We have gone through a season of purging our excess belongings, and one of the things that I’ve purged is all my superfluous cookbooks. So I am surprised that one of the few cookbooks left in my library is a simple “Barnes and Nobles” book called Cook’s Encyclopedia to Soup, by Debra Mayhew. I love [...]
If you know me personally or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been getting sick. A LOT. I went to see my physician yesterday. She believes that I have a medley of things that are making me vulnerable to illness. (1) I likely have seasonal allergies. (2) I may also have [...]
Ive been spending a lot of time experimenting with making fuge from scratch. My basic recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (1962 edition), but I’ve started tweaking it. I have not yet arrived at The Ultimate Fudge Technique, yet, but I will share what tips I have under my apron belt. RECIPE: [...]
The first week, I kept track of everything I/we ate and blogged an update to let you guys know how it was going. But I don’t want to do that long-term. With a busy toddler and a busy life, getting into the nitty gritty like that just isn’t a priority. I do, however, want to let you know how our journey is progressing.
Since I have a big sweet tooth, giving up most desserts is one of the hardest parts of our allergen-free diet. No wheat; no dairy; no eggs…so store bought goodies are pretty much out of the question. Thank goodness we have an ice cream maker! I’ve been experimenting with different coconut milk ice cream recipes. [...]
I’m so hungry.
I feel like I’ve been eating all day. Since I have a toddler, I’ve probably just been “half eating” all day. I admit this while sipping on the second half of my breakfast smoothie at 5 pm; I had to throw it in the fridge for a Phoebemergency this morning.
This year alone, Matt has been sick three times. When he caught a cold, he would be out of commission for an entire week. Which is not normal. This clued us into the possibility that there might be something going on, health-wise, of which we were unawares. So, on the recommendation of a friend, Matt went to see a specialist who tested him for food allergies. As it turns out, he is allergic to A LOT.
I am a novice gardener.
Technically, I know how to garden well, but only in the Northeast. I was raised in upstate New York and even worked as a farm hand near Mechanichville, NY for one summer, a summer glorious with organic soil and heirloom tomatoes. But then I moved to Washington state, and everything I planted died.
Last night, Phoebe woke me up at 4 am and decided it was time to play. I, needless to say, was exhausted. Exhausted the two hours she stayed awake. Exhausted when I nursed her back to sleep at 6:30 am. And exhausted when she awoke again at 8:30. This is my little goofball, playing in [...]
There are two things you must know about me going into this blog post. One: I am a member of my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and pick up foods from my local farm once a week depending on what is in season and what the farm was able to harvest. Two: I hate pumpkin pie. I suppose it would be nicer to say “I don’t really like pumpkin pie,” and that’s what I say when I visit someone who is serving it. But what I really want to say when they offer me one of those big orange slabs is “I’d rather clean your toilet than eat that.”
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)