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Fermenting Kraut

I had the good fortune this past weekend to attend a great kraut workshop given by Lisa Herndon of Lisa’s Counter Culture. It was a small, intimate group, and we got to talk about the basics of fermented foods, the health benefits, and our previous successes and failures. I’ve made sauerkraut in the past, following […]

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Quack Oink Scramble

I have been missing my meat lately. While I have honed my cupcake and cookie skills, I’ve missed some of my favorite paleo meals, like slow cooker short ribs and meaty breakfasts. So this morning, I stared deep into my messy fridge and started pulling out things. Including a rather sad bunch of kale, yesterday’s […]

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Loved is Better Than Crunchy

I came to the conclusion that a healthy, happy mom and a formula-fed baby with a full belly was better than an exhausted, desperate mom and a breast-fed baby with a full belly. (Im)perfect Parenting: I suck at being crunchy by Natalie Green I love this. As a happily mostly-crunchy parent, I cannot stress the […]

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Finding Joy in Imperfection

Finding Joy in Imperfection See those hearts on the right? I made those. You know those school projects where the kids are supposed to bring in something innocuous, like say, valentines? And you realize with dismay that your five-year-old is more likely to cut off her pinky than cut a heart-shape a dozen times over?

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Consistent Parenting

“The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli I’m aware that it sounds like inconsistent parenting is a kind of parenthood that you get to start and stop at will, and oh, how I wish that was the case. I would love nothing more than a pause button at four a.m. when […]

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Picture Cook

Ever wondered why cookbooks have so much text? Even the lovely glossy pages of your favorite food photography cookbook still typically have written directions. Why is that? Born from this question is a wonderful cookbook from Katie Shelly. “More of a designer at heart than an artist”, Shelly has created a entire cookbook that replaced […]

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How the Average American Spends Their Paycheck

This is first in a new series called Knowledge Fridays. While this info might not be directly related to kids, parenting, or cooking, I think it’s interesting food-for-thought for the weekend. Of course, being married to a European, I’m curious to know how these numbers line up against the typical consumer in Scandinavia. Beyond that, […]

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Toddler, Dress Thyself

As soon as they were interested in rummaging through their clothes drawers, I’ve encouraged my kids to dress themselves. This is mostly because I’m lazy; why dress my kids when they’ll save me a few minutes doing it themselves, and have more fun in the process?

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The Easiest Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake

Sometimes, I love taking the long road when cooking. There’s something unmistakably comforting about homemade chicken soup, breads, pasta and pizza. And then, there’s the typical Monday night. I don’t feel like any kind of long-form cooking. It’s too early in the week to even think about ordering something for dinner. It’s the kind of […]

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