little glimpses of light

here we go.

Desmond, who is asleep next to me as I write this, the sound of ocean waves softly murmuring near his ear, is five months old. We longed to meet him for three years and now…

plenty

  When I lie down in bed at night, the room warm and the hour late, my mind starts flashing images of the day behind me. Desmond’s smile wide open, like a child’s drawing of the happiest…

here. now. raspberries.

Hi there. I’m waving hello from our kitchen studio, where the sun is shining brightly outside and I’m in here, sitting on my exercise ball chair, trying to pause from typing every 20 minutes or…

no laughing matter

Last night, I lay in my daughter’s bed, holding her as she shuddered in pain against me. She cried, hard, just as she had after I lifted her off the toilet a few moments before.…

life goes on.

Years ago now, Danny and I were driving around in the dark. We had just fallen in love a couple of months before. Late in the evening, I had picked him up from the restaurant…

Roma

We began our journey in Rome. Danny and Lucy and I have been lucky enough to visit Italy three times in the last 16 months, thanks to Carla and the good folks at Jovial Foods asking…

gluten-free potluck road trip tour

Here we go. We’re heading onto the open road, not sure where we’re going, and doing it all joyfully, gluten-free. New York, Pennsylvania, and New England — we can’t wait to meet you. As you might…

quitting sugar

Recently, I looked at the ingredients list on a package of bacon to make sure I could eat it. We buy our bacon at home from a farmer on Vashon, who makes it with meat…

and so it begins

This was a big day. Lu has been in the kitchen with us since she was born. Her first few months, she spent a great deal of time in her bouncy chair in our Seattle kitchen,…

so this is five

She never stops climbing, this one. If there’s a fence, she’s going to scale it. If there’s a bouncy castle, her toes are going to touch every surface and spring off again. If there’s water,…