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Lazy Sunday


Today has been a weird day. Mostly due of the weather – it’s been overcast most of the day, with really gusty winds. Then it started to rain.


And now the sun is shining and the sky is clear and blue. Weird, right?


So, it seemed like a good day to be lazy. To me, a Lazy (Fall) Sunday includes football and cooking. I feel so oddly domestic when I say I truly look forward to spending a Sunday in the kitchen. It’s weird – ever since we moved into this house, I have an overwhelming urge to be a homemaker! How can a house do that to a person?? I mean, I yearn to spend time with my oven. I don’t really even mind doing the laundry.  I relish the moments I get to spend with my house (told you this was weird) Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?!?

Anyhow, now there’s delicious black bean and zucchini chili bubbling in the crockpot and a batch of pumpkin & butterscotch cookies cooling on the kitchen table! Yum!


How have you spent your Sunday/weekend?

(ps – if you’re interested, the cookie recipe is from Annie’s Eats.)


Grow Local!

This weekend I attended the Ohio Valley Greenmarket at one of Hamilton County’s local parks, Glenwood Gardens. The Greenmarket was a collaboration between the Park District and Edible Ohio Valley magazine. It featured local vendors, talks on native gardening, growing organic, conservation and more. You can read more about Edible Ohio Valley magazine and the event here.

The sky was cloudy, the air was hot, but the turnout was great! My mom came with me, and we had a nice time strolling past the booths, talking to some of the vendors, sampling some delicious treats and learning more about sustainable efforts around town.

I came away with a few spoils of the day: some delicious herb mixes from The Spice and Tea Exchange. One is the “Tuscany Blend” and the other is the  “Coastal Blend” (heard it’s great on seafood!). I also picked up some fresh-baked sweets and savories from a local bakery, including a fresh baguette loaf, a chocolate chip croissant, and two blueberry scones. Yum!

Hope you all had a fun-filled weekend! Did you partake in any locally-focused activities?