Rooibos Maple Honeybush Affogato

Rooibos Maple Honeybush Affogato

I am writing this post from our bedroom, sitting cross-legged on the white bedspread, the white noise of our air-conditioning loud enough on this warm April Monday to have me wondering why it’s belting out so fiercely and also if I’ve missed the sound of the oven timer going off. I just got up to check—both the air-conditioning and the oven—and turned the air-conditioning off and pulled a tray of near-burned oatmeal cookies from the…
Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Fresca

Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Fresca

I'm writing this post in the early-morning hours. Tim's still asleep. The neighbor across the street just walked to the driveway in his boxer shorts to pick up the paper, and streaks of sunlight are criss-crossing over our front yard that's filled with last year's dead grass and this year's beginnings. Life is sprouting up through death, outside our home and in it, and I'm thankful for that today. I woke up naturally in the…
Ginger Lavender Tonic

Ginger Lavender Tonic

Special treat today: post from Tim. This ginger lavender tonic feels like such a summer drink---but hey, the days are yo-yoing around here, summer one day, winter the next. It feels like a giant tease to get a breezy and sunny 68-degree day one week and then a frigid 20s chiller the next. We are floating on the breeze and shaking in the cold. Sometimes, in thinking of warm days, we eat summer food and…
Rosewater Cardamom Lassi

Rosewater Cardamom Lassi

The first time Tim took me to Indian food was the first time I liked Indian food. It was also the first time I ordered a lassi. I am half Indian, my dad grew up in southern India, and my Italian-German-Danish mom taught herself to make a mean curry, but I wasn't on Team International Eating until well into my adult years. By the time I'd met and married Tim, I liked plenty of different…

10 Things + Pumpkin Pie You Can Drink

A few notes from here in Nashville, here in this first week of October: 1 / An autumn that’s all big mums and our neighbors’ porches filled with pumpkins, right alongside bare feet and sundresses. 2 / A few blog updates, some obvious (design changes) and some not (new hosting). If anything seems wonky when you stop by this space, it probably relates to one of the things we’ve changed, and we probably don’t know—so…

A Berry Date Smoothie with a Kick (+ Giveaway)

UPDATE: The winner is Lindsey Hepler! Thanks everyone for entering, and congratulations to Lindsey! THIS THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST HAS BEEN a night on Nashville's walking bridge, traffic whooshing by on the distant interstate, a ferry boat passing beneath, my head against Tim's shoulder while I tell him, "You know, if I lived a thousand years on the planet all by myself, I'd never figure out how to build a boat like that," and us…