Monthly Archives: July 2014

Preschool Carpentry 101: How to Build a Birdhouse

Today started out as a lesson in the basics of carpentry, and it spontaneously evolved into building a birdhouse. I initially set out some wood, nails, screws, screw drivers (one flat head and one Phillips), and a hammer. Then I … Continue reading

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Tonight, while watching Master Chef on HuluPlus, I developed a craving for truffles, so I whipped up this old stand-by during the commercial break. It’s slightly modified from Charlie Trotter’s recipe in the book Great Chefs Cook Vegan, by Linda … Continue reading

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Homemade Heel Balm

With summer in full swing, my feet–particularly my poor, dry, cracked heels–need something even thicker and more nourishing than homemade body butter. I looked for a recipe online, but I couldn’t find anything that was just right, so I wound … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew

This flavorful and super-simple stew earned me the following praise from Zander during last night’s dinner, as he gobbled down his second helping: “Mom, you cook like a chef! Chefs never make anything that tastes bad, and this is not … Continue reading

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Homemade Bubble Mix – for blowing bubbles (not for bath)

After last month’s disappointing attempt to make homemade bubble bath with Zander, I was reluctant to try this, but I am so glad that we did, because it works beautifully! Zander loves blowing bubbles (what kid doesn’t?), and he usually … Continue reading

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Bruschetta Quinoa Salad

Here’s another great use for leftover quinoa!! I was delighted to find this recipe by Nicole MacPherson on the Yummy Mummy Club blog. It is designed to be a salad in a jar (which I love), but I made mine … Continue reading

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