DIY Iced Coffee

There is something about summertime in Ohio that makes every day carry a bit of vacation sparkle with it. The sunshine is abundant, the birds are singing from dawn until dusk, and the hot breeze coasts gently along the lush greenery decorating the trees. People are happier and life seems pretty grand. These glorious months demand an extra special way…

Caramelized Onion Jam

Father’s Day sometimes gets overlooked in the hustle and bustle of June, but I wanted to make sure I took the time to recognize the special men in my life. First, my father. When I think back to the kind of man my father was (and still is), I remember the fact that he has always…

Sweet Potato Hash

When I was in graduate school, a point that was constantly repeated by professors to us students was to always avoid talking about two topics when working with patients: politics and religion. Both are polarizing and highly personal and it was advised to stay mum to avoid potentially¬†unnecessary conflict. While I agree with my instructors,…

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Rhubarb is a fabulous, yet highly-underrated opening act for Midwestern summers. This perennial plant is here for a brief moment of time, but it seems it’s always overshadowed by the flashier and super popular Ohio strawberry. I love strawberries, too; but rhubarb will always hold a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my late maternal grandmother, Grammy….