-24 ounce round of sourdough bread 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 3 tablespoons butter, divided 3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced in half-moons Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 pound (large bundle) curly kale, center ribs and stems removed, torn into large chunks 2 garlic cloves, […]

NPR Cranberry Sauce (AKA Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish)

2 cups whole, fresh cranberries, washed 1 small onion 3/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons horseradish, from a jar   1.) Pulse cranberries and onion together in a food processor. (Leave it a bit chunky, don’t over-process. It’s not meant to be smooth.) 2.) Add sour cream, sugar and horseradish and mix […]

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

8 cups cubed, peeled sweet potato (about 3 pounds) 4 cups water 1/4 cup lemon sections (about 1 large lemon, I use a grapefruit spoon to section the fruit from the membrane) 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 3 tablespoons maple syrup (use the real stuff, not the imitation stuff) 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon […]

Three Things, Issue Seventeen

Let’s stop talking about women’s bodies. THING ONE: ME My job is bodies. I am a yoga teacher and I also work in the weight room at a gym. I’m not a personal trainer, but a “wellness coach.” I’m your pal at the gym. Your cheerleader. A friendly face when you can’t figure out how […]

Three Things, Issue Sixteen

It snowed this week. That was fun. Here’s three things I’ve been doing as I watch the snowflakes fly. SOMETHING I’M LISTENING TO: DIRTWIRE You always remember your first time. Mine was in the auditorium of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. I was ten. Both my mom and dad were there. It was life-changing. […]

Smoky Pumpkin Soup

SMOKY PUMPKIN SOUP (Recipe adapted slightly from The Spectator via Steve Kidd.) 1 smallish pumpkin, ideally a medium-sized munchkin pumpkin (I used a sugar pumpkin.) 4-8 rashers of smoky streaky bacon 4 cloves garlic 1 onion 5 carrots 1 TB. smoked paprika 1 tsp. chilli flakes 1/2 tsp. dried sage 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 850ml […]