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Butternut Rice

The nutty wild rice is the perfect foil to the sweetly roasted vegetables in this delicious side dish. 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped in small pieces (roughly 1 inch cubes where possible) 1 large red onion, peeled and chopped in small chunks 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (I prefer to use mild olive oil Read More…

Red Carpet Ready – A Step Forward for Real Beauty

I’ve been writing a lot about unrealistic representations of beauty in advertising and the press recently. Today I am excited to be able to share a piece that I believe represents a real step forward from Gwyneth Paltow’s GOOP website. In an ‘Emmys Scrapbook’, a post about her preparations for her appearance on the recent Emmy Awards, Read More…

The Hearth and Soul Hop with The 21st Century Housewife

Welcome to another Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog carnival for and about food that nourishes both body and soul. I wanted to let you know that next week we will start opening the Hearth and Soul Hop a little later. The Hearth and Soul hop is a truly international hop, and I feel really Read More…

Beef and Shallot Bourguignon

There is nothing like a rich, delicious beef bourguignon on a cool autumn evening. It makes the house smell fantastic while it is cooking, and once you’ve got it in the oven, it really takes care of itself. The recipe is easy to put together, and it is a great one for company. You need Read More…

The Gallery of Favorites #6

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to the sixth edition of our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. Although Alea and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do Read More…