Archives for August 2011

Lemongrass Soda and Tiny Pea Babies

Honey-sweetened lemongrass soda brings a delightful zip to any party, especially when it’s a baby shower for a few Peas and Their Pod. Soft fuzzy skin and sweet-smelling heads. Tiny little fingers that grasp on tightly when you place your finger in their palm. They way they curl into themselves, looking so vulnerable and Even […]

Honey Lemongrass Soda

1 cup water 1/2 cup honey 4 tablespoons chopped lemongrass club soda Add water, honey and lemongrass to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat stirring frequently until bubbles start forming on the outside wall of the pan but the liquid is not boiling.  Reduce heat to medium or medium low and continue cooking down the […]

Bloggers without Borders and A Fund for Jennie

Nearly a year ago now (9 months is close to a year, no?) Kjell was in the hospital. I sat next to him. It meant time away from my family, time away from work, time away from my house and my three other kids. The implications on a mom who runs their own business were […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: The Art of Back-to-School Lunches

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less topic is all about back-to-school, from breakfast to creative lunch ideas to easy snacks to last-minute dinners. We’re breaking down the process of how to feed those school-bound mouths. In exactly 13 days, I will be getting ready to pack the first school lunches of the year. This year, […]

Raspberry Peach White Wine Jam to Celebrate Summer

A honey-sweetened jam made with summer raspberries, fresh peaches and Gewürztraminer white wine for a bit of added complexity and fun. Too much to do. I’m desperately trying to fit in as much as possible into the last weeks of summer. Suddenly it was here, and I wasn’t ready for it. Where did the blueberry-picking […]

Raspberry Peach Gewürztraminer Jam

2 cups raspberries, washed, dried and smashed 2 cups peaches, peeled and puréed 2/3 cup Gewürztraminer 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons no-sugar pectin 1 cup raw honey (light like clover or sandalwood) 1/2 teaspoon butter, optional (helps with foaming) Combine raspberries, peaches and Gewürztraminer in a large saucepan. Stir in lemon juice, pectin, honey […]

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey and Jennifer Perillo

This peanut butter pie is creamy, chocolatey and everything you’d expect from a peanut butter pie. Made specifically for Mikey Perillo, as requested by his wife, Jennie, it will forever serve as a reminder to hold those closest to you daily and tell them how much you love them. I’ve been staring at the screen […]