Wednesday, April 28, 2010
So that's how I do it. Most recipes can be be made allergy friendly and put into pretty binders. I hope that this was helpful to other families out there.
I would love to hear from other families to see how they do it?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sanding the bench with uncle.
Finally the completed bench. My brother is into construction and woodworking and yesterday seemed like a good day to be outside and work on a wood working project. Out came the wood, nails, hammers, drills and sanding machine. It was a lot of fun to watch. What is a shame today is that schools focus so much on testing and job preparation for the global market that life skills are tossed aside. What happened to life skills aren't they important too? Well I guess between the craft & cookbooks, hardware stores and thrift stores we'll start our own wood working, metals, shop, cooking and sewing sessions in the yard. There is never a shortage of ideas here and I guess you are never too young to pick up a hammer and nails and hit them into a log or some wood.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The project I'm eyeing is a potholder made from felted wool. Those sweaters I shrunk a few months are going to come in handy for this future project.
The recipe binder well this I finally put together and tabbed for new recipes that I have not tried yet. All those recipe printouts go in here once they have been finagled (to be allergy friendly) and family tested and approved they go into my cooking or baking binders.
Well that's what's in my hope chest. What I love about this concept anyone can have one. Big or small, wicker or not it's for you to work on in the near future or much later in the future. A typically traditional idea but with a modern twist that hopefully will carry on for generations around here.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Trying to follow what Lise's does with her kids in her program. Go out no matter what the the weather is like just have the right gear. It's spring and the kids are in snow boots and jackets so that it's ok to get muddy on a light rainy day. A couple of handy items for science and discovery magnifying glasses and binoculars! I wonder what they discovered.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Dairy-free & Egg Free Oatmeal Cookies
Notes: The baking powder mixture replaces 2 eggs. I use canola oil for my baking. Next time maybe I'll substitute half the flour with whole wheat pastry flour I forgot this time.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I'm suffering from TMS Tired Mama Syndrome. I'm sure many of you out there suffer from this. It hits anytime and whenever it wants and the symptoms are making moms just plain pooped out. Fluctuations in weather from 90 degrees to 60 degrees, kids with loads of creative energy all at the same time and endless questions that I don't have answers to are main the culprits. Possible cures lots of tea or coffee, limited sunshine, sleep and taking it slow by breaking up the day into chunks. The main cure I do believe that has been helping is keeping in mind if today was my last day did I do what fulfilled me and did I inspire and convey that to my family?
May you to have an inspiring day!
Day 4: The camera was at home while all the kids were outside late in the day throwing a ball, reading on a blanket and picking dandelions.
Day 5: Continuing those morning walks and doing some rock climbing.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I'll probably post when I can a couple of pictures with a few words separate from my regular posts. I look forward to seeing your outdoor challenge fun.
This mornings walk learned to respect the buds so they can turn into flowers. Pick only ones on the ground.
Join in on the outdoor fun!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Beat the dairy free margarine , sugar, vanilla and baking powder mixture till creamy. Then add in salt and baking powder. Slowly add in flour. This batter can be mixed by hand or with an electric mixer. Cove and chill in the refridgerator for at least one hour. When ready to bake preheat oven 350 degrees. Split the dough in half, roll it out and cut out with cookie cutters. Place cut out dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly brown. They may look undercooked but are not. Do not over bake. Remove cookies from cookie sheet, let cool and decorate.
Since we are on subject of baking a couple of nights a friend and I got to meet Molly the author of A Home Life at a book signing. It was great to hear her speak on how she came up with idea of the book, her philosphy on food and about Delancey. If she is in your area definitely worth seeing her but if not enjoy the book it's a memoir with lots of delicous recipes. Just like the book I left the book signing hungry for good food.