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by Kelsi in , ,


It finally feels like spring around here. My peas are coming up through the dirt, the rhubarb is thriving and the morning light is returning.

The last several weeks have been intentionally quiet and lovely. Lots of time in the kitchen and increasingly more time digging in the garden in between the rain showers. Lots of music, little news. Lots of thinking about my work and composing a meaningful life, and that my son will be turning five in a few weeks. It feels like a proper spring renewal.

On the music front I've been listing to Bon Iver's latest album 22, A Million on repeat. Specifically this song cranked up...

I bought a set of these multipurpose stainless clips last year and they remain one of my favorite and most useful things in the kitchen...

I also love this little strawberry huller...

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I have a few pairs of jeans that needed an update and I was inspired by these photos...

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Above image from    Could I Have That

Above image from Could I Have That

So I got out the fabric scissors and hacked off the ends to give them new life, and now they are pretty perfect.

I first learned about the Ooni pizza oven last fall and we finally ordered one. I gotta say, it is pretty epic. We are making pizza for a crowd for my son's birthday so I've been dough recipe testing and practicing my skills. The winner is the dough from Franny's...


The recipe is in Franny's cookbook (which Melissa Clark co-authored) and also in Melissa's newest one. In her book the recipe is in grams which I prefer and also makes it super easy to double or triple the recipe. (We let it rise for the full 48 hours by the way.) You can also find the recipe online here.

Happy spring!