Post Archives from the ‘randomness’ Category

Of apples and horses (and cows)

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

20140520-090806-32886690.jpg Daisy Jane, 3 week old Jersey-Guernsey cross, insisting that ALL PHOTOS MUST BE OF HER ALONE. But what if it's a killer storm? And the wind is screaming? Some apples must fall in severe thunderstorms. The good storms, the loud storms, the ones with the wind howling and pushing everything Continue reading the story "Of apples and horses (and cows)"

Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…



...only different. This is a very cheesy, very mushroomy tuna casserole. But first, the backstory. I kind of lucked out in the mom department. And I'm kind of kicking myself for not thinking of posting this recipe and story for Mother's Day. Why do I always get the best ideas after the fact? Mom and I, either Continue reading the story "Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…"

Quick glimpse of my weekend through food (of course)


Spending the weekend in Chicago for the Nourished Food Blogger Conference and the Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo, I've had some incredible food (that has all happened to be gluten free as well, yay!). Here is a quick view of my experience, in photos. Fried Gluten Free Mozzarella Wedges from Da Luciano's

20120415-092729.jpg Gluten Free Bruschetta from Da Luciano's
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My 1920s Upright Piano


20120405-082223.jpgWhen I was a girl, I loved to play piano. In elementary school my parents bought a used piano for me to practice on. Found in a newspaper ad at a reasonable price of $250 and kept in someone's finished basement in Great Falls Montana, I absolutely fell in love with it. I mean, come on. It had been Continue reading the story "My 1920s Upright Piano"

A blogger’s kitchen bloopers


In trying to come up with a new idea for a recipe to post here (have a suggestion? Let me hear it!), I was looking through some of my past recipes and photos when a few mess-ups caught my eye. Before I delete them, I thought I'd share. Things aren't always perfect in this gluten free kitchen of mine - though I am a self-admitted Continue reading the story "A blogger’s kitchen bloopers"

My Velvet Aroma Contest Winnings!


So...remember the contest I won with the help of my wonderful friends and readers? You know. This one, over at Velvet Aroma. Well...I've received all the prizes now! I've been so excited. I thought I'd share some photos of my winnings here! Check this out:

20120318-085850.jpg A lovely gourmet foodie gift set from Love With Food, a $100 Continue reading the story "My Velvet Aroma Contest Winnings!"

On grief, death, loss, and judgement


This week, I haven't been around a lot, on here or online in general. I've had much on my mind, and this has tended to occupy the majority of my scattered waking thoughts lately.


Specifically, death. Death and grief.


Recently, a sweet friend of mine lost her husband to cancer. My heart breaks for her - in some big ways, as well as in a million Continue reading the story "On grief, death, loss, and judgement"

With My Sincerest (IR)Regards

Hilarious post. Enjoy!

The Man Trip


So, this weekend my husband and our two boys decided to go on a "man trip." They do this every once in a while. According to my boys, it's a trip just for guys, where they're allowed to consume gross non-Mom-approved junk food, to fart and belch, where they use neither their manners nor silverware, they do wild and crazy stuff, get covered in Continue reading the story "The Man Trip"