Those all-important Little Things are different for each of us. They are the seemingly small or trivial things that lend a feeling of joy, or calm, or peace, or comfort, even if the feeling is fleeting or barely perceptible. They may be small, but it is important to notice them, even to bask in them.
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This is actually a Spring, Summer, and Autumn greeting all rolled into one… It has been far too long since I gave GreenLeaf Kitchen any love. I let all the busy and distracting bits of my crazy life get the better of me. (you can read this post for a bit of what I’ve been […]
Happy, abundant, healthful, and delicious New Years wishes! In case you hadn’t noticed we took a longer hiatus than we intended. The original intention was to take two weeks off to give the three of us hardworking Green Leafers time to celebrate the holidays, enjoy our families and friends, organize and straighten out the loose-ends of 2017 life, maybe even travel a bit. Then start back refreshed and inspired.
Addiction is such a loaded term. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as “a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something”. Anyone who suffers from an addiction can sympathize; having a vice that holds sway over you sucks! Addiction can run the gamut from mildly annoying, to life destroying. That nagging inner voice that […]
For us at Green Leaf Kitchen, getting out with the family is pretty important on the weekends. It allows us to decompress and be spontaneous together (we are a family of rhythm and planning, breaking the rhythm from time to time feels really good). While we are lucky enough to live in the California’s Bay […]
A dear friend asked me to explain how to “eat seasonally”. And it made me realize that this concept is one that has faded away over the generations. Us city-folk, with our beautifully stocked grocery stores, can get virtually any type of produce grown in any part of the world at any time. Modern food […]
If we’ve learned anything from the Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition, it’s that avocados are now super cheap. Sort of kidding. But also, regardless of the convenience and financial changes that might come of it, it’s still incredibly important to continue educating ourselves about where our food is being produced. ENTER: Full Belly Farm — a 400-acre […]
This summer the family and I packed up and made the trek to the Sierras in Northern California. What an amazing adventure we had, hiking, boating, fishing, and oh so much swimming. And, of course, lots of great food. For as glorious of a time as the hubby and I had, I’m pretty sure the […]
Sprinkling some well chosen fresh herbs on your dish is one of those seemingly trivial steps that reaps huge rewards. It is amazing how a few well-chosen bits of herb can elevate a dish, making it looks better, tastes better, and easily pack in way more nutrients. I used to shy away from buying fresh herbs […]
As much as I love being in the kitchen, I find a lot of inspiration while traveling. Many times, it’s not specific recipe or food ideas, but the authenticity that comes from a small mom and pop establishment or a modern take on a classic at a hipster coffee shop. Old Town Truckee had a […]