Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk – November: Join me for a chat by the fire (or oven with cookies baking, same thing), catch up, chat, and maybe enjoy a few sweets with our coffees, teas and everything in between. 💞

gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip bars against a brown backdrop with a bowl of pumpkin pie spice

Well, hello there. It’s been a loooooong while since I’ve had a chance to really, truly say hello to you. And if you’re new: hello! for the first time ever.

What’s been going on over here? Well, Erik and I moved!! (shocker), we bought something big, and we tried some new things. So grab a cup of something warm, a cozy blanket, and join me for a little chat.

Then, let me know how you’re doing in the comments below. I truly loving hearing from you. 💬 🫂

Let’s go!

⬇️ We’re starting to take process pics for our recipes so y’all can truly feel like you’re in the kitchen with us–and make it easier to see how to do the recipe. (Shoutout to fellow visual learners!) Here’s a sample from peanut butter granola bars.

two pics of granola bar mixture being added and smoothed in pan.

We moved (and moved, and moved).

So, last time we spoke, Erik and I were considering buying a house. But first(!), we had to find somewhere to move. We searched high and low for somewhere suitable… And if you’ve been with us a while, you know what Erik and I have lived *everywhere*. Okay, we’ve definitely not lived everywhere, but we’ve lived in a lot-a lot of places in the U.S..

So we took a bunch of time researching… and researching… and researching. We wanted to find somewhere warm, super sunny, and somewhere that suited our personalities. And, we found it.

For now, we’re gonna keep the location under wraps for privacy purposes, and we hope you understand. Too many spottings have happened, and it’s definitely spooked my mom and Erik out more than once… lol.

But just know, we’re happy. After 18+ moves in less than 13 years, we’re finally happy. We picked the right place, and it feels darn good to find somewhere that’s truly home.

We bought a house. 🏠

So, once we found the state that felt like home, we had to find a house. And, as you may have guessed, it was not an easy market to enter into.

We moved a few times during this period to accommodate the house search and it was mad. Like, British “mad” aka crazy. Lol. We lived out of boxes for a good long while, and the blog suffered a bit because of it. We’re settling in and getting back into kitchen testing, and we hope you’ve been enjoying everything we’ve been sharing.

Okay, back to the house buying. So, how can I sum this up in as few sentences as possible without rambling since house buying was just nuts?

We searched high and low, kinda fought (okay dramatic) to keep our wants in place, talked extensively about what to do if we couldn’t find a house in the next year (finding a more permanent apartment, moving to another city, etc.), and scrambled to juggle everything without losing it.

And finally, when we were just about to give up and/or tear our hair our and move to space 🚀 (can you imagine), we found it.

Our perfect-for-us home. It’s bright, happy, open, and so full of joy. We’re just learning where to start with this whole homeownership business, and kind of gawking at the fact that we actually have a backyard (shoutout to city dwellers because we never had one during all of our years out there).

But, we’re happy. 🙂 How about you? Any new moves? Anyone out there buying a house during this wild time? Did you like what you settled on?

Overhead shot of the apple bread recipe on a serving board with apple slices

We started a new series (unofficially).

Stay tuned for all of the delicious recipes to come. Just know that we heard your requests for savory recipes and are on our way to you! We’ll be starting things with simple and easy vegetable-based dishes and grow from there.

Please let us know what you think throughout the month! Our new recipes are definitely our babies. 💗 In the meantime, check out these wonderful new fall recipes: 🍁




pouring maple syrup over whipped cream on top of vegan pumpkin spice pancakes

It’s your turn….

How are you? What updates do you have for me? Any big plans for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below. It’s always a pleasure to hear what’s been new with you.

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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  1. My daughter bought her first house in February, so I know exactly what you two went through. Ugh! But she is so happy now that it’s over and she loves her house. I am so happy for you and Erik. Owning your home is the best…you can do what you want with it and make it look like “you”. Best wishes to you both. Definitely looking forward to new recipes too. I have an entire binder of your recipes I’ve printed out, all organized into categories. All of your recipes are great. Thanks so much!

    1. Right?! The entire journey was certainly a wild, unpredictable ride, but the results were so worth it. Please send my congratulations to your daughter! So true what you said about being able to do what you want and making it look like “you.” I’m so happy that you’re continuing to love my recipes and hope you enjoy what’s to come, Victoria. Sending you big hugs & loads of gratitude. 🧡

  2. Ugh! Lost my message when I left to get the URL for my blog! I’ve followed you for years and I have seen your face which is lovely but you have not seen mine. I was saying congratulations to both of you on the house and for being brave going into that this crazy time! Anyway I hope you get a chance to poke around my website. Until then, adieu and take good care! ❤️

    1. Aw darn! That totally stinks… Thank you so much for your kind words. It certainly was a ride! 😉 It’s awesome to see that you have your own blog and have a place to express yourself. ♥️ Thank you for sharing! Take care, love!

  3. I am glad you found a place to call home! We live on 10 wooded acres and we love all the nature that surrounds us. I am vegan for the last 3 years after being 20 years vegetarian. I developed gluten allergy like many of my extended family members. I enjoy your recipes and trying them out, I am a “yaya” to my 22 month granddaughter whom I watch 3 days a week. So I like to make healthy options for her to try as well. Starting young helps to stay on the path to go habits in eating!
    Good luck in your new home!

    1. Thank you, Sheila! It’s been a loooong search, but this might just be our forever place. 🙂 Oh wow, those 10 wooded acres sound absolutely amazing. The view must be GORGEOUS! Yaya: aww… I love that! I can only imagine how cute she must look calling you “yaya” while enjoying your healthy treats. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy all the new recipes coming your way. ♥️

  4. Excited for you to have found your dream state & home (at least for the time being)! My guess would be that you moved to Florida, but that is because I live here and your description seems reminiscent of how we describe the state, weather and our home. We have been here for 13 years now, spent 30 in upstate NY, and 20 in NE OH. The fresh air and sunlight is wonderful. I still stay that – even though I live in Lee County, FL – Cape Coral specifically, that was ravaged by the recent hurricane (10.28.22). Things are still rough for many, but there is a huge commitment to healing and restoring our area.

    Blessings on this new season of your lives, may it be filled with much joy, cherished memories in the making – and lots of recipe development.

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! ❤️ Fresh air and sunlight can truly do wonders. 😉 I can’t imagine what you and the folks in that area are going through. Erik and I send lots of love and good thoughts to y’all. Here’s for continued hope & healing. 💗 We’re also sending you so many blessings back–for new beginnings, a joyful holiday season, and so much happiness. ✨

  5. More vegan gluten free cakes and other things please? Thank you for all your recipes. I have enjoyed making some off them.
    Paul Rousell ( iam gluten free vegan )