Author Archives: Kym Zest

Four Lessons One Year In

It’s almost our one year anniversary from the launch of our dream business.  It was quite the journey to get to the starting line. It was two agonizing years of what often felt like going nowhere getting nothing done (Things … Continue reading

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Halloween Buckeye Mutation

They started out so sweet and innocent. Simple homemade peanut butter chocolate candies.  The original recipe (Smitten Kitchen) makes them look so elegant.  But for Halloween 2012, in my hands they developed adorable eyes.   Which was what my original … Continue reading

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Berry Red Cabbage

It’s good warm or cold.  It’s both summery and wintery at the same time.  Fruity and earthy. Enough for a crowd or leftovers for the week.  I have a yellowed recipe clipping from the Star Tribune.  I’m guessing from around … Continue reading

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Mango Chicken Curry

This meal that has taken almost ten years of fussing and simplifying to become a regular in my kitchen. It all started January 14th 2008, and I know because the printer put a time stamp on it. This was during … Continue reading

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Rituals of Preparation

Being primarily self employed is both delightful and maddeningly frustrating. The delightful part is being able to do work at breweries, or outdoors, or having sweet and fuzzy work partners. But it is also maddeningly frustrating when I want to … Continue reading

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5 Handstand Lessons

Three years can seem like a long time to be on this weird Alice in Wonderland journey into the world of handstands.  But really my acrobatic training age is barely out of it’s infancy.  It stands in contrast to my … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Salad

They’re here!  After weeks and weeks of anticipation and asking the produce people at my co-op, they are finally in stock. Garlic scapes are one of my favorite very seasonal items.  If you love garlic you need to get some … Continue reading

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Type 1 Fun in the BWCA

It was so easy, and so much fun there is no story, but there is video! (It’s best with the sound on.) Last October, 2017 we had our traditional BWCA paddling vacation.  It was our five year honeymoon anniversary and … Continue reading

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Handstand Goals. So Far Away.

I took on this goal because it was something I always dreamed of.  I had no idea how difficult it would be for me. My journey officially started in January 2016.  I wanted to be able to do many amazing … Continue reading

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Well Above Zero

There are nice things about camping when it’s way below zero.  No one goes through the ice.  Everything is dry.  All the gear feels appropriate and well used. And when you asked “Hey, what temperature is it?” “Well above zero!” … Continue reading

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