Carrot Banana Bread with Toasted Coconut

The toasted coconut in this banana bread lends texture and fragrance to an otherwise familiar and comforting classic. I like adding shredded carrot for moistness and a nutritional punch. Alternate titles for this recipe: "cleaning-out-the-cabinets-before-we-move banana bread," "banana bread that bakes while Leah naps," and "recipe brainstormed while eating brunch at Southern Lights with sister" We …

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In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because They Give You Material for a Lifestyle Blog

OK, so this post's title is tongue-and-cheek. 'Cause this a blog about COOKING and WRITING, though Leah and I did have a pretty fun time in Minneapolis last week. So here’s a few more pictures from the trip, and explanations that go with them. Again, the highlight of our short vacation was definitely the frozen …

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In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because You can Hike Frozen Waterfalls

Leah and I have been MIA for a bit because we went to Minneapolis. A question we got a lot while planning, going, gone, and after returning was, “Why?” I think this was mostly with the implied addition of, “Since it is so cold there.” Thus, what got into us? Well, the short and best …

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Feeling Very Strange: A Fantastic (Scifi?) Short Story Collection

So, is slipstream fiction a genre? As I first wrote when starting to read Feeling Very Strange, an anthology that tries, in part, to exemplify just what slipstream fiction is… I don’t think it is. I’m not sure if there are any stories here that don’t already fall under the regular speculative fiction umbrella, and …

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