Pie Contest

I entered my first and last pie contest today.  The experience was fun in some ways, but ended up reminding me why I prefer to cook for people I know and love rather than for money or prestige.  Some how when there’s judgement or money involved some of the fun is taken out of it.  … Continue reading Pie Contest

Welcoming Autumn

Today night and day are of equal length.  The darkness will now grow until the sun is reborn on the Winter Solstice.  The children and I decorated our Autumnal Equinox altar yesterday and talked about plans of apple picking and leaf piles.  Tomorrow we are having friends over to do more celebrating and on Sunday … Continue reading Welcoming Autumn

Banana muffins

I know I haven’t blogged in awhile. It’s just…well, that’s just me. Sorry.  Anyway, I love muffins for kids (and myself), but I don’t like how they’re basically tiny cakes loaded with sugar. So I made these up to have no refined sugar, with plenty of whole grain and a pop of protein. I think … Continue reading Banana muffins


I have been feeling under nurtured lately. I’m not sure if I need more care from my family or from myself, but I know I have over extended.  When the end of the day comes I have little energy for any personal pursuits and instead fritter away the evening on YouTube and mindless clicking.  I’m … Continue reading Nurtured 

Cooking and Reading

Easing into our fall/winter rhythm, which always feels a lot more intentional than our summer routine. We live in a place that gets very cold for a large part of the year so outings include a large amount of time putting layers and outerwear on. One thing is for sure though, we always do a … Continue reading Cooking and Reading


Tis the season of spice and pumpkin, warmth and hearty meals. The business of summer is fading away and the slow sleep of winter approaches.  One baby is a year old now. Running around and getting into mischief. The elder is now closer to a little boy than a baby.  The wheel turns.           … Continue reading Autumn 

Catching up

I had the stomach flu and a lot of things fell apart. Well, maybe not fell apart, but I feel as if I’ve been playing catch up ever since.     “Kitchen Sink” granola always makes for an easy breakfast. Plus, I like cleaning out my little bits of nuts and dried fruit.     Time for … Continue reading Catching up