Category Archives: Recipes

today

Today was just an ordinary day. An ordinary sunny, winter day. For some reason I felt very present and enjoyed lots of little moments today. This morning brought time at the YMCA. School for John, exercise for me. Complete with … Continue reading

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pickles and friends

With a garden being fairly non-existent for us this year, I can only rely on the generosity of others to fill my pantry. But, I’d rather work a bit for my wares. And my friends and I (and the kids!) … Continue reading

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ballusters and grilling

We are eating dinner at the new house most nights of the week now. Daddy works, kids play and mama cooks. It keeps us together, but also helps us get (just a little bit of) work done each night. Last … Continue reading

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Natural Laundry Soap

I’m not posting anything that is groundbreaking here folks.  I’ve seen it before (here and here and plenty of other natural family living blogs!).  I’d been thinking of giving it a try for, oh, 3 years or so.  But my sis-in-law … Continue reading

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The Grassroots Foodie

Deeeee-licious cold sandwiches from Collegetown Bagels & Ithaca Bakery….we got the Tuscan Turkey and Sweet Southern Chicken.  Oh my. Camp breakfast! Our grill work: Fresh veggies on skillets! A potato burrito from Vegetarian Oasis….amazingly garlicky mashed potatoes rolled up with … Continue reading

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Things we love…

Summertime = Smoothie time! Oh how we (minus daddy, I think) love smoothies!  You can put together so many wonderful, healthful things!  The concoctions are endless!  Fresh fruit, over-ripe fruit, been in the freezer since 2003 fruit!!  (Yes Summer, the … Continue reading

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In the kitchen….

A glimpse into the kitchen for a day! I started off with my favorite (and easy!) fresh bread dough from Mother Earth News. Yeast and Coarse Sea Salt (1.5 Tbsp of each): Next, adding warm water (3 cups; and having a … Continue reading

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