Herb Crusted Dijon Pork with Prunes

The Zen lab is busier than usual as we prepare a new series of 5 minute prep recipes for all of our spice blends. Continue reading

Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

No trip to Wisconsin from Chicago is complete without a rest stop at the Mars Cheese Castle to stock up on p1010219New Glarus beer and cheese curds, and a detour on the way home to pick apples and drink cider. The inspiration behind our Wisconsin beer cheese soup recipe. 
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Salt & Pepper Flank Steak & Chimichurri Sauce

I was free to putter around in my community garden last Sunday, on a scheduled but very P1010047relaxing “annual work day.” It was the perfect pairing of purging and planting. I’m committed to growing my own, organically, in support of Earth Day every day. Continue reading

Goan Salmon Curry

It’s like watching a skilled percussionist when Graham, my husband, takes over the P1010025kitchen. He finds great therapy in cooking, usually at the weekend when time permits. He loves chopping and blending flavors, especially those for Indian or Thai curries.

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Sunday with Aubrey

A few weeks ago I decided to participate in a Lenten Study at my church. A goodphoto 1 friend of mine was facilitating the group, so I knew the evening would be well organized with rich discussion. Each week we have been challenged to examine a part of our life and bring a mindfulness to the choices we are making.    Continue reading