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Feb 14

Grateful for yesterday – Another blizzard, another healing day at home. Except for the part where Ella didn’t want to do school, and instead of remaining calm, I got really frustrated. It happens. Partly, I think it’s time to set our math block aside and move back to writing. Partly, I need to chill out […]

February 8

  I’m not exactly sure what to say about this past month. That we’ve been working lots, and sleeping little? That it’s been one of the most challenging years of my life, and we’re only in February? Both of those are true. It’s also true that we’ve been working hard *together*, which is a blessing. […]

Jan 23

Loving: our new tables. The new Liquid Love – peanut butter hot chocolate. Opening a farmstand and epicerie fine at our cafe (photos soon!). Serving our community with honesty and love. Not loving: all the franchises moving into our small town. Pipes that are still frozen. Mostly, though, just grateful, and doing the work that […]

January 20 – Oyster Artichoke Stew

It’s been too long since I shared a recipe here, don’t you think? Most of the recipes I cook (and share) are everyday recipes, humble but delicious goodness. Sometimes we need something really special, though. This soup comes straight from my childhood – my grandfather would make this every Christmas, and now it’s what I […]

Jan 17

  These last weeks have been an excellent reminder, that if you’re having trouble feeling content with your normal life, the universe will happily supply a lot of chaos to help you remember. Highlights have included equipment breaking, a piece of our bedroom ceiling falling in in the middle of the night, a one-week construction […]

A Dinner Menu for Early Fall

(fennel slaw – so tasty!!) This weekly menu went over quite well here – perhaps you will like it, too Monday: leftovers, and salad Tuesday: (breakfast for dinner) omelet, salad, biscuits, green smoothies Wednesday: pulled pork, homemade tacos, fresh corn & bell peppers Thursday: (soup) Carrot Tomato Soup with corn, deviled eggs Friday: (most of […]

Love What You Love

(Ok, so I just wrote this whole post, and then lost it.  Let’s try again.) I guess you could say this is my mantra these days – Love what you love.  I really mean it.  I’ve been realizing this year how much time I spend doing things I think I should do, instead of what […]

Summer Classes!

After lots of customer requests, we’ve got two really delicious, fun classes lined up for you this summer, both taught by Adrie.  We only have 15 spots for each class, so reserve your spot quick – sign up at or you can send in a check (more info below). Thursday this Fall (Date TBA), […]

Now We Are Six & A Pyramid Cake

  Now she is six.  We celebrated over the weekend at a local pond with a few friends, which was simple and lovely.  I brought a big bag of popcorn, asked everyone to bring water bottles, and we brought a cake.  At first, she wanted a castle cake, but she’s obsessed with ancient Egypt, so […]

In Which the Baby is Better

It’s been at least a month now, but I haven’t told you, because I was afraid to jinx it, afraid that it couldn’t possibly be true. But it is true – the little baby man is totally healed, and can eat everything again!! (I thought at first I’d post a photo of myself chowing down […]