A dinner for two: Quinoa and Portobellos 2 portobello mushrooms 1 medium onion 1 Tbsp. safflower or olive oil Pinch of salt 1 tsp. dried chopped basil Black pepper to taste 1 cup of quinoa 1 3/4 cups water (or use vegetable stock) Rinse the quinoa well. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in […]
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The first week of January is nearly past! I have only a few minutes to write this post, so it’s a bit scattered. I signed up to participate in Creative Every Day 2009, so here’s my first post about it. For Christmas I received some culinary items: a jumbo muffin pan, four really heavy cookie/jelly […]
After reading three different versions of The Night Before Christmas about 20 times each today (which I did willingly and happily), sweet Claire is now asleep. She is too young to understand who Santa is or what Christmas is really about, but our little parrot spent the day repeating Santa and (with prompting) Merry Christmas. […]
We were so busy today. Claire loves to “cook soup” and pretend to eat off the spoon. I take sips from the spoon too. She then feeds her stuffed animals. Every time she has a taste she says, “mmMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!” She looks so proud of herself when she stirs. This afternoon she plunked herself in the […]
Y’see, This Is Where The Food Goes
We had a lot of fun in San Francisco. We started later than planned and took the car instead of Caltrain, because Claire was cranky and had a slight fever in the morning, and Husband has been sick. I wanted to see how things would settle out. But it seemed okay to leave them, and […]
Creativity is at the core of my life. At least, this is how I’ve felt for several years. So I’m diving in and will participate in Leah’s 2009 challenge, Creative Every Day 2009. I’m not sure exactly what will come of it, but the goal is to gently inspire my creativity and to see it […]
While including food might be pushing the definition of “art,” I decided that today’s creation would suffice for AEDM. At least it’s a domestic art, and one can enjoying looking at, smelling, and tasting it. I cooked the little pumpkin we bought last month and pureed it, and then I made the bread from a […]
From this: To this: The party was great fun! But our little girl surprised us. She has zero interest in eating cake. She played with the frosting, but even though I put frosting on my finger and in her mouth, she wanted no part of it. She turned her nose up. She’d rather eat fruit! […]
My mother sent a calendar that had gorgeous food photos with the suggestion I might use them with Claire. So today I quickly glued them to Bristol paper, which will make them less fragile. I’ll trim the edges once they are all dry. There has not been much time or energy for knitting or other […]
Scene: Dinnertime, 6:30 p.m. I am standing at the kitchen counter, Husband is leaning against the sink. Me: I swear, Claire seems hungry every hour lately. I’m chopping up some vegetables for her. [Claire is clinging to my butt, whining in hunger.] Him: What did you make for dinner? Me: I made chicken ratatou–ee-yOUCH! Him: […]
For reasons I don’t want to go into (mostly because they’re boring), the past couple days have been rough for me. I am raw and short on energy and patience. At a stoplight, I had my right turn blinker on. It’s an option to turn right on red (unless there’s sign prohibiting it). I was […]
Peas, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and corn (with green beans soon to be pureed). I did this because I can’t find the variety of veggies I’d like to offer Claire in brand name baby foods, and actually, I think this might be cheaper! It wasn’t as hard as I’d imagined it would be.
Claire acts silly, knowing how to bring laughter about, and enjoys herself immensely in the process.
American scones that I have typically enjoyed are triangular in shape and sweet. Usually when I meet a friend at a café I buy one. Since I’m staying home more now, though, friends are coming to visit me, and I like to offer them a goody. This recipe makes a simple, sweet scone that bakes […]