a season of incredible plenty

It’s bound to happen in the fall, the season of plenty: an adult version of elementary school lunch plays out in the land of the CSA pickup. The boxes are…

are beans truly Instagram-worthy?

Are beans Instagram-worthy? As much as I appreciate good food porn, I admit to feeling that part of the reason Americans no longer cook from scratch is that we feel…

zucchini glut

It’s zucchini season—and if you don’t have neighbors guiltily leaving you their surplus under the cover of nightfall so as to avoid detection, consider yourself very lucky! I have four…

you say soft serve, i say … creemee?

You say soft drink, I say soda. (Just please don’t call it pop.) You say soft serve, I say creemee. Tomayto—tomahto. Potayto—potahto. Philly cheese steak, Cincinnati chili, Chicago-style pizza, New…

6 ways to tame the kohlrabi monster

For some reason, when my kids were little, they invented a kohlrabi monster, who lived in the (then unfinished) basement of our house. It did have the effect of keeping…

Am I in climate change denial?

To everything there is a season…. Some of you might know where in the Bible that line comes from. And I know at least half of you went there: turn,…

Confessions of a picky eater

Thanks to a long, cool, wet Spring, this year’s peak produce season is about two weeks behind schedule, and the sense that the long-awaited tomato season is probably going to…

Back to the kitchen

When my husband took his job at University of Michigan, we had just bought a house in Southern California—and I mean that literally: the morning of the day he found…

#eatmorekale

Spring is here—which in Michigan means the temperature still dips below 40ºF and yet the upper limits (in the 60s) are starting to show up more often than the dips….

Vitamin P(ee)

One of the principles of Integrative Nutrition® is the idea of bioindividuality: what is healthy for one person may be toxic to another, whether we’re talking about secondary foods (what…

What’s for dinner, Mom?

what’s for dinner, mom? For a working woman, that one innocent question at the end of the day can cause a lot of stress. (Yes, yes, I know men cook,…

Food porn fast

‘Fess up: did you binge watch the first season of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix? Because yeah, I did. And I read the book in 2015. I saw…

Soup weather

what happened? That’s right: I’m baaack! Thanks to everyone who reached out and said, “What happened? Are you alright? I didn’t see a new blog post last week!” Yeah, I’m…

I can hook you up … with some good bacteria!

“I fed my sourdough this morning.” “What? What sourdough? Who’s got sourdough? I want some!” “Liza got it for me.” “Oh! That reminds me, Liza, can I get some more…

Overwhelmed in the kitchen?

Join me Tuesday, January 16 at 5:30pm at Argus Farm Stop on Packard for a hands-on introduction to meal planning. Argus is a next-generation farmers’ market whose mission is to…

Belly up to the [fill in the blank] bar

It’s a gray early Sunday morning in Ann Arbor—even I sleep in most Sundays (sometimes even as late as 7am 🙂 ), but today is my first 5K—nope, just walking—and…

Granola | GOOD 70s hippie food

Back in the 90s when I was working for a caterer in Boulder, CO, one of my coworkers also hailed from Vermont. The two of us would often talk about “back home.” Jordan,…

Because taxes. (And because chocolate.)

A few weeks ago, after finally registering the copyright for Fl!p Your K!tchen, I asked a question of my Facebook hivemind: what tasks do you put off and put off and…

The buzz in the kitchen

Seventeen years ago, I spent Labor Day in labor: Happy 17th Birthday to my firstborn! This year, I’m spending Labor Day weekend on the final revision of Fl!p Your K!tchen. If my…

The 101st Way to Cook Zucchini

It’s that time of year – when gardeners start leaving “gifts” of zucchini on their neighbors’ doorsteps in the middle of the night so they can’t be refused…. This recipe…