If you've been on Pinterest anytime during the last five years, you've probably seen some iteration of a salad sealed in a Mason Jar. Often made in large batches and hailed as a savior of weekly lunch prep, there's a lot of hype around these guys. If you've already tried them out and have a … Continue reading Mason Jar Salads: a review
I've seen cold brew popping up in grocery stores all over Birmingham with price tags way over $5, and that's in a grocery store, not a coffee shop, so I thought I'd stick to the cheap stuff we make hot in an old fashioned pot. But then, I read a post about making your own … Continue reading Why is Cold Brew So *#&$^& Expensive?
Back in February in the dark and cold, we planned a beach trip. When we told our friends what we'd be doing, people would say, "That sounds perfect for YOU..." Emphasis on the part where we'd be going, not them. Because this wasn't just a trip to lie on the beach-- we were planning on … Continue reading Kayaking to Paradise
Hello Again! Today, I thought I'd share with you a small change we've made in our home over the past couple of months. We cook with a lot of vegetables which inevitably ends with some scraps like pepper tops, potato skins, etc. I felt like I was throwing away sometimes a pound of veggie odds … Continue reading Our Cheap and Convenient Compost Strat
If domesticity bores you, stop reading now. If you think putting a dog in a sports jersey is cruel and unusual, you probably won't like this either. But if you think a fun Monday night sounds like baking tasty treats for your favorite pup, keep reading.I found this recipe on Pinch of Yum and decided that … Continue reading We are *those* dog people
Coming back to Birmingham as a semi-adult has been really interesting. I work downtown, so my old college-centric view of the city has been gradually expanding. One of my favorite new spots, new to me anyway, has been the Pizitz food hall. This location is like a mall food court hit by a hip, artisanal … Continue reading Poke, Okay?
Hi everyone! So I haven't posted in quite a while... or actually since we got back from Japan, so let me catch you up really really fast. I'm working at the Southern Environmental Law Center, Alex starts seminary next week, and we're living in an awesome house in Hoover, AL. Whewww! Now the next biggest … Continue reading Life Update (which is really about ravioli)
My favorite thing we did in Tokyo was to take a sushi class together. I’d always been very intimidated by sushi, but we went for it and arrived on a Tuesday afternoon. We were welcomed by our two instructors who introduced themselves and showed us where to stow our shoes. Another couple was a no … Continue reading Sushi Class Low Down
When in Japan, sleep as the Japanese do.... on a futon bed. We tried out a futon in our guesthouse and figured it out over the course of four days. Check out the video for the full scoop!
While I was super excited about our trip in Tokyo, I knew that at some point I would like to take a trip outside of the city as well. Early in my research, I stumbled upon Hakone-- a charming area around lake Ashi with natural hot springs and partial views of Fuji. With our limited … Continue reading Tokyo Day Trip