Okay, this post is totally not because I'm anywhere near getting ready for birth! I haven't had that urge (yet?). But I imagine this advice is plenty pertinent for quite a few of you, or someone you know. There are so many things I wish I had known before getting pregnant and giving birth, things I wish I had prepared for. If there is a third baby in our future, I'll definitely being trying a few of these tricks!
Remember that popsicle article I did for Edible Wasatch? Well, it turns out the Frog Egg Popsicle recipe makes a darn good Frog Egg Pudding too!
I love this time of year. The garden seems to be putting its all into the final celebration of the season. Everything's coming in abundance. There's something tender about it; the plant sacrificing for its posterity, feeding us, bringing a certain grace and serenity to the changing of seasons. Here's what our garden is looking like as we pass through summer into fall.
I've been really excited to share this book with you. The first night we had it I sat up reading through all the projects. We're definitely incorporating it into this year's homeschooling routine.
I was flipping through a magazine at my mother-in-law's house and came across a "happiness quiz." I used to love those seventeen magazine quizzes! The quiz was a series of twentyfive statements that you were supposed to rank from zero to four (never feel this way to always feel this way) and then tally up your score. Skimming through the statements, I thought, If I ever get around to meditating daily (it's one of those things I really want to do, but it keeps not happening...) this list would be the perfect to think about! Doesn't it make you feel great just reading it?
Kale chips are super easy, but there are a few things that can ruin a perfectly good chip. Here's how we make them, and my five no-fail tips for perfectly delish, crispy kale chips!
I (almost) always listen to my dad; he's full of sage, fatherly wisdom. But tomorrow I'm especially excited to listen to him as he reads his in-progress novel on Maine's community radio station! The novel is based on a real life art fraud (he writes for the Maine Antique Digest, so this is kind of his thing.) He and I trade manuscripts and editorial advice so I've seen several versions of the story, but I'm excited to hear the polished piece he's reading tomorrow. A long time ago he was also a radio DJ for a folk music show; he has a great dramatic voice:) You can listen in here Thursday at 10AM eastern time (the three writers are being interviewed after the local and national specials).
Here's a post I did for Plan to Eat with links to a few delicious recipes using homemade soft cheese (or just regular mascarpone, or goat cheese, or something similar). Our homemade cheese rarely lasts long enough for me to turn it into anything else, but I'm really liking the sound of the honey and vanilla flavored spread for fruit...
Sam said to me today, while we were talking about how Vivi was born two years ago today, "Isn't it amazing how she's grown?" Ha, I love it when little kids say grown up things. We celebrated at home, just the four of us. I have to say, I think it was one of our most perfect birthdays yet.
So, despite my inability to sew buttons onto a few dresses (still not done...), Sam somehow caught me at a good moment and convinced me to help him sew a rabbit for Viv.
There are certain things about life here on earth that are sometimes just too awful, too gut-wrenching, too unbearably sad for me to even think about. Too many of these things have to do with women. And although it's hard for me to think about all the suffering that is happening, right now, at this very moment as you are reading this, I want to do something.
I'm taking a little summer vacation. Well, not really, life still continues as normal, I just won't be visiting this space quite as often. I sure wish I was off to fritter away hours and days just reading on the beach! Someday though, someday I will spend an entire summer at the ocean, with a sandy stack of books.