Archive for the 'Baking' Category

Dec 20 2016

Journey Bread

I have been baking bread for my family since I was pregnant with Gabriel… that’s a good nine years of healthy, delicious, economical goodness right there. I have come up with a couple different staple recipes that I can whip up easily and consistently. My typical loaf bread includes whole wheat (ground right in my […]

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Dec 06 2016

Domestic Outfitting by “Little Outfitters”

Excuse me, please, while I take a moment to give a proper shout-out to my friend Hollie and her home business, Little Outfitters. Ladies, I want to have babies, decorate my house, and be up to my elbows in flour just for excuses to use these things! Save your dollars or create a Christmas wish list, […]

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Mar 25 2016

Savoring Friendship & Cookies

It was obviously an early day of spring. Grey clouds and blinding sunshine danced together. Robins were bouncing happily around outside while it rained. The fire roared in our living room stove, schoolwork was spread on the table, the baby was fussing, and the big kids were doing anything but focusing on their books. I […]

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Mar 14 2016

Pi Day

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For March 14th, I embraced my inner geek and surprised my hubby with pies. It was, indeed, a happy Pi day. Turkey pot pie, followed by pecan pie. Delish.

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Apr 06 2015

Easter Lessons

This year, we went out of our way to do a few more hands-on lessons and Easter preparations with the children. The older they get, of course the more they grasp ~ and it is delightful to hear their own 6, 3, and 2 year old sized insights into why we do the things we […]

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Mar 24 2015

Goodness Rising & Multiplying

Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than it is useful. Necessity is the mother only of clichés. It takes playfulness to make poetry. ~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p40~   Courtesy of one of […]

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Mar 16 2015

Sous Chefs

Gabriel made muffins by himself for the first time last week, complete with doubling the recipe which meant adding fractions. I love how he wears my childhood apron, and how he made himself a chef’s hat to complete the uniform. Asher and Evangeline continue to delight in chopping veggies and herbs for dinner prep, measuring […]

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Feb 26 2015

oh, spaetzle!

It was spaetzle that brought me to my senses. Spaetzle, if you do not know, are the very flower of all foods made with flour. They are tiny bits of soft noodle dough, boiled to a light and lovely perfection, and served with butter or gravy. It took only one taste of my wife’s first […]

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Feb 19 2015

Date Night: Daily & Divine

Food and cooking are among the richest subjects in the world. Every day of our lives, they preoccupy, delight, and refresh us. Food is not just some fuel we need to get us going toward higher things. Cooking is not a drudgery we put up with in order to get the fuel delivered. Rather, each […]

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Feb 06 2015

this & that, on gluten free food

It’s not, actually, strictly, about food for me. It’s about what happens when we come together, slow down, open our homes, look into one another’s faces, listen to one another’s stories. … It happens when we enter the joy and the sorrow of the people we love, and we join together at the table to […]

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