Hearty Split Pea Soup for a Snow Day

Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!  It’s been an interesting past week here in Portland.  This is a city that is not accustomed to snow, and it snowed.  Turns out SNOW=STANDSTILL.  The first week of winter term classes was a washout, and the exam for which I’d been so diligently preparing was cancelled on Friday…

Spicy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Okaaaay, it’s January!! New Year’s has always been a holiday I sort of wish would go away.  Celebrating a new year in the dead of winter, jammed right up after the Christmas revelry, just seems a recipe for exhaustion.  This year I managed to avoid the entire thing by getting extremely sick without warning  at…