The great thing about a waffle iron is that the hot iron squishes and hides a multitude of healthy stuff. Inside each of those little squares are hidden flax and chia seeds — and you would never know it. Why flax seed? Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, but also, [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
When the seasons change, bringing new scents, new foods, new routines and new faces. And sometimes there is something different — you can almost feel a change coming through the wind as it shifts. For those times, there is nothing quite like jumping on a swing, and letting go until your feet get grounded again. [...]
Since I started letting my hair grow longer, I’ve been in this constant battle to pull my hair back with something. I’ve been smitten with those vintage button bobby pins on Pinterest, signing with a “someday I’ll make those,” refrain. Lucky me, the boys asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, and it suddenly [...]
We’ve had gorgeous weather for the last few days. I planted the cold weather crops in the garden, and raided the refrigerator to plant lettuce and leeks. And, I weeded. It’s surprising how big the dandelions have grown in such a short amount of time. I couldn’t “pull” them out — their roots ran deep. [...]
I love bread. But I rarely eat it. It’s the bad carb. This is about to change. For about three months now, in between feeding a family of six, heading to Disney, while the snow has fallen, stopped and the sun has shone bright and warm, I have been faithfully feeding a sourdough starter. I [...]
The boys have been eating up strawberries like they just might be the last strawberries on earth. Yesterday, I thought I would make them a bit special, by attempting to make a Meringue cake from a post I found on a German website. Chrome translated everything, OK, but I had a little trouble with the word Rohohrzucker, [...]
It’s amazing to me how quickly certain herbs spring back to life, bearing bright green leaves while the grass is still golden, and the trees haven’t even begun to sprout. Chives, Rosemary, Sage — already green. This has been happening for quite some time, as it is well beyond the golden gray stage of winter [...]
I’m not mentioning any names… but I overheard one boy talking to the others about a new life-saving technique, recently discovered at a recent sporting event: “So, we had nothing left to do, when it was time to clean up, so we didn’t want to get in trouble for just standing around… so we walked [...]
I’ve always told my boys that there is nothing quite like the sensation of having a horse eat an apple, right out of your hand. You must experience it at least once. So, on our way to our Uncle’s house, we, of course, forgot to stop and get an apple. Typical. Luckily, we had a [...]
I needed some business photos to showcase my newly re-designed business blog. I thought the pictures from our trip to Napa in 2011 might work: Like this one: First, I turned it into a sepia tone, and then added some compelling text: In between there were days, weeks and months that I spent re-sizing the [...]
I love it when he gets an idea in his head. He grabs a stack of paper, and his favorite artist tool of choice, The Sharpie… and he goes to work, flinging page after page, working straight through lunch… until he gets it JUST right.