Well, folks, year one of parenting is officially on the books.  And what a year it has been! I know you haven't heard from me in a while.  Sorry about that, but sometimes life really does get in the way.  It does NOT mean that I have forgotten about Where the Wild Rose Grows or... Continue Reading →

Lamb Keftedes

I love traditional ethnic dishes! They provide so much inspiration for me! Such distinct flavours, such beautifully complimentary ingredients, such diverse culinary experiences!  I love it when you can take a bite of something and it transports you to that place, when you can travel the world from your dinner plate. With the beautiful summer... Continue Reading →

Dates For Birth & Postpartum

Dates, those odd-looking, deliciously chewy and sweet little brown nuggets, have been a dietary staple of many traditional cultures for centuries and often play a significant role in their medical practices as well. And for good reason!  Dates are nutritional powerhouses jam packed with no less than 15 different minerals and at least 23 different... Continue Reading →

Balsamic Liver Lettuce Boats

Most folks I run across do not go out of their way to eat liver.  Some studiously avoid it.  I think I'm one of the few that remembers eating it growing up and can actually enjoy it as an adult. Scott and I are on opposite ends of the liver consumption spectrum.  He would rather... Continue Reading →

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Lemons and I don't get along. At all. Not even a little bit. I suppose we can tolerate being in the same room, and I do use lemon essential oil in some of my cleaning products.  But that's it! A sensitivity to citrus is more common than a lot of people might think.  That is... Continue Reading →

DIY Montessori Octahedron Mobile

I stumbled across the Montessori model of childhood education during my pregnancy.  The focus on supporting the child's learning and development by meeting him where he's at, at a given stage really appealed to me. The earliest of Montessori practices used in the life of a child is the use of mobiles.  There are different... Continue Reading →

Thyme-Crusted Lamb Chops

When you are following the autoimmune protocol, there aren't many restaurant options available to you.  Sashimi at a sushi restaurant is the only one I can think of. That gets boring (and expensive) very fast! My birthday came and went a few weeks ago, and I wanted something decadent and mouth-watering.  Scott agreed to cook... Continue Reading →

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