books read: April 2018

Since I’m trying to get better at updating my blog more regularly and make more timely posts of my monthly reading lists, here’s what I read last month. Some of this was for research, and some (most) of it was for fun. April 2018 Fool Me Once, by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco (print) Give the […]

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Instant Pot glazed carrots, made by Jen.

Jen’s Instant Pot glazed carrots

We ended up with a surplus of carrots this weekend, due to a grocery run and another delivery from Imperfect Produce. Need to cook a bunch of carrots in a hurry? Throw them in the Instant Pot. Using the ingredients we had on hand, I made a pot of delectable glazed carrots. Ingredients and instructions […]

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Spring in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Jennifer Willis.

green smoothie hero

For the past few weeks, I’ve been starting most every morning with a green smoothie. This was after I’d caught the flu for a second time in as many months and was worried about not recovering in time to be able to go to Utah for the Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop. It was about that time […]

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evergreen tree in Portland, Oregon; photo by Jennifer Willis

countdown to Futurescapes

Futurescapes is almost here! I’m headed to the airport today, bound for Utah and the Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop. I’ve been looking forward to this working retreat for a good while, and I remain grateful to everyone who helped make this possible for me. While in Utah, I will receive feedback from my peers and faculty […]

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instant pot: garlic cure-all soup

M has been feeling under the weather lately and I’ve been trying hard not to catch his cold. I’ve made a “cure-all” Côte d’Azur soup in the past and wanted to try making a heartier version of this in the Instant Pot Mini. Also, I had the last night’s leftover chowder for breakfast this morning, […]

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instant pot: veggie chowder thing

At the end of last year, my partner and I jumped aboard the Instant Pot craze with an Instant Pot Mini, and we’ve used it nearly every day since. I love to cook, and I’m frequently more interested in inventing new things and adjusting existing recipes than following someone else’s instructions exactly. And as I […]

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