Bread and cookies

Bread and cookies

Ok, this is turning into the whole wheat chronicles, I know, but I’m sure it will wear off soon. Today’s treats: fresh hot bread and cookies (we made those last night).

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Paffles!

Paffles!

So we broke our streak of p-foods. But these waffles are good! We were all pleasantly surprised how excellent these hard whole wheat waffles are!   UPDATE: I used this waffle recipe, with the 100% whole wheat variation, and substituted maple syrup for the sugar.

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What “p” food shall we have next?

What “p” food shall we have next?

Warning: guest post. So H has decided that I (j) should write this post about … drumroll … our latest investment. Now. The term investment is a bit of a joke ’round these parts (our home), because of its utter misuse by H. She will come to me with the most sincere of looks, usually some sort of advertisement in hand, to tell me of the latest thing she’d like to have. And it’s always presented as an investment. “J, I really think we should invest in (such-and-such).” And that such-and-such might be anything from air freshener to bird seed. She used to truly misuse the term; now it’s pretty much just a household joke. It’s a good laugh. So, all that to say … … this one really is an investment. It...

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February 14th

For Valentines Day 2011 we’ve been visited by chicken pox! Currently, just c has them and I must say they appear to be a mild case. We have two more kids to go…but so far they have been a breeze! Ha. We’ll see what the future holds, I may regret saying that!  The hardest part is being “banned” from public and friends. I think we’ll stay in for the next two weeks just to be safe since the incubation period is soooo long. But the chicken pox didn’t spoil our Valentines Day. The kids made cards for each other and for Daddy. Poor Daddy isn’t feeling well himself  so he didn’t organize the kids into card making for Mommy. The highlight of the day for the kids was Mommy making a rare, and I mean rare, batch of...

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We’ve Got Snow!!!

We woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland yesterday! I heard reports of snow from the weather man but didn’t put any stock into what he said…and then was shocked to see a good solid 8-10 inches! It is certainly the most snow I have seen in seven and a half years here in the Upstate of South Carolina. I have loved looking out the window and seeing the snow covered trees for the last two days.  The birds have been swarming our feeder and I’ve refilled it twice this week! We see cardinals, chick-a-dees in abundance, titmouse, and gold finches most often. There are several brown birds that stay on the ground below the feeder that I haven’t identified yet. The boys, notice I say, “the boys” have been outdoors sledding with the...

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Cob Oven Cultivating Community

The 36-Hour Dinner Party article from the New York Times sat on the computer screen for several days. I knew what was in our future. These are the sort of things dear j loves to experiement with; I am (generally) happy to follow along. This little experienent has consumed much of the weeks in the months of October and November and I am sure we are wiser for it. The site was chosen, a friends house…although I am sure our backyard will soon be graced with a similiar beehive shaped fire breathing oven. The first test oven was built mainly without our assistance, but we were able to eat much from that first little cob. Cookies, breads, venison, pizzas and the most delicious plum crisp my mouth has ever savored. I know something magical happened to that crisp as...

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