Time to launch

Posted on | December 6, 2010 | 369 Comments

Well, I finally carved out the time needed to rebuild the new blog that I horked over the summer. I still have recipes and garden tips to pull from here to there, but I’ll do that over time.

I hope you’ll pop over and say hello at Kitchen Garden Table!

Boo hoo

Posted on | September 12, 2010 | 226 Comments

Well, I had my new project ready to launch and decided to do a few more tweaks and it disappeared. I have no clue what happened and even less of a clue how to fix it. Back to the drawing board, apparently.

New project

Posted on | July 13, 2010 | 522 Comments

Helloooo? Is anybody here?

Wow, I have really missed this space on the web. Missed the ongoing conversation about food and life and gardens and kids and self. Work was super busy over the winter and spring, but has stalled out the past couple of months. Meanwhile, I’m putting extra energy into some volunteer projects that have added a whole new layer of Yes, Indeedy to my world.

I discovered so much about myself in the last year and I want to tell you all about it. One of the biggest things I learned is that it’s good for me to feed my passions with action. It doesn’t matter so much if I’m not getting paid to do every single thing I spend time on, because pay comes in so many forms. However, I’m ready to make more of this food and garden thing into my living.

Towards that end, I’m in the process of pulling the recipes and garden posts off of this blog to put on a new online project that I’ll be launching in the next couple of weeks. If you’re still here, be a sweetheart and drop a comment in this post to let me know you’re still around. If you want to be notified when the new project pushes live, leave your email address and I’ll let you know. One more thing if you wouldn’t mind: tell me what you enjoy most about this blog and tell me if there’s anything that doesn’t work for you.

Thanks so much, and see you soon!

xok

Taking a hiatus

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | 246 Comments

I know posting has been spotty the last few months. Work is super busy, which is a wonderful thing. I’m so grateful for the work right now. I’m also itching like mad to do some writing for me and I’ll sit down to do it, thinking about my novel and thinking about this blog and end up frozen in front of the keyboard unable to choose.

Well, I need to choose and I’m going with novel for a while. I’m going to keep the blog up because I still see a lot of hits for some of the recipes and I like knowing folks might land on them and have an enjoyable meal for the effort. At the moment, I don’t feel like I have anything much to add to the story here. I’m so grateful for the connections and friendships this blog has brought to my life. It doesn’t feel right to say goodbye, so for now I’m going to say see you soon. I’ll just be over here working and getting that story out. Wish me luck and much love to you all.

Homemade pasta on a Sunday afternoon

Posted on | October 16, 2009 | 345 Comments

OK, so it was TWO Sundays ago. Things have been busy around here. I’m working my hind end to a pancake sitting in this here chair, typing-typing-typing and trying to find just the right words. Work is good. Very good. Yay, work!

But so yeah… two Sundays ago this happened:

kneading

Lila had to be in on the fun. She’s fast with her little hands.

machine

and she’s an excellent pasta machine technician.

folded

but then she went to play at the neighbor’s and I got to fold and slice the Tagliatele.

noodles

and foolishly piled the nearly two pounds of noodles all in one giant lump, then had to toss them so they wouldn’t stick together while the water came to a boil. The noodles stretched and twisted and became a big mass of awkward.

plated

That tasted like heaven anyway. Most delicious noodles I have ever eaten. Ever.

Note to self: buy some studio lights, fer feck sake. Enough with the yellow-glowing food shots. Jeeze.

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