A Slow Fall Rhythm

I have a thing about me: it’s a drivenness, an ambition, a go-go-go, more-more-more attitude, and it’s a very productive trouble-maker. I’m not overly loud or social or outgoing – I’m actually most comfortable as an introvert, holla to my blanket, sweatpants, and hot chocolate on the couch – so if you meet me, you might not realize that this never stopping never stopping never stopping is a deep rhythm of my brain, my head space, my mental reality. This way of being has brought me many good things – like a job teaching 4th grade at my dream school 7 years ago when teaching jobs were scarce, and now a food blog that I built from the ground up that literally pays the bills …

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Just a Check In, Plus… Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Just a lil’ check-in see how you’re doing with all the weird stuff happening right now. Plus I’m sharing a fav right now – tomato soup and grilled cheese! Hello friends! We meet again, and yeah, life is really giving us some hard times. Most of us are (I hope!) probably doing some version of shelter-in-place as we attempt to ride out the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of us are probably feeling the hourly alternating emotions of “I can do this” and “I don’t think I can do this.” We are working on some new things for the weeks ahead, and I am anxious to get those things into the world for you. But for now, I’m just …

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May Coffee Date – 2019

SPRING IS HERE! Okay fine I did turn on the heat today for a second (eye roll) but I am just declaring, SPRING IS HERE! This post contains referral links for products we love. Pinch of Yum earns a small commission on these links at no cost to you, and the links will always be marked with an asterisk. We ♡ honesty! SPRING IS HERE! Okay fine I did turn on the heat today for a second (eye roll) but I am just declaring, SPRING IS HERE! Which is kind of hilarious because hey good thing spring showed up in time for June 1st?! What is this. Big sigh. I am so ready for these long, bright, 75-degree days! Here’s …

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The Quarantine Report: Episode 4

FLOWERS! They are blooming! We go on walks and just sit and look at them and Solvi waves at them from her stroller. There is at least a 99% chance that newly-blooming flowers can save us all right now. How are you all doing? We just got word that Minnesota’s stay at home order is now extended for another two weeks. What is the situation where you live? Can you get outside? Are you feeling heavy and dull (been there) or is spring slowly lifting your mood like it is for many of us here in Minnesota? Here’s a recap on our week in quarantine. Overall Honestly I didn’t really think this day would come, but here I am reporting …

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14 Low Sugar Snacks That Actually Kind Of Taste Like Dessert

Sugar is weird, right? You want it, and you love it, but you don’t want it, and you maybe kind of avoid it, even though you like it, because too much makes you feel terrible. #complicated I have found it so interesting to experiment with removing and reintroducing sugar into my life over these last few years. In January, I brought you guys along with me for Sugar Free January with a whole month of refined sugar free recipes. It was actually super delicious because I think we were all reminded that, shocker of all shockers, you can actually still eat really good food without sugar in your life! YES PLEASE! THIS IS AMAZING! A lot of ice cream has …

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The Food You Need to Be Eating at Target Field This Summer

Alright, kids. You know that feeling you get when at a sporting event that you are medium-interested in (sorry, baseball) but crazy-excited about for food reasons? And you start to realize that it’s about time for your first food purchase of the game, and this moment is golden, right? It is a blank slate of possibility – WHAT ARE YOU EVEN GOING TO GET? But then, reality hits and you start to run through the possibilities. If you get the polish sausage, you might regret it and wish you had gone for the more adventurous noodle stir fry from the wok stand. If you go with the non-traditional walleye sandwich, you might sit back down in your seat and suddenly …

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What You Should Know About St. Paul Right Now

It’s so close to our house that I’ve driven by it every day on my way to the studio without even trying. But yesterday Bjork and I actually got out and watched and listened and learned and wrestled with some hard feelings at the intersection where Philando Castile was shot. The news / online narrative about all that’s going on right now seems to be: hate. tension. fear. protests that have become violent. It’s overwhelming and heavy and desperate. But here’s what I want people to know, since not everyone lives within walking distance of this and not everyone will have the chance to see this firsthand. I want you to know that yesterday I was there and I saw a different story. There were …

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For the First Time Ever

Out of office! And for good reason. ❤️ For eleven years now, we’ve been going to a cabin with my family and spend the better part of ten summer days boating, eating lunch on the dock, reading, and picking wild blueberries so we can make blueberry pancakes when we wake up at 9am. We = me. It’s a slow and peaceful season that I look forward to literally all year long. But ever since Pinch of Yum came into existence five years ago, this time at the cabin, for Bjork and I, has still been a time that almost always involved some amount of work. Early morning drives into town to connect to internet at the library and respond to urgent emails, late …

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Holiday Gift Guide: Pretty Gifts for Fashion Lovers

This Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by the Honest Company. And please note that I use all of the products listed below, and please note that they are things that I find cute, lovable, useful, crush-worthy, delicious, and very giftable. And please note that I ♥︎ your awesome self. Today we’re talking about gift ideas for the person who loves fashion! I am lucky to have a few fashion + style lovers in my family and close inner circle (I’m looking at you Stephie) and their cuteness is always a good influence on me and my love of yoga pants/slippers. You’ll see mostly girl stuff here today and that’s just how it’s gonna be this year. GO GIRL. Maybe next …

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Europe or Bust

The number of firsts happening here is all a little mind-bendy. This is my… first: time writing a post while connected to the internet from an airplane – like literally from the sky. As in right at this very second I’m literally IN THE SKY. We’re so living in the future. first: time writing a post from my iphone! WHAT! I feel so modern and sneaky. mobile all the way. first: big trip where I’ve left both my laptop and my DSLR camera at home. 😱 You don’t even understand. My carry on feels like a dreamy soft pillow – light and free and yayyyy. Thank you iPhone 7 plus for being a phone, camera, and computer. and most importantly, first: …

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