If you've never heard of a pawpaw, don't feel bad — I only learned about them a few weeks ago myself. Well sort of. I'd actually been hearing about them for months from Sam Consylman, one of the farmers at the Livengood Family Farm stand at the South … [Continue reading]

California Here We Come


Yay! So we just found out. Ben has been assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. We're moving some time around the New Year to Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego.While there are many things I will miss about Philly — pretzels, the Fair Food … [Continue reading]

Homemade Granola Bars


Ben, my husband, about to begin his third phase of training as a Marine Officer, has one more obstacle to overcome: a 14-hour “field exercise.” Although I can’t say I know all the details, I do know he’ll be hiking through the woods of Quantico while … [Continue reading]