Avocado Cucumber Salad

I wanted to document this before I forget how I made it. I didn't actually measure anything, but this is a close estimate. It turned out bright and refreshing, with a satisfying blend of creamy and crisp. It's salty, tangy, and just a little spicy/sweet. In other words, it hits all the notes and leaves [...]

Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

I try to start every season with a new list of music, oil blends, recipes, and daily rhythm. We don't legalistically follow a schedule. So you won't find it broken down by hour. Every day is a little different, but they all follow the same general flow: Refresh, Reset, Recharge, Refocus, Recharge, Reset, Refresh, Rest. [...]

Kumquat Chutney

Kumquat Chutney

For me, kumquats bring back memories of my grandparents' backyard. They'd tell me I could pick as many as I wanted. I would walk back in through the garage (that always smelled of my grandpa's pipe tobacco) gnawing on the tart skin, juice dripping down my chin, and holding at least a handful more for [...]

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Somehow, this is the first cocktail recipe I've ever posted. How can that be? I take it as a sign of it's utter deliciousness that it inspired me to say, "This definitely should be on the blog." Give it a try and let me know if you agree... Perhaps more cocktail recipes will be posted [...]

Ready for God

“I wasn’t ready yet for church, but I was ready for God. And I’ve always believed that the ocean is one of the surest places to find Him.“- Shauna Niequist, "Cold Tangerines” . I did find my way back to church. And I’m so glad I did. At some point you must go deeper than [...]

Lead With Love

I took this picture this morning. Both of these boys had been put to sleep in their own beds. And both had found their way into ours during the wee hours. I am a firm believer in discipline, boundaries, routines, and structure. We, as human beings, need it. We actually crave it. Kids especially will [...]

The Easiest Fish Soup

Spicy. Acidic. Savory. Comforting. Herbaceous. Bright. Tart. Umami. Satisfying. Nutritious. All of those words describe this soup. It also involves very few ingredients and can be put together in under twenty minutes. It's deeply flavorful, will warm your bones, and is full of nutrients. My husband loved it. My one-year-old gobbled it up. And my [...]