Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
We are expecting our first frost any day now. We still have about 75-100 each of roma tomatoes and various hot peppers to harvest. These are the few we grabbed today. We are giving the rest until Friday and then everything gets harvested ready or not. What do you have to harvest before the frost hits?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
We love broccoli and we love soup. So why not have them both. Place cleaned broccoli,stalks included in a steamer and steam until tender. Next place half the steamed broccoli in a Vitamix or high powered blender with one cup of vegetarian broth. Transfer to pot. Blend the other half with vegan milk, 1/2 an onion, 3 cloves of garlic,1/4 cup of nutritional yeast, and salt to taste. I used homemade cashew milk.
We are in year five of being gluten free. I have tried many home made all purpose gf flour mixes. My version is inspired by Aneliese Robert's mix in,"Gluten Free Baking Classics". I simplified mine to just using two flours and two starches.
3 cups of white or brown rice flour.
3 cups of sorghum or millet flour.
3 cups of tapioca starch.
3 cups of potato starch.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
IThe hobbits and I love everything pie, cobbler, and crumble. This crumble includes apples we recently picked from a local orchard. Peel and core 10 apples. Place sliced apples in a pot on the stove with vegan butter, cinnamon, ground clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Add chopped walnuts and sweetener to your liking. Cook all ingredients until apples become tender but still slightly crisp.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I love canning. To me it's extending that homemade home cooking love throughout the whole year. Today was round one of applesauce. Peach applesauce is so delicious. In the upcoming days I will also can strawberry and blueberry applesauce. I also used my vitamixer which allows for healthier applesauce that includes the whole fruit except stems, seeds, and stones.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
I am learning to take it slow as we journey the Waldorf road. There is so much to learn. This is week three and we finally started math. It was fun. We are doing the geometry block. Today we practiced making circles. Circles in circles, overlapping and standing alone. The first graders is on the left and third graders is on the right.
The picture is not great so I will explain. Each morning our circle time will be a morning offering prayer, verses and candle lighting. Then faith lessons and reading time. M-Th math as my girls love math. They both play instruments and will practice daily. We will do language and history on M,T & Th. Fridays will be devoted to handwork, form drawing, friends and field trips. We will bake on Monday and Thursday. Science of our choosing is on Wednesday.