Certainly not those sticky gluten laden greasy globs sold at gas stations. (That could be a fun tongue twister with the kids though!)
No, the donuts that I had this morning were Donut Peaches – organic and fresh off the tree [...]Continue Reading →
Ah, the mere thought of blueberries makes me pucker.These small dusky globes that grow so close to the ground pack a punch of flavor. The big Jersey berries full of sweetness and moisture, how they pop with goodness!
We are blessed with blueberry season unfurling right now.
This passion for blueberries has inspired me [...]Continue Reading →
Oh do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.
Oh do you know the muffin man who lives on Drury Lane?
Oh yes I know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.
Yes I know the muffin man who [...]Continue Reading →
It’s summertime! Time for sunny beaches, cool running rivers, crashing waves and getting out the garden hose. Summer is the time when we become the most aware of, and celebrate our most precious resource…. WATER!
For years I would remember to water my plants in the heat of summer, but I would [...]Continue Reading →
A rich stock makes a delicious and nourishing base for soup.
Chicken, whole, half or parts, the bones or carcass from a roasted chicken bring very rich flavor Garlic, skin on 1 good sized Onions, skin on, quartered 2 or 3 Carrots, chopped 2 or 3 Celery leafy ends and ribs 2 Tablespoons apple cider [...]Continue Reading →
Tuesday is our soup day. The barley is soaking.Put on your aprons and set to work if you are making soup today:
Set out a cutting board, a knife or a julienne/crinkle cutterfor each person and a bowl for the cut vegetables Wash the carrots and celery with the children Chop the onion, garlic, carrots [...]Continue Reading →
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
Thursday is our bread baking day. Bread baking is satisfying and deeply nourishing to children and adults for so many reasons. Bread baking may seem a bit [...]Continue Reading →
Ahh, the lovely Month of May. Images of children dancing around maypoles, Mother’s day and the sudden burst of verdant green all come to mind. I look back on parenting my boys when they were small and realize that some of our best moments of wonder occurred during May when the earth seems [...]Continue Reading →
Easter eggs can be fun to dye, paint and decorate. Often we end up with more eggs than we know what to do with. Here are some ideas for using hard boiled eggs.
Egg Salad Sandwich with tapenade (black olive paste)
chop the eggs, add a little mayonnaise that has a dab of mustard stirred [...]Continue Reading →