its cooked |Kristen Homan | NevaehIndustries | Chef Gretchen Hanson

It’s cooked!

It’s cooked!, today’s guest post, was brought to you by Kristen Homan and NevaehIndustries You can find her seasonings on Etsy by following the link above and in Milton at The Suburban Farmhouse 108 Federal Street Big TA’s You’re My Everything Seez’nan Dip Big TA is a nod to everything bagel seasoning – but it’s not just for doughy breakfast

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lessons motherhood has taught me | Chef Gretchen Hanson

macaroni and mommy time

Life Lessons from a single, working mother    When I was a little girl, I was raised by a single teenage mom. My upbringing was a tragedy in every way possible. I didn’t know much about parenting when I had my eldest daughter at twice her age. As a survivor of child abuse, the biggest strength I had when I became a mother was knowing what NOT to

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Chef Gretchen Hanson | Mexico

mexico my mexico

Mexico my Mexico A culinary journey through the mind of a chef growing up in a border town between California and Mexico. Come take a little adventure with me. Global Flavors: Mexico, My Mexico   The San Diego of my childhood was not the glossy high rises of the center city or the quaint architecture of the Gas Lamp District.

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gratitude | Chef Gretchen Hanson

33 days of gratitude

gratitude We have this lovely little tradition in our house. We circle around the Thanksgiving table and everyone gets to say what they are thankful for. Sometimes the answers are long. Sometimes the answers are only one word. Hadyn when she was first big enough to answer this question, sat very still for a long time and then whispered, “I

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Fear is your Friend | Chef Gretchen Hanson

fear is your friend

Fear is your friend Last month, I was climbing down into a 100 foot deep cenote in the Yucatan. A cenote (z-no-te) is a water filled sinkhole and part of a connected underground river system. All rivers are underground in Mexico and when the limestone above collapses you have a cenote or ultimate swimming hole. In the Mayan culture it

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