Duendesday: Pulling her weight…

{life with a curious and crazy 11 yr old} Our lovely Godzilla has been changing at a shooting star rate these days – she is taller, smarter, stronger, sassier, and coming to grips with change. Up until now we have been following a loosey goosey Waldorf-style education (I think the only Waldorf aspect is theContinue reading “Duendesday: Pulling her weight…”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Pappa al pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bread Soup)

I spent a week or so in Tuscany a few years back, traveling for school, and tried some of the local fare; Pappardelle al cinghiale (Wild Boar Ragu pasta, which I had to try a couple of times because it was soooooo good), Panzanella (Bread Salad, see J’s version – I love it more thanContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Pappa al pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bread Soup)”

Duendesday: Baking and Excitement

{life with a curious and crazy 11 yr old} This little peach loves to plan/host/make goodies for parties. Duende is a hostess with the mostess. A slight sign of rain and she’s making a Thundercake (see Patricia Polacco’s book of the same name, recipe in the back). Any talk of ripe bananas and she’s whippingContinue reading “Duendesday: Baking and Excitement”

Happenings on the Homestead

Many plans – expanding gardens, rebuilding fences, opening horizons; all sound like practical possibilities and philosophical processes at the same time. We are retooling how we go about the gardens this year. With the concern of the avian flu, and our reduced layer flock, it seems like a good time to readdress how we freeContinue reading “Happenings on the Homestead”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Wallop with Cheesy Beer Dip

How do you like your fondue? or raclette? or queso fundido (flameado)? Melted cheese in any country sounds like a sensual sort of heaven to me. We once watched an international cooking show which featured old women on some (likely) Mediterranean island melting cheese in a fire with two sticks, they had to stay inContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Wallop with Cheesy Beer Dip”