Our Squid, Ourselves

Some women dwell in complete darkness, at unfathomable depths. They emerge only at night, rising to the surface to feed. READ MORE

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Sea Monster

Congratulations, and surprise! What an exciting time. There's a lot going on in there! Here are a few tips to guide you through the next nine months, as your body starts to go through some big changes. READ MORE

Parmesan-Curry-Cashew Tuna Salad

I thought summer was ending when I took this picture out my window on September 1st. But of course, it suddenly got hot and lazy again, and this weekend my daughter was back to wading in the cold creek, pitching rocks, and cracking up as the water soaked us both. Afterwards, when we were both impossibly muddy, I just wanted to come inside, turn on the ceiling fans, slouch into my chair, and gobble up something cool and delicious. Lately she’s been hooked on cream cheese and jam on toast, with lettuce, chickpeas and yogurt on the side. But maybe because it’s September—a new year!—I felt ready for change. READ MORE

What a Girl Wants, According to Gmail Ads

"With the Promotions tag visible, that American Express ad goes away. But when the Promotions tag is disabled, there's the ad again. It's a game of Whac-A-Mole: Google will shove an ad in front of your eyeballs, one way or another." READ MORE

Mother Holle Yogurt Ghost

Previously: Hey, Girl. Hey, Yogurt Face.

Natalie Eve Garrett has new prints here for you.

Grandma Witch Brownies: Zucchini, Almond Butter, and Dark Chocolate Chips

Do you remember reading Strega Nona as a kid, or maybe 10 minutes ago, 10 times in a row to your own kid? You know, Grandma Witch, the one who works magic with oil, water, and a hairpin? The stories generally involve magic gone awry—most famously, when the magic pasta pot floods the town with pasta. (Oh Big Anthony, you’ll never learn!) There’s also a harvest Strega Nona story, in which a garden keeps growing and growing, demonstrating yet again that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. All of this brings me to August, and to zucchini. READ MORE

The "I Dare You" Chickpeanutbutter-and-Honey Bars

Once upon a time, there was a piece of straw, a piece of coal, and darling little bean who escaped from an old lady who wanted to kill them. They banded together and set off on an adventure. When they came upon a brook, only the bean stayed behind. The straw and the coal tried to help one another across, and they both “died”, and then their pal, the bean, watching from the shore, laughed so hard he exploded. But then a wandering tailor saved him! Whaaat? The moral of the story is that beans are crazy. READ MORE

The Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Muffins

The first time I cooked with coconut flour, the muffins came out all soggy and wrong (though weirdly delicious anyhow). The second time, there was an avocado incident that we won’t get into here. But the third time, I felt like Goldilocks tucking into her third bowl of porridge: finally, it was juuuust right. READ MORE

Hey, Girl. Hey, Yogurt Face.

Once upon a time there was a girl with a yogurt face. She had dark molasses hair and eyelashes, and red Sriracha lips, but the rest of her face was just plain yogurt. When she'd float outside, the boys would cry, "Hey, Girl!" and she'd flash her hot smile.  READ MORE

The Lentil-Coconut-Oatmeal Cookie Bars

They took her beautiful clothes away from her, dressed her in an old gray smock, and gave her wooden shoes. "Just look at the proud princess! How decked out she is!" they shouted and laughed as they led her into the kitchen. READ MORE