cooking inside a busy life//part 1.


have you noticed a shift?

where the heck am i? 

where are all the recipes, posts & poetry?

i am on a remote island where there

are no bars (wine or cell phone),

there are no extra hands, only mine &

i am needed 24/7.. sound familiar?

i am writing you from motherhood

as i always have yet we are a bit

under construction here...

therefore the ability 

to do it all

has temporarily changed 

to doing what

i can in the rare increments 

of time that

show up like a surprise goat at my door

offering my favorite yogurt

(which we spoke about before)

i could tell you that i am on vacation

but that would be flat out lying.

here is some inspiring beauty 


windrose farms

they have some gorgeous carrots this time of year

and it's time to roast em' beauties!

roasting is SO easy and

here is the secret

if you are home for an hour

put something in the oven

don't worry


when you 

will eat

or how

or with what


on your way to make your coffee

turn the oven on to 375 - 400

grab your carrots or a whole butternut

(whatever you got)

put them in a casserole dish

pour some olive oil & salt

put in oven & let your day begin

(put on the timer for 20 minutes here)

what do you usually do now? 

shower? kids brekkie & lunch?

check email? go cray cray in the club?

whatever it is 

you can be cooking while you

are rocking your life at the same time!

after about 20 minutes:

fork your veggies & move them around

and with the (softer) squash:

cut it in half with the flesh down, 

skin up

and go for another 20 minutes

(the timer is KEY here)

then take out, turn it all off &

put a cloth over the roasted veggies

let it be OUT on the stove top

yes.. this is another secret

that i had no idea was a secret

until my clients couldn't believe


of just leaving it out!

we were not taught to prioritize food in a simple

way unless you lived in a home where

cooking was happening as a natural part of the day,

like bathing, laundry, working, talking...

 allowing for the creation of our food to

meld into our everyday, our 


to nourishing ourselves & doing everything

else at the same time is vital to cooking inside a busy life!

so try it & let me know how it goesxxxx