Basically I’m Ina.

Pardon me while I become a food blogger... -ha!Those cupcakes I blogged about the other day? Those are for when family is over or you want to impress your friends with foo-foo desserts.But after all the guests are gone and your kids are in bed, these are the cupcakes you make just for yourself.Not only... Continue Reading →

Loose Leaf Noted

I like the idea of tea. I like the slow, methodical process of tea-making. I like the ritual of afternoon tea. It's just the tea part I don't really love about tea. So I did what any good bookstagrammer would do - I took to Instagram and asked for advice. And man!, did I get... Continue Reading →

Kiss the Cook

I don’t want to miss #stacksaturday with some of our favorite cookbooks. ⠀ It seems the cookbook pile in our kitchen changes seasonally, but not purposefully. It just depends on what we’re into at the time. ⠀ I am VERY lucky to have a spouse who loves to cook (he claims it’s therapeutic for him)... Continue Reading →

I love you s’more!

from Scott Sutherland @ifyougiveamanapan Melting chocolate and fire-toasted marshmallows are a must around any campfire. Are you a lightly toasted or char that thing BLACK, kind of marshmallow roaster?? However, if a campfire isn't nearby, this s'more bake in a cast iron skillet is sure to make you start humming 99 Bottles and practicing your knot... Continue Reading →

Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Meal

from Scott Sutherland @ifyougiveamanapan The weather’s getting warmer and comfort food is calling my name. This evening I made this chicken and broccoli casserole which is always a family favorite and people pleaser. A few years ago I found a discarded set of Lodge cast-iron skillets. I imagine they were probably a wedding present and […]

Family Al Fresco

It's that time of year. School is finished (or soon to be), the temperature is rising and sleeping in is on every teens agenda. If you have kids at home, a common summertime question is 'What's there to eat?' I might be able to help with that last question with some simple summer meal items.... Continue Reading →

Rosemary and Time

When we first moved into our California house, there was a VERY overgrown bush tucked in between the oleander and a yet-to-be-determined hedge. It was overgrown and dead in places and clearly hadn't been manicured or tended to for quite some time. It was on the backlist of things to get around to. Any yet,... Continue Reading →

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