Category Archives: food

Cuddling Up With Winter

It’s dang cold. Butt-cold, Nathan calls it. Solid weeks of never climbing beyond single-digit degrees Fahrenheit here in icy Saint Paul. But over my many years surviving Minnesota winters, I’ve learned a thing or two and thought I’d share some … Continue reading

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Who Threw My Cheese?

When we first set up house together – or, more specifically, I moved into the house Nathan had already been living in for a month – I discovered an unopened block of cheese in the fridge that was past its … Continue reading

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Chicken Update

Emma and Zack are both hens! We started getting eggs this summer – one or two per day, just right for a boy who likes to have fried eggs most mornings for breakfast and the occasional weekend waffle extravaganza or … Continue reading

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Multitasking Rubberbands

I knew I was saving those thick rubber bands that sometimes come on produce for a reason! And now I can take “jar opener” off my list of things to buy. Thanks wikihow!

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A New Chicken Chapter

Here we go again! Now that we own a house, and spring is around the corner, and the girl has been begging for a pet for months, we’re getting back into backyard chickens. We’ve had hamsters, a mouse, parakeets, a dove, … Continue reading

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Candy Day

With Halloween just past and the big holiday season on the horizon, all while life-as-normal goes on (treats regularly handed out to children all over the place) – I wanted to write today about our family’s method of dealing with candy. … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Yogurt

We love yogurt at our house – it’s a healthy sour cream alternative, great for cooling down spicy foods, a quick and easy dessert when paired with fresh or canned fruit, yummy in smoothies, a tasty and filling topping for … Continue reading

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On a late winter day when the temperature reached 80 degrees Fahrenheit (last Saturday), I made this cool treat for my family and we enjoyed it on our shady front porch. Crazy. The week before, I had bought a discounted … Continue reading

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In June of this year we installed a small refrigerator back into our kitchen. We lived for just about a year without a refrigerator, but we always had our chest freezer running in the garage, and for most of that … Continue reading

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I Say Dehydrate, You Say Water-Bath

It’s tomato time! Tuesday evening I picked an ice-cream bucket and a cardboard flat’s worth of tomatoes from our community garden. Wednesday morning I washed and sliced and filled up the dehydrator with the red gems. Cherry tomatoes are great … Continue reading

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