Cloudy summer day? Bake a pie.

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 We’ve had plenty of days like this lately, but in my opinion, it’s the best weather for berry-picking.   We have farms like these a few blocks from our house, which makes it convenient.  And the best part is the baking with … Continued

Bruschetta

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One thing I love about summer is growing and eating.  I was inspired by my mother-in-law’s potted herb garden, pictured on my last post.  As we left their place just outside of Bellingham, we stopped at Trader Joe’s and I … Continued

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

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It’s been exciting growing our very first garden. I’ve actually been surprised at how eager and involved the kids have been watching things grow, picking, and of course eating.  We eat the zucchini raw, or baked into things like these … Continued

Festive Suet

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It seems that almost every Christmas, we make treats for the birds.  Sometimes we make popcorn chains, sometimes, pinecone feeders tied to the tree with Christmas ribbon.  The snow we’ve had brings lots of birds in search of food.  A … Continued

Homemade Banana Bread

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Thank you so much for your comments on my last post about Reggio in the classroom.  I’ve been meaning to post this project for weeks, but now that I am working again, I find I spend much less time at … Continued

M&M Cookies

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Well, having experimented a bit, I have come up with a new layout for my recipe book, which is quick, easy and I like the look.  I saw this beautiful layout that Kathy over at katiemaedays created, and she told … Continued

How to Make Caramel Apples

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One rainy night, something exciting was happening in our kitchen. Can’t say that some samples weren’t tasted. It took awhile to unwrap all the toffees. We got the sticks from Michael’s. One thing to warn:  The hot caramel is very, very … Continued

Best Homemade Chilli

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One of my favourite meals for cold winter days, or even rainy ones, is homemade chilli.  We do ours in a crockpot: fill it in the morning and scoop it out at dinnertime. Like all our favourite recipes, this one … Continued

Homemade Crackers

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If there’s one thing that kids love to eat, it’s crackers. But I never feel that great about giving my children crackers because they are full of added starch, sugars, oil and other preservatives. Have you ever heard of making … Continued

Peach Season

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I have to admit, I’m enjoying the slower pace of the days at home with just Myles now that both the girls are in school all day.  So we have time to leisurly browse Kin’s Marketplace and, maybe it’s just … Continued

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