Category Archives: Experiences

Banana-coconut cookies for on-the-go energy

Several days into my January paleo autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet, there are some aspects that are working and others I’m still working through. […]

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Bill and Eileen’s excellent Whole30 adventure: post-challenge report

Was our January Whole30 challenge worth the extra work, sacrifice of favorite foods, revamped eating habits, and changes in social […]

Cauliflower, olives, and figs as a ‘small plate’ or a side dish

When vacationing in the Washington DC area recently, we ate at Jaleo, a restaurant that serves Spanish tapas, shareable small […]

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A classic born in Iowa: loose meat sandwich

Recently I became interested in loose meat sandwich recipes when looking for a variation on sloppy joes that didn’t use […]

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My experience with celiac disease in the house

My husband has celiac disease. What that means in short is that he can’t digest and is actually harmed by […]

Mother’s Day memories, and basic planting in 5 steps

For me, gardening is integral to cooking, because I get a lot of pleasure from harvesting a bit of cilantro, […]

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My experience dyeing a flokati rug

Here is an off-food-blog topic that I’m including because it may be useful information that I was unable to find […]

An Eastern Iowa economy food tour

This blog post describes a few excellent places to dine and/or purchase food in Eastern Iowa.

Good coffee, good food, good vibe at the Kalona Coffee House

The Kalona Coffee House opened a couple of weeks ago. I, along with a lot of people in Kalona, are […]