CSA vegetables, eggs, and chicken

Purposeful Eating and the Search for Umami

"When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology." --Dan Barber I've always been a picky eater. For me, food has always been an inconvenience. An annoying necessity. For some, stress is a time of over-eating; for me, it has always been the opposite: when I get stressed or anxious, I forget (or don't feel… Continue reading Purposeful Eating and the Search for Umami

Emerald Bay State Park

Little River Roundtable | Spring 2015

Woah! Time flies when you're having fun (or your life is really busy, either way!) Let me tell you about some cool things that I did this Spring (shh, I know we're in Summer now. I'm definitely behind on writing!): PAX East 2015 This past March 2015, I attended PAX East for the first time! And by… Continue reading Little River Roundtable | Spring 2015


The Magic of Snails on Your Face

Snails. Adorable little mucousy animals found in a variety of habitats worldwide. Besides being famously gourmet, did you know that snails are also incredibly good for your skin? More specifically, the gooey secretions from helix aspersa snails are said to facilitate the regeneration of wounded skin tissue, as well as reduce redness, wrinkles, blemishes, and scars. All you… Continue reading The Magic of Snails on Your Face


Little River Roundtable | Winter 2015

What's going on in Brooke's world?? I. Think Dirty Ever wonder what's REALLY in your makeup? What about your lotion, or favorite shampoo? If you're anything like me, reading the ingredients listed on most of our common toiletries makes about as much sense as quantum physics. If we're to take the advice of intelligent articles like this one,… Continue reading Little River Roundtable | Winter 2015

KonMari Clothing

「人生がときめく片づけの魔法」| My KonMari Journey [Part 1]

Every so often, we read a book that changes our lives. Such was the case when I picked up Kondo Marie's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (人生がときめく片づけの魔法), a book I read in a single afternoon, it was that engrossing. "What could possibly be so interesting about cleaning?" you… Continue reading 「人生がときめく片づけの魔法」| My KonMari Journey [Part 1]