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Jam Tomorrow, Jam Today

May 11, 2011

I’ve been on a jam-making kick for the few days. When I was growing up, my mom would make bread and butter pickles every year or so. They were delicious. So delicious in fact that I wanted to have my own personal stash of them so that I could munch on them to my heart’s content while watching Freakazoid or Pinky and The Brain or any of the ’90s other awesome cartoons. But, while those big, dark green jars tempted…

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Baking Projects

Bake Sale for Japan…This Time With Photos!

As Maggie pointed out on her blog Flour Child, the Bake for Japan sale raised more than $120K and they’re still getting donations! All proceeds went to Peace Winds, an organization that helps bring relief to those suffering around the world and all of…

April 9, 2011
Baking Projects

Bake Sale for Japan!!!

Yesterday, I participated in a bake sale to raise money for Japan. It was awesome! We raised just over $2,500 in four hours at Akasha, and I’m looking forward to seeing how much the effort raised in total as it was happening simultaneously all…

April 3, 2011

Health Food Doesn’t Have to Suck.

The moment I talk about eating healthy food a few people I know start rolling their eyes and making gagging noises. But, eating healthy doesn’t mean you’re signing up for a life of eating rabbit food and skinless chicken breast. Or, at least it…

March 30, 2011

Attempting to Outdo Jose Andres

Inspired by my memorable birthday dinner at Jose Andres’ Bazaar, I’ve decided to experiment. Dinner was incredible – soups came alive at our table, balls of mozzarella exploded and turned into pure liquid as we bit into them, and the white truffles…the opportunity to…

January 18, 2011

JD’s Scarf

The design for this scarf was originally created by Jessica Duckett, the brilliant eye behind the photos at Zimi Photography. Since, I’ve created many scarves in this design using a variety of yarns – from cotton to alpaca to sheep wool – and colors.…

January 18, 2010