The evolution of a recipe can be a funny thing. These corncake, hoecakes, griddle cakes, pancakes…whatever you want to call them…were going to have shreds of wilted greens stirred into the batter. That morning though, I opened my crisper drawer to find the kale had evaporated. Apparently we’ve fully transitioned into a vegetable loving family who nibble on green things, and lose track of our kale without even trying. It’s very concerning behavior – I blame Matt. He’s very much into sneakily hiding greens in our morning smoothies.
Our dining room table had it’s swan song last week. I hosted the weekly girl’s night dinner and once everyone had left, the table was wiped clean one last time, titled it on it’s edge, legs removed and it shortly will be making it’s way to a new home (thanks Craigslist!).
We’re upgrading and that is very exciting, but in the moment when the rug was cleared and there was a big empty hole in our living room, I was surprised to find myself a little sad. I think Reggy (our
dog child) was rather sad or shocked as well because he left his usual perch and curled up in the center of the rug. He looked so lonely and small in that big empty space.
I’ve had ideas bouncing between my ears for this, here, blog and I wanted to share them. Lately, I’ve been really into the idea of minimalism and I’ve noticed that it’s been spilling over into my cooking. Some themes you may have noticed: keep it simple, get rid of what doesn’t work, improve, or bring you joy, and you’ll have the energy and space to focus on what matters most.