I love vegetable gardening. For a long time that was about the only type of gardening I enjoyed. Flowers can be high maintenance, and I’m just not into high maintenance things! I tend to kill them despite all good intentions to the contrary. However, when we moved to Rochester, I inherited some flower beds in this beautiful place we call home, and [Read more…] about The Black Thumb Is No More!
Since moving to Rochester, I have the longest commute that I’ve ever had. It’s typically about 30 minutes in the morning, sometimes a little bit longer at night or in the winter. If it snows, I can plan on anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. Having always had ridiculously short drives to work, I’ve never had the question of what to do while going to work – listening to KLOVE or a good classical station for 5 to 15 minutes is a no-brainer. However, with a longer drive on my hands now, I quickly wanted a little bit more out of my drive to and from the office each day. What to do? [Read more…] about Books on the Go
I’ll always remember the first time I laid eyes on that sign. It was a cold January evening, and I happened to be taking an alternate route home from work to avoid some kind of traffic backup. As I drove along Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester, it was dark and snowing a little bit. I was tired, teary-eyed, missing a place that felt like home, missing a friend… just plain homesick. Rochester wasn’t home yet, as kind as everyone was. [Read more…] about Hope Lifts Our Hearts
We made a pretty drastic change to the way we (Brian and I, not Josh) eat late last fall, and I thought maybe I would post a little update on how that’s going. We adopted a ketogenic way of eating, although for Brian it’s more of a low carb thing at this point.
So far, we’ve found plenty of healthy and flavorful recipes to keep things interesting. [Read more…] about Still Kinda Keto
This weekend, I had the chance to spend some time at a local pregnancy care center, CompassCare. My friend and I were there to go on a tour of their new facilities, and get some information on their annual fundraising event, Walk for Life.
I loved seeing their exam rooms (huge, beautiful, full of light), and hearing about their mission. [Read more…] about An Act of Grace
This isn’t a food blog, it’s more of a whatever-we-feel-like-writing-about blog, but today it’s about food! Each Sunday, we have a group of hungry college students in our home for post-sermon application discussion and lunch. We have a fantastic food coordinator who loves students and loves to make sure they are well fed – she makes sure that someone makes lunch each week, and every 4th week that person is me!
Cooking for a crowd isn’t necessarily my forte, but this year I found something that seems to be a hit every time I make it. Slider sandwiches are a pretty big deal, apparently! I never have leftovers when I make them, and usually hear things like “oh man, those were delicious, I love those things”, which is music to my ears! [Read more…] about The Crowdpleasers!