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Donuts for Breakfast

On August 4, 2011 By

Well…..sort of.


Not really.

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 […]

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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 […]

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On July 1, 2011 By

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 […]

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Pease Porridge Hot

On June 18, 2011 By


Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) hot (clap partner’s hands),

Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) cold (clap partner’s hands),

Pease (clap thighs) porridge (clap own hands) in the (clap right hands only) pot (clap […]

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Pea and Lettuce Soup

On June 17, 2011 By

Lettuce Eat Soup

I sometimes call this soup the mystery ingredient soup and ask guests to guess what the ingredients are. No one guesses lettuce. But lettuce it is. And delicious and just right for the moment when spring peas and lettuce are ripe and ready from the garden. The children love […]

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A rich  stock makes a delicious and nourishing base for soup.


Chicken, with meat on the bone, whole, half or parts, the bones or carcass from a roasted chicken bring very rich flavor, a whole chicken makes a large pot of a full flavored broth with plenty of tasty meat to eat Garlic with the […]

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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 cutter for each person and a bowl for the cut vegetables Wash the carrots and celery with the children Chop the onion, garlic, […]

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Bread Baking

On June 2, 2011 By

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh  butter, the greatest of feasts.”

~James Beard

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 […]

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Food for the Soul

On May 15, 2011 By

One Family’s  Journey Towards Whole Healthy Nutritious Food


As full time farmers in Michigan, growing, making and providing most of our own food is a standard part of each and every day. We have a small herd of Nubian dairy goats and a large apple orchard. Still, it is expensive for us […]

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Green Wonder of May

On May 10, 2011 By

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 to […]

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