in the kitchen

Blue skies in February & the first hint of spring

Listening to Bruce Cockburn, specifically his Crowing Ignites and Speechless albumsI'm always, always, always with a little kitchen helper by my side. Today we made toasty butternut pancakes (a favorite recipe for a very long time!) and superhero muffins. He handed me carrots to put in food processor, cracked eggs (messy, lol), whisked batter, helped me oil muffin pans (with a silicone brush), turned the crank on the nut grinder, and splashed about in soapy water.Sunshine-y walks, outdoor playdates, and the chance to actually talk while the babies played...

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2020: A year in review

As I wrote in my 2019 year in review post, "Once this is done, I can look forward, with clearer eyes, a lighter heart. I so often feel lighter from observing the heavy pieces one last time before putting them to the side, emptying my hands in order to take up the next year in our life." I still resonate with that statement. Knowing that some things are meant to be set aside before proceeding and some might need to be carried on a bit longer...

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Glimpses of our new home + fall happenings

Our home isn't "finished," but I did want to share where it is at the moment, in progress, still wonderful for us. Still our home that we love. I've felt especially thankful to be here, with Nicholas and Cooper. A place where I spend so much of my day -- preparing food, eating, feeding cooper, cleaning up, etc...

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Life lately, early September 2020

Treat Yourself Tuesdays. Still happening, and still so fun. This week, we did bentonite clay masks, foot baths, and started the extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring. I prefer to watch series on these nights to avoid the decision fatigue of deciding what to watch...

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Summery favorites, July 2020

This blueberry banana muffin recipe for Cooper. He loves them. Plus, they're grain-free and have no refined sugar, since they're sweetened with bananas. I love the protein and fat from the additional eggs and ghee, respectively...

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