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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Moss Balls, Air Plants, and Succulents (Oh My!)

For Valentine’s Day I gave Leah four babies. Her babies are green and round and fuzzy, but no, they aren’t tennis balls! Her babies live underwater and come from Japan… by way of Amazon Prime. They’re called marimos, or Japanese moss balls, and by far they’re the strangest plants I’ve ever seen. There’s four of …

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