• Stages of Zeniba

    Adventures in Sourdough: Introducing Zeniba

    Back in March, I noticed two topics beginning to monopolize my social media feeds: COVID-19 and Sourdough. The first one I expected; while, the second one caught me off guard. But, you know what… it makes sense. With the increase of social distancing and more time spent indoors, it was firmly time to pick up a hobby, and many folks thought the time was right to start growing and nurturing a sourdough starter.  If you haven’t heard of Sourdough before… The goal is to create a naturally fermented starter for your baked goods taking advantage of the yeasts that live all around us. This replaces the need for leavening agents…

  • Follow-Your-Heart Deep-Dish Pizza

    Day 42 in quarantine… Just kidding. But, I’ve firmly lost track of the day of the week, let alone how long I’ve been here at my parent’s house in Maryland. It could easily be day 271. I posted a photo to instagram last week (or maybe it has been two) about a deep-dish pizza that I made for my parents. There were many folks who reached out asking for a recipe, so I finally put it together! My dad has been on the Keto Diet, so I have been trying to find ways for me to continue baking while putting something on the table that he can eat. This brings…

  • Raisin Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

    Amid all the chaos of the coronavirus situation, I am writing from my parent’s dining room table in Central Maryland. Social distancing has led to a lot of baking and cooking from my end! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (one of the best days of the year), I wanted to make a fresh loaf of Irish Soda Bread. From all of the recipes that I’ve read (here and here), this is basically a bread loaf-sized cakey buttermilk biscuit made with flour, salt, butter, buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and raisins. This sounded like a great idea, except, along with toilet paper, the grocery stores were also fresh out…

  • I Accept Myself For Where I Am Today.

    I accept that today is a gift. I accept myself fully for where I am today. I accept that I am moving forward. I accept that I have the power to create change in my life. I accept and embrace that my path has brought me here to this point.

  • Overcast Skies Won’t Dampen a Lutsen Trip

    I wrote this post for my friend Kim’s blog From Lusten With Love. Be sure to pop over to her lovely site to read through her adventures on Minnesota’s North Shore. I’ve reposted the entry below:   A trip up to to the illustrious Condo 142 at Caribou Highlands has long been on the list of potential summertime activities. What can be better than a weekend of hiking, eating, and adventuring along Minnesota’s North Shore? After finally committing on a weekend in June, my partner Melissa and I made the journey up north. Though sunny skies and warm weather were in my mental movie of this trip, overcast skies, thick…