Hi! I'm Emily.
I'm a Culinary Arts graduate, wife of Matthew Nordby, and follower of Christ.
I love talking, writing and thinking about food and cooking.
I also love things like fitness, long walks, wine, craft beer and movies.
Here is a quick and dirty list of things I’ve learned during this past Lent season. I gave up social media and news and I’m grateful for the experience! If I want friends, I have to work for them. This is not entirely news to me. But sometimes we forget the obvious. When I was… Continue reading 4 Lessons I’ve Learned
My God, it has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post! I haven’t forgotten about this blog, in fact, there is an irritating, nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me that I need to write more. FINE. Let’s start by talking about Lent. So sexy. What is Lent? The 40 days… Continue reading Lent 2019
Oh how I’ve missed you! Let’s get straight to the point of this blog. Pure indulgence of life. 2 weekends ago Matthew and I went on a beautiful 2.5 hour scenic drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to a winery in Los Olivos along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. The morning we set out on… Continue reading Vino De California
Here is a great rant and recipe to kick of the weekend! I love nothing more than to sleep in with my hubby (7:30am) on a Saturday or Sunday and make my own brunch at home. I don’t like going out for brunch. It’s pretty much the worlds laziest meal, but to me, it just stresses… Continue reading Weekend Waffles and a rant.
I’ve read on the internet somewhere that “lactation cookies” are a thing. This got me curious. What is a lactation cookie? Is it just a regular cookie with a gimmicky name? WTF does it all mean? Once my friend, Narae, delivered her healthy and beautiful baby girl, I decided it was time to research some… Continue reading Banana Bread with Benefits
We said “I Do” on 6/9/13. In three years of marriage we have: lived in 3 different states, earned 2 degrees (1 per) held 5 or so different jobs, owned 3 cars, adopted a cat, drove half way across the country, had many fights, laughed, cried, experienced loss… When I take the time to reflect… Continue reading On Marriage: Thoughts and Ramblings
Several blogs back, I mentioned that I had an exciting personal breakthrough. I’ve heard that its “bad” to talk about your goals because it can give you a false sense of accomplishment, thus you never achieve our goals. But in this particular case I think that line of thinking doesn’t apply and I’m going to… Continue reading Exciting plans, Tamales, and trying new things.
This weekend I helped to celebrate my sweet friend Narae’s baby shower! I jumped at the chance to make a cake for this special occasion. I seriously find so much pleasure in planning a cake for any kind of celebration/event. Cakes can be so pretty and I love how they symbolize celebration! It’s not everyday you… Continue reading Spring Showers Bring Lemon Cake
Remember when I said I was going to blog 30 days straight? There is one more day left in the month and so far I’ve skipped a couple few days towards the tail end of this majestic journey. Like I’ve said before, I’m not beating myself up for not being perfect – who knew? It’s… Continue reading This month is finally almost over and I’m so happy.