Quarantine cooking is a strange beast. I feel like I’ve made somewhere just short of one million meals, and I may not be too far off in my guesstimate. All of the sudden all of my family is around. All of the time. And hungry. All of the time. I’m trying to figure out new and flavorful dishes to serve that won’t take up all of my time or call for ingredients that I can’t find. Yet, it’s actually a great time for learning new techniques and trying new recipes. I’ve done a deep dive into my collection of cookbooks. These five cookbooks are the five cookbooks that I am spending lots and lots of time with these days.…
Quarantine. Social Distancing. Covid-19. All words I would be 100% happy to NEVER hear again. But here we are. And I personally don’t think this is going to be truly “over” anytime soon. As we are all facing great stress, both at home and at work, I have chosen to focus on welcome distractions. Like my Sourdough Starter. Turns out it has had some great lessons to teach.…
As most of you know we are both Emergency Physicians. And right now we’re a little preoccupied with this crazy little virus called COVID-19 (Coronovirus ). It’s time to hunker down in your house and cook all of those great foods you’d been wanting to make! But things are changing rapidly and many people have asked how to help.…
It’s Friday and I am HERE for it. It’s been a long week around here and I’m ready for some good food, great weather (60 in Minneapolis!!), and lots of time outside. I’m sure I’ll find myself in the kitchen at some point, of course. Today I’m sharing a few things I’ve been loving lately – from interesting articles, things we all need to know, and some fun stuff for living. Happy Friday, y’all!
A Few Good Reads
Wednesday was the start of Lent, where many people often choose something to “give up” for the 40 days leading up to Easter. I loved this idea of 40 days of giving instead.
I’ve long been fascinated with mountaineering (I blame Jon Krakauer and his 1997 book Into Thin Air) and this article is fascinating.
How UltraMarathoners Are Pushing The Human Body Beyond All Limits. These athletes are just amazing.
I read this article simply because of the title and it’s delightful: My Ex-Boyfriend’s New Girlfriend is Lady Gaga.
It’s hard to ignore the biggest story in the news right now: COVID-19. As mamas and doctors, we are in the thick of it all. Here’s a great, deep dive from earlier this week with what you need to know about the coronavirus. Spoiler: Wash your hands. Don’t hoard masks. Don’t panic.
This & That
I’m not much of a makeup girl but I do love skin care products. I’ve long been a big fan of Beauty Counter’s cleansing balm, but I’ve heard great things about this balm. It’s got clean ingredients and the price can’t be beat. Anyone tried it?
Are you a podcast fan? This episode of the Tim Ferris show featuring legendary card magician Richard Turner is absolutely fascinating. And when you’re done, check out this documentary for more of the magic.
I’m LOVING the return of the midi skirt this spring. They are so fun! Dress them up with a sweater or down with a knotted tee and sneakers. I picked up a cute one at a little shop in Napa that I can’t wait to wear all spring. I’m also eyeing this little number.
Recipes To Try
I’ve got a few days off from work and I’m ready to get into the kitchen and try a few new things. Here’s what I’m hoping to make:
Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli!
Cheddar Scallion English Muffin Bread
Pineapple Upside Down Cornmeal Cake
Well friends, that’s it for this week. I’m off to brave Costco. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful weekend. We will be back on Tuesday with another new recipe. Until then…
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! The stores are filled with flowers, heart shaped candies, and bottles of bubbly. Like many holidays, it’s festive and fun. It can also be really overwhelming and expensive. if you’re looking to celebrate the love in your life without the crowds or without breaking the bank, we have got you covered. Today we’re talking Recipes for a Home Cooked Valentine’s Date.
Despite the commercialized pressures to make Valentine’s Day over the top, a great date night meal (and a great Valentine’s Date Night!) does not have to be overwhelmingly complicated. Our collection of Recipes for a Home Cooked Valentine’s Date feature simple, flavorful foods that are easy to prepare but will absolutely impress your loved one.…
The New Year – and a new decade! – has arrived and the internet is abuzz with resolutions, goal setting strategies, and a heightened energy about what we can all accomplish in the next 365 days. It’s exciting. And, if I’m being honest, also a little overwhelming. I love to read about the things people are working on and striving for (I find it really interesting and often so inspiring!) so I thought I would share a little bit about one are of 2020 Goals: Around My Table.
As I’ve taken a deep dive into the goal setting space recently, I’ve been focused on breaking down my goals into specific action items to help achieve those goals. So in addition to sharing the three foodie plans I have for 2020, I’m also sharing how I’m planning to make it all happen. Do you have tips for getting stuff done in your life? Big goals for the new year? Tell us! Here are my foodie goals for 2020:…
I love a good summer cocktail. Something refreshing, not to sweet, and full of ice on a hot summer day. Last year, while on a trip through the Mediterranean, I was introduced to my current summer favorite, The Hugo Spritz (find our recipe here). I’m still searching for my Summer 2019 favorite. Read on for 10 Summer Cocktail Recipes. …
Despite the fact that it feels like summer just started yesterday, the Fourth of July is nearly upon us! If you’ve been a blog reader for some time, you might know that in my family, the Fourth of July is a big deal. Each year we gather at my grandmother’s lake home for a few days of classic Minnesota lake life. It is hands down one of my favorite times of the year. I love the sun soaked days chasing happy kids around and catching up with my extended family. Oh, and did I mention the food is always amazing? My grandmother is an incredible cook and always makes a fantastic feast on the Fourth. Filled with summertime classics as well as old family favorites, it is a meal everyone looks forward. Over time, and as our family has grown, the meal has become a larger family project, with everyone contributing their Fourth of July favorites. Today, I’m sharing my Fourth of July Favorites including some new recipes that I can’t wait to try this upcoming holiday weekend!
Food and travel – and especially in combination – have always been a huge part of my life. From the time I was pretty young, I have had a serious travel bug. I’m thankful that my parents were game for exploring with young kids and were also supportive of my wanderlust when I got a little older and headed off for exotic new places. Over time, my travel has slowed a little as life has been filled with young kids and busy jobs, but I still love to get away and experience new places and cultures as often as I can. Recently, Lane and I had the great opportunity to head to Ojai, California for a work conference and man, did we love it. We were able to spend four days in Ojai where we experienced tons of great food and explored a new to us region that I will definitely be heading back to soon.