Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am. Not only because I wake up to the most happy adorable baby boy ever. But in other ways too. Bear with me guys. I know its October and everyone is talking about Halloween and pumpkins and I’m here talking about peaches… but. Mom life. I get it. […]
My “kind of a big dill” pickle recipe.
This is the basic bitch pickle recipe. Super plain, super easy. No bells and whistles. Just cukes and spices and dill and vinegar. I decided to post it again because it’s been a while, and the most recent pickles I made included either beer or whiskey, so thats alienating a lotta folks who just want a […]
Maple vanilla peach jam.
And yet another recipe! Wow look at me! Mom gettin’ shit done. *flexes* So I did that blueberry peach small-batch jam, and that was good. But I have a gajillion peaches left! So I thought I’d make a bigger batch of jam this time. Typically, I don’t make large batches. I prefer smaller batches of […]
Blueberry peach small-batch jam.
Once again, it’s that glorious time of year when the second shipment of Northwest Cherry Growers fruit comes in. I usually get peaches, but one year I got nectarines and another year a mix of nectarines and peaches. Dreamy. Anyway the 18 pound box arrived and they were all so fresh I had to wait […]
Lemony bundt cake & summery cherry dessert topping.
Ahh summer. I love summer. I also love fall, more than summer, because the clothes are cuter. But I’m a summer baby born the end of July, so summer will always be my jam. Speaking of jam, I got all these cherries from Northwest Cherry Growers. And I didn’t want to make ANOTHER jam. I […]
I’m back! And bearing gifts: Cherry stout barbecue sauce.
Well, well, well. Look who’s back posting! Boy, is it nice to be back. I’m typing with a happy, babbling, sweet smelling little baby boy sitting on my lap on a beautiful day. Ready for an actual RECIPE??? Here goes… Once again this year the lovely folks at Northwest Cherry Growers sent me pounds and […]
Motherhood is new to me. I’ve only been a mom a few months. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a mom. Oh believe me. I’m a full blown, full fledged, in the trenches mom. I got through the first three months- the scary and insane newborn time- which were stressful and also awe inspiring. When […]
Three years ago today, almost at this exact time, I was busy getting married to my best friend. It’s been a wonderful, wild ride these past 15 years of being together & 18 years of knowing one another. Thank you, Jay, for being not only my best friend but the love of my life. Thank […]
I have to say that I think motherhood agrees with me. That’s why I’ve been away so long- I spend every waking minute that I’m home and not busy doing something else with my little boy. For someone who never wanted to get married or have kids, I really (and happily) failed at both of […]
Introducing our little elf, Kieran William, born December 7, 2017 at 10:31 p.m. Weighing in at 9lbs. 7oz. and measuring 21 1/2 inches long. We’re in love. Named Kieran after my great-great-grandmother, Jane Kieran, who bravely left her home in Ardee, Louth, Ireland all by herself, came to America at just 19 years old […]