My Michigan Grocery Options

July 30, 2019

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to be a contestant on “Supermarket Sweep,” a game show that culminated with people running through a supermarket at top speed.

It wasn’t a good show, but it was fun, and it combined two of my favorite things, Read the rest of this entry »


That Time I Cooked and Ate Chicken Livers

August 23, 2018

I consider myself an adventurous eater, and recently had quite the culinary adventure. I made myself a chicken liver dinner.

I’ve only had liver a few times in my life: I’ve tried Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things Week: Funky and Fresh Farmers Market Finds

August 9, 2018

WHOA! These are some loooooooong beans!

Guess that they’re called? Long beans! (Other acceptable answers: Chinese long beans, yardlong beans, asparagus beans and snake beans.) And they’re just one of many exciting new-to-me purchases from the farmers market. Read the rest of this entry »


67 Miles of Biking in St Joseph, Michigan

July 8, 2018

Say hello to my dragon buddy!

I met him while vacationing in St. Joseph, Michigan. We watched July 4th fireworks from the bluff, spent lots of time at the beach, and had lots of quality family time. I also biked a lot. Over seven hours, split between six different workouts! Read the rest of this entry »


So Many Colorful Meals From One Farmers Market Outing

July 2, 2018

Check this out: Purple string beans!

Oh man, I love oddly-colored vegetables, so when I saw these at the farmer’s market, I was all in. I bought some purple ones, along with regular ol’ green beans and yellow beans, and steamed them for a meal last week.

And then tragedy struck. Read the rest of this entry »


My Early Morning Swim in the Detroit River AND a Visit to the Largest Farmers Market I’ve Seen

July 31, 2016

I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?

dip-my-toes-in-the-water

In addition to Read the rest of this entry »


Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole

May 31, 2016

Shocking Confession Time: Before this weekend, I hadn’t been to the farmers market in a couple years. There was a time, about 5-6 years ago, when I was going every weekend, but my habits changed. This weekend, I was reminded how much I love it. Check out this haul!

farmers-market-haul

I went with Sarah and Allison, the day after Read the rest of this entry »