Vegan Succotash Chowder

Some ideas for recipes just come to me on a whim, like when I’m on a run. That’s how the idea for this chowder developed.  Succotash was one of those vegetable side dishes I grew up with that I had to learn to love, but once I did, it became a comfort food. Nostalgia canContinue reading “Vegan Succotash Chowder”

The Spice and Tea Exchange: Williamsburg

A Review My older daughter and I took a trip to Williamsburg to do some holiday shopping. Since we were in town, we had to make our mandatory visit to the Cheese Shop in Merchant’s Square. (Don’t worry. I didn’t suddenly decide to take up dairy again. They sell more than cheese!) As we enjoyedContinue reading “The Spice and Tea Exchange: Williamsburg”

There’s a Butter Dish for That!

The magic of cleaning up leftovers “I’ve got a butter dish for that!” your auntie exclaims as you assemble in the kitchen with the rest of the family who are courageous enough to help clean up this year’s colossal holiday family feast.  At this point in my life, there’s still an older grown-up at aContinue reading “There’s a Butter Dish for That!”

Pizza and Beer of Richmond (Hanover): Vegan Restaurant Review

After a long day of work for me on a Saturday, and with nothing to cook that made the omnivores in my life happy, we decided to venture out for dinner. My daughter had a craving for Mexican food, but I had another idea. I’d heard from vegan and non-vegan friends that PBR Richmond isContinue reading “Pizza and Beer of Richmond (Hanover): Vegan Restaurant Review”

The Power of Food

Our food choices are certainly a big part of how we identify as humans. Food can reflect our culture, our religion, and even our political leanings. Food can prove elusive when it’s not affordable or accessible. Food, or lack thereof, can cause disease. In extreme cases of food allergies, food can cause death. Beliefs aboutContinue reading “The Power of Food”

Gardening in 2020: Sustainability is Chic Again!

Who is experiencing anxiety when going grocery shopping right now? I’m definitely in this camp! Surveying empty shelves is panic inducing. Who has lots of time on their hands at home right now? Yup. I’m in that camp, too. So what CAN you control? You can create your own food source. That’s right. It’s aContinue reading “Gardening in 2020: Sustainability is Chic Again!”