Cuke & Tom Minis

Cuke & Tom Minis

I had a dinner party to attend this weekend and brought cucumber, tomato, and goat cheese minis. They were really delicious and of course an easy thing to throw together at the last minute. How-To 1 English cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 tomato, sliced into small wedges Goat cheese Water crackers (I used the pepper …

Indoor Plants

Indoor Garden

Today I went to the Farmer’s Market to get new orchids. My last orchids lived for about four years but eventually stopped blooming. The man I purchased them from today was very helpful so I know how to take care of my new flowers a bit better moving forward. Did you know that having indoor plants …

Salad Niçoise

Salad Niçoise

It was hot one in Des Moines today! In lieu of using the oven I decided to make a salad for dinner. The timing was perfect since we just harvested the lettuce from our garden yesterday. Wanting to try something new, I decided to make Salad Niçoise. I came upon a few different versions of this salad …

BrokenShips

Museum of Broken Relationships

A couple days ago I visited the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. The concept behind this exhibit is that in life, we never fail to celebrate engagements, marriages, and births but often times neglect to recognize the significance that broken relationships (death, breakups, divorce, separation of faith, etc.) have on our lives. Based …

Tray

Ice Ice Baby

With warmer temps and increased time spent outside biking, gardening, and walking, I’ve been drinking more water the past few weeks to stay hydrated. While I usually prefer my water plain and room temperature, occasionally I’ll get bored and want something a little more refreshing.  I had a lime and lemon that needed to be …