Week in Review: General Exams and New Life in the Garden

This week was a big week consumed with taking the general exam. It was exhausting, and thought-provoking, and I am so glad it’s behind me! Eric and I have been taking a break from work and school since Friday night and it’s been glorious. Friday night, I finished my exam at 7pm and we went […]

General Exam: Day 2

Another day of examining is done. I completed the second question and am ready to pass out. I had a slow start this morning and have spent the day struggling to stay awake and keep my mind sharp! I promise–some recipes and non-school related posts soon–for now, I will just leave you with today’s very […]

Week in Review: Arrival of Fall

This week really has felt like fall in Seattle. The leaves are definitely turning. The days are mixed with foggy rain and crisp sunny weather. We’ve spent the weekend doing some last minute studying and preparation of the house for my qualifying exams, which I am starting on Tuesday! Yikes! (More about the exams tomorrow). Monday October […]

Carrot-Peanut Butter Treats for Dogs

It’s been a while since I posted the ‘dehydrated yam treats for dogs’ recipe and I thought I would spice up Maizy’s food repertoire with a new kind of treat. I just used what I had in the house and improvised and they turned out pretty nicely! I wanted to make a cookie-type treat without using wheat. Wheat […]

Will Potter in Portland, OR

I had the pleasure of going with Eric and my dad earlier this year to hear Will Potter speak at the lovely Elliott Bay Bookstore on Capital Hill in Seattle. The event at Elliott Bay was intimate and Potter was intelligent, thought-provoking and politically on point. Potter is a journalist whose latest book, Green is […]

Week in Review: Vegan Food and Political Action

This week I recapped my wonderful trip to New York City. After returning from my trip, I spent this week playing catch-up on my school work and home responsibilities. It’s crazy how I can be gone for only four days and still get so behind on so many things! Monday October 17th: Recap of Day 1 in New York. Delicious […]

Chanterelle Mushroom & Kale Risotto

Earlier this week, I stopped at MacPherson’s vegetable stand and was delighted to find that chanterelle mushrooms have come into season. Chanterelles have a unique, light, buttery flavor and a great smooth consistency. Chanterelles are found in mossy coniferous forests and are gathered by mushroom foragers and then sold to local produce retailers. The folks at MacPherson’s […]