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Savory Apricot Lettuce Wraps

Savory Apricot Lettuce Wraps

It’s hot. I think the whole country can agree, it’s ridiculously hot this summer. Beyond feeling cranky and lethargic, this weather makes me really, really not want to cook. Or spend time in the kitchen. Or do anything that might raise my body temp above […]

Kitchen Scrap Garden: Growing Pineapple

Kitchen Scrap Garden: Growing Pineapple

Pineapple plants are one of my favorite plants to grow! Be warned, however, growing a pineapple plant can take time. A replanted pineapple will take a minimum of two years before it begins to flower and fruit. Once it does, you’ll be blessed with delicious […]

Create Without Restraint: How To Be Creative Everyday

Create Without Restraint: How To Be Creative Everyday

I have a confession to make: Sometimes I feel guilty for being creative. Despite growing up in an artistic household, and even having a career in the arts, sometimes I feel like I’m wasting time by working on a creative project if there is no […]

Hush • Hush

Hush • Hush

Hush • Hush was the first pattern I ever designed. I had just learned to knit a year before, and I took to it like gangbusters! Knitting regular old patterns just wasn’t enough — I was itching to make my own stuff. So when the […]

Cherry Chia Pudding

Cherry Chia Pudding

Guys, it’s cherry season!!! I could eat fresh cherries by the bushel, despite the fact that the seeds kind of gross me out and make me think of that scene from The Witches of Eastwick that scarred my childhood (I won’t post a clip because, […]

Bespoke Knitted Coat Pattern

Bespoke Knitted Coat Pattern

Originally published in Interweave Press’s No Sheep for You (out of print, but sometimes you can still find old copies on Amazon), the Bespoke jacket may seem like an intense pattern. But don’t let the seemingly complicated half-linen stitch fool you. This is a fairly […]

Making: Sheet Yarn Basket

Making: Sheet Yarn Basket

The intention was to make a knitting basket for myself. You know, something to keep the balls of yarn safety out of reach from the cats (since I recently woke up to find an entire skein wrapped around the legs of the coffee table). I […]

Radish and Celery Salad

Radish and Celery Salad

Radish season just might be my favorite produce season! The air is cool and fresh, everything is blooming and blossoming and ripe! And radishes are poking their little red faces up from the dirt! There is nothing better than digging up a bright, round little […]

Making: Reusable Food Wraps

Making: Reusable Food Wraps

I’m currently reading Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The book is about the black market that arises after aliens have briefly arrived and left Earth, leaving a mess of artifacts and junk, which the characters in the book seek out and illegally sell. […]

Vegan Corn Relish Bread

Vegan Corn Relish Bread

I come from a long line of homesteaders. My parents always built everything from scratch, grew all of our food, and many late summers of my youth growing up in South Dakota were spent next to a pot of boiling water, stocked with mason jars, […]