Category Archives: Food

Holiday preparations

Over the years we have visited several Christmas tree farms. They vary in their attractions and amenities (some have cider and wreaths and goofy photo ops and warming houses full of ornaments and other Christmas stuff and some don’t) WIth our recent move we found ourselves with two no nonsense christmas tree farms that are both neighbors […]

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Apple Pie Extravangza

  Ben attended a class at Sector 67 (Madison’s maker space) called The Chemistry of Baking in which he learned how to bake an apple pie from scratch. Since that time he was been itching to make the apple pie recipe at home. For our friend thanksgiving this year, Ben and Nora decided to make […]

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Joint 5th and 8th birthday

It is that time of year again, birthday season.  For this years birthday we made tamales and margaritas. We made this recipe for the margaritas by the gallon and they turned out amazing. The kids got to pick their flavors of Jarritos. We had a lovely party and the kids were able to celebrate with family and […]

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Strawberry picking

I have been wanting to pick strawberries for several years. Events and weather have conspired to make that impossible. This year we had to be out of the house on Sunday morning during the inspection, and that in combination with the fact that it was my birthday weekend, meant I got to steer what we […]

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The best thing you can do with squash

Even though it has seemed more like spring than fall the last few days, sunday afternoon Josh took some of our bountiful Harmony Valley CSA squash and made it into one of my favorite soups ever. I love this soup, really, really love this soup. Josh made a triple batch so we could freeze some […]

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when life give you apples…

make applesauce! Ben didn't have school on Monday and we had a bag of apples from the orchard. Nora napped and Ben and I made applesauce. The pictures could have been better and the applesauce was a bit tart (we had only a couple of teaspoons of sugar in the house – oops) but it […]

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Muffin Tin Lunch

I am trying to mix things up a bit this summer and so I have been trying at least one new kid thing a day. Reading other peoples blogs has been a great source of ideas. Today, I tried a miffin tin lunch. The idea is from sycamore stirrings and she does Muffin Tin Monday, […]

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Not your hippie’s canvas bag

Now you should know that I have nothing against hippies or canvas bags; however, we got these adorable little bags about a month ago and they kick the canvas bags booty and they are super cute to boot. They are called Envirosax. The five bags roll up and come in their own little pouch that […]

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