Century Ride Recap and Breakfast of Champions

Sooo…first century ride of the year happened this past Sunday. Earliest in the season that I’ve ever done, and my fourth so far! Usually I’ve got a few more miles in the legs before I hop in the saddle for a full 100, but the CRW (Charles…

Quinoa Veggie Chili

Some of my favorite recipes are those that I came up with after a thorough search through the cupboards and fridge to see what odds and ends I could throw into a pot. As much as I love trying new concoctions from my ever-growing hoard of cookbooks and magazines…

Seasonal Fruit > Seasonal Candy

My friend recently posted something on Facebook that I found particularly on point. She alluded to the fact that people get seriously excited about holiday candy (i.e. Cadbury eggs), but not so much about seasonal fruits and vegetables. I’m in total agreement – I’ve always…

From Chocolate Cake to Chicken Tostadas

I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth – it’s salty all the way for me. Give me the choice of crispy, salt-encrusted chips or a towering slice of achingly sweet chocolate cake, and the chips will be gone before you even had the chance…

Farro with Butternut Squash, Grapes, and Feta

Even though the past few days have been a bit gloomy here in the Northeast, it’s been warm enough that I’ve been craving light, fresh, vibrant food instead of solid, stodgy, comfort eats. The sight of my daffodils and tulips still peeking hopefully through their fresh…

I Couldn’t Resist

There are some things that I usually only buy when they’re in season – strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peaches…  They just taste so much better when they’ve been picked at peak ripeness and haven’t traveled thousands of miles. I’m certainly not in…

Ricotta Spätzle with Beets, Caramelized Onions, and Pecorino

If you’ve been to a German- speaking part of the world, you’ve probably had the delectable little dumplings known as spätzle. If not, you’re probably wondering what that funny-looking word could possibly be. Translated literally, “spätzle” means “little…

Perfecting the Granola Bar

It’s been a bit of a journey trying to find the ultimate granola bar recipe for me. With the latest craze for coconut, all recipes now seem to incorporate coconut oil and shredded coconut. Unfortunately, yours truly has a serious aversion to all things coconut, and I can…

Introducing…

An official dot com website has long been in the making for me, and I’ve also known what the name would be for quite some time. Beets are by far my favorite vegetable, and there aren’t many days that don’t involve riding a bike…

Bendy Zen-ness

My first experience with the bendy zen-ness that is yoga came when I was 18 and living in Vienna. I took a year off in between high school and college and moved there for a year to work as an aupair to a 6-year old Austrian boy who…