vegetarian. mama. love to cook, read, knit, take pictures and make things.

storing greens

The Texas growing seasons support your new year’s food goals! There are green things all over the farmer’s market and if you partake in a CSA, your box is probably overflowing with everything from collards to kale to arugula. The only downside to this green wonder is storing it all! For that, a couple of […]


winter cooking

This is a great little cookbook for winter cooking. It is basically my December CSA box. Vegetable-focused sides, salads, mains, and even breakfasts to use up those collards, sweet potatoes, and root veggies. Eat Your Books hasn’t indexed it yet, so a quick list of some of my favorites: Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits Pecan Sweet […]


break begins

One of the most glorious things about homeschooling is that we get to set our own schedules. 15yo schools year-round but we take a break from some of her heavier academic load in the summers and during our long fall/winter break. So… lots more kitchen time and family time and general downtime for a bit.


CSA box – October

We are firmly planted in between seasons here in Austin so thought I would make a quick list of what was in this weekend’s CSA pickup: beets summer squash bok choy dandelion greens sweet potato cucumber okra peppers eggplant Brewing up a meal plan to get us through the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.


tamales today

I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for the banana leaf wrapped tamales that I grew up on and they will ALWAYS be my favorite, but… these are so ridiculously easy to make!! Crossing fingers they taste good and that Ingot the masa texture right.