When a recovering journalist/writer turned nutritionist goes book shopping

Last week my partner and I had discovered a new used bookstore locally, and found ourselves in a toyland. We're obsessed with anything that has pages sandwiched between two decorative flaps. It's the same every time: My partner immediately finds himself tugged toward the art or graphic novel section, and I toward the self-help, crafts [...]

Going unplugged

On this day, National Day of Unplugging, the irony is not lost on me that I post this blog on a day that if you were truly observing this much-needed holiday, you would not be reading it. So, shame on you. You disgrace yourself and this holiday with your device tethered to you like an [...]

Desert gardening: Miracles do happen!

As I had mentioned in an earlier post, my partner and I have taken to gardening out here in Arizona. It took eight days and a night for these little beauties to emerge. *chokes back verklempt sigh of pride.*  They began reaching for the sky right after a substantial rainfall this past weekend, that is [...]

Impromptu hummus recipe

When you eat as much hummus as we do in our house, the concept of making our own began to look more and more attractive to me. We use hummus on our tortilla wraps, as a dip for veggies, and even whip it in with a little salad dressing for some added protein. It was [...]

Desert gardening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPxKO6JgHbI It's spring! Well, at least it's starting to feel a lot like it here in Arizona. We've had an unseasonably warm winter thus far. And so, my partner and I have decided to FINALLY break open the boxes of raised beds I had bought several years ago, shovel out some of our compost dirt [...]