Garlic + Herb Challah with Sundried Tomatoes //

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, [...]

The Halloween Card

{The photo above is from Halloween when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was Pocahontas, my brother was Rocky (which explains the amazing black eye). I tried to copy him and do a peace sign, but I guess I only managed to get one finger up.} It’s interesting how the smallest moments can [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

This afternoon (Thanksgiving eve), my heart grew eagerly giddy as I anticipated the arrival of my soon-to-be-sister, Joy, who came to stay at my cozy home for the Thanksgiving festivities. From the card I received in the mail from my sweet mama to the leaves on my tree of gratitude, I found myself surrounded by [...]

Day 6: I am thankful for my crockpot.

My red crockpot has slow-cooked many marvelous meals, filled with flavor, on the days that I needed to work hard and come home to a delicious dinner that was ready to be devoured. I'm not picky about most foods, but my entire life, I have always been pretty selective when it comes to chili. You [...]