Category Archives: Food

Fall’s Fresh Flavors

Fall is here…and with it, fresh flavors and spices to refresh your palate. This season, I’m supporting local vendors affiliated with Washington’s Green Grocer by receiving a bi-monthly box of seasonal fruits and veggies to my door, which has challenged me … Continue reading

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

  Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, from the Kijabe Cookbook Want fresh, hot cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning, but don’t want to wake up at 5am to start them?  This is a great alternative. 2 cups warm water 2 T. yeast 2 … Continue reading

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OK, so I’m slightly behind in my blogging.  Well, a LOT behind. November and December have been busy months, to say the least. Right before Thanksgiving, my Mom, sister Nora, and brother-in-law Travis went up to NYC for the weekend … Continue reading

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Linguini with Mushrooms, Spinach, Bacon and Fennel in Creamy Shallot Sauce

Every Monday night this fall, I’ll be challenging myself to cook dinners that are either centered around being a “30-minute meal,” “Gluten Free,” or “Meatless/Vegetarian.”  My main goal is to make interesting dishes with lots of fresh veggies and hearty … Continue reading

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I am learning to love cities. There is something so fantastic about the dynamic energy of thousands of people living so close to each other…the endless supply of good restaurants…the joy of walking everywhere…the pleasure of proximity. In the past … Continue reading

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Asian Pear Walnut Carrot Cake

I’ve never been much of a Baker. I like to cook, I like to NOT follow recipes, I like to mix and match interesting ingredients (dating back to my high-school days when my friend Becca and I came up with … Continue reading

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Life-Threatening Lasagna

Well, I have finally made perhaps the greatest hospitality/cooking faux-pas of this year, and possibly, my life! Here’s the story 🙂 As many of you know, here is a basic, mason canning jar. During the course of this year, I … Continue reading

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KUE Picnic

This afternoon, the girls and I enjoyed a leisurely picnic up in the Stocksdales’ backyard. Our original plan for today was to go off-campus to a retreat center, but they had a “lock-in” last night, so were up all night … Continue reading

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.Shuffle & Truffle.

Need a fun, fresh holiday party theme? I decided to make these Chocolate Truffles: *Coconut *Cocoa dusted *Caramel Cinnamon *Fennel Anise Seed Sprinkles The recipe is incredibly easy. CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES 3 (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (14 oz.) can … Continue reading

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Sage Whole Wheat Round Loaf Bread John 6:35 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger…” Hunger is commonplace in Kenya. Starvation is rampant. Yet, I always have plenty to eat. It’s humbling when I … Continue reading

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