Beets for breakfast? The answer is yes!

  A couple weeks ago at On Orange, one of our favorite brunch spots in Lancaster, there was a special on the menu that caught my attention, but I had to have my “usual,” the Indian omelette. So, I bought the ingredients and whipped up this frittata inspired by that special and the results were…

Will Boomers Ever Respect (or Even Accept) Xennials & Millennials?

Respect may be pushing it. Acceptance would be a step in the right direction. As social media allows all generations of people to share their inner-most thoughts at any given time, especially in the dark lonely hours, memes and posts portray more of disconnect than a longing to connect. Some Traditionalists and Boomers born before…

Microwave Monday: And I’m okay with that

Like putting the oxygen mask on yourself first, I have long been struggling with the fact that in order to make time for myself, to exercise for example, I am going to have to cut corners elsewhere to make time. Which, as a working mom who works about 30 hours a week (better than 60…

Kale & Butternut Squash Soup

I made this simple soup to eat light and detox a bit this week before the big Thanksgiving feasts. Inspired by a beautiful bunch of kale I picked up at market and the last little butternut squash from our summer garden, this recipe is perfect for #MeatlessMonday and the cold temps that have rolled in….

Frog Pose Versus Facebook

Today I chose frog pose instead of Facebook. Normally on a Saturday morning, I’d be drinking my coffee thumbing through my newsfeed on my phone and suddenly realize an hour or so had gone by. This morning, I strained in a position that rather looks like a dead frog on the yoga studio floor thinking…

Today Women Will Grab Trump by the Ball…ots

Today is a big day in our country. A moment in history. Eight years ago, we made history. Today, we will walk #StrongerTogether in white like the suffragists before us to vote for our first female president. But this won’t be the end of it. It won’t “just be over” today. For the last eight…

Make Easy Use of the Harvest Haul with Rainbow Ratatouille

  RAINBOW RATATOUILLE Serves 6-8 This recipe is incredibly easy and customizable, perfect for using up the last of the summer harvest – and whatever you have overflowing from your garden or CSA share! Make a family movie night out of it by putting on a big pot to simmer and watching the movie “Ratatouille”…

Basic Butternut Squash & Apple Soup: 3 Ways

ONE BASIC SOUP IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS WITH 3 FALL FLAVORS TO TRY When the breeze turns crisp and autumn is in the air, nothing is better than cozying up with a warm bowl of soup and this basic recipe is simple enough for a weeknight or perfect for a Sunday supper. Pair with a…

Au Revoir Summer… More Seasonal Fun with Friends Coming Up!

My daughter is pretending to be a teacher teaching Spanish and French right now to her imaginary “campers.” I couldn’t have imagined how these experiences would have shaped her or the other other children, and especially myself. And I hope, through the language, art and crafts and recipes we’ve shared this summer, the memories and…

Losing Control & Finding Gratitude: A not-so-zen journey

I am not what you think of when you think of a yogi. I cuss too much, drink too much and sometimes eat cheese balls. I’m not “zen.” I’m a high-energy-over-achieving-perfectionist-fire-sign-pitta person. So those things are naturally kind of in opposition. Though I’m still flexible and able to do all the poses pretty perfectly, my…

3 Camps Left! Look at All the Fun We’re Having!

  Just look at all the fun we had at the first Hunting & Gathering Summer Camp! And I may be biased, but these are some of the cutest kids around too! Our first camp in May was centered around understanding the world is a bigger place than little ol’ Lancaster (this is a theme…