Holding Butterflies

Not too tight, not too loose

Whole30. Day Four.

I’m not going to lie. I am cooking all the time. I mean, all the time. Today I made ketchup, for goodness’ sake. This diet may do me in just because it seems like all I am doing is cooking, or thinking about cooking, or cleaning up from cooking, or shopping. It is taking a lot of energy and time, and that is really eating into the laundry time around.. Read More

Whole30. Day Two. (And Three.)

Yes, day two was actually yesterday (Friday). The natives are getting restless and claiming I am trying to starve them out. Yesterday I cooked a six-pound pork shoulder–Kalua Slow-Cooker Pork–so obviously they are right. The pork was good but I really wanted to pour a bunch of barbecue sauce on the side! It was just so terribly porky. Pork has dark and light meat, and sometimes that dark meat has.. Read More

Costa Rica

We took a truly memorable trip to Costa Rica between Christmas and New Year’s Day to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. My sister’s family came, too, so we were thirteen for our six days on the Pacific Coast. Have you been? We were blown away at the sheer beauty of the country, from the rugged coastline to the beautiful mountains in the interior, from coffee plantations in the north.. Read More

Whole30. Oh yeah, we’re going there.

We’ve had an entire fall, and maybe longer, of excess. It’s time for a reset. Several blogs I read (including Modern Mrs. Darcy) have done Whole30 and have had good success with a diet reset. We are in need of an adjustment of our taste buds and eating habits (if I adjust my waistline that will be a very welcome bonus) and so Whole30 sounded like a good approach. The.. Read More

Happy New Year!

Back to the blog, slightly rested. We got home a couple of days ago from a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. My whole family went–it was a celebration of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I’m looking forward to a couple of posts about lovely Costa Rica. With any luck our first visit won’t be our last. Since we’ve come home, we haven’t seen the sun. The boys have had wrestling.. Read More