Oh hello, summer: Apricot Tangerine Cheesecake Slices

Here in El Paso, summer does not creep up on us–it pounces. The gusty spring days, random hailstorms and chilly high desert sunsets suddenly open up into that first morning walk which for me marks the beginning of summer. When I wake up and take the dog out first thing in the morning and it’s…

Treat Your Awesome Self Every Morning: Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. YES!

Because sometimes, when you’re prepping meals ahead of time to eat healthily, but maybe home from work a little late, still making sure you’re working out enough, also being your most vibrant self, still need to wake up early tomorrow, and finishing everything else you’ve gotta do today…you want carrot cake for breakfast tomorrow morning….

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A fancy breakfast this cold December morning

After a busy week, one of my favorite ways to begin the weekend is to explore what’s new in the garden with a cup of coffee as I decide what to make for breakfast. Last week, I found that my celery and chard had gone to seed. And with the unseasonably wet and warm autumn, dozens…

A fresh spring harvest means a lazy, savory pie for dinner

This spring has been a strange one, even for New Mexico. We’ve had summer heat, days of snow and hail, and weekly storms of rain and wind. Although that spells trouble for me on my bicycle commute, the garden has been loving all the moisture and is producing greens twice as fast as we can eat…

Candying fresh flowers in hopes of warm weather

Last summer, headed outside to trim fresh cilantro, I found that all four of my plants had bolted (gone to seed) over the last few days. Crestfallen, I went back inside to see what I could improvise with. After a few unsuccessful minutes, I turned around, went back outside with scissors, snipped off a sprig of the coriander…