Category Archives: Food

Blueberry Picking

We had so much fun strawberry picking that we returned to the same farm for blueberry picking two weekends ago.  The berries were tasty and plentiful, and we had a great time.  Baby C got dirtier than he’s probably ever … Continue reading

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Strawberry Picking

I have fond childhood memories of berry picking.  My dad’s side of the family would all get together and go to a local farm to pick strawberries.  I can remember hot, sunny days and eating more strawberries than I put … Continue reading

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Checking In

Wow, it’s been almost a month since I last posted.  Life has gotten crazy.  A few updates: Adoption – we met the expectant parents on April 21.  The meeting went really well, and they seem like great people.  She’s not … Continue reading

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Homemade Hard Cheeses

I took a major leap in my cheesemaking adventures by making not one, but two, hard cheeses in the past two weeks.  My farmhouse cheddar wheel is waxed and aging and my colby wheel is still drying.  I followed the … Continue reading

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Dried Fruit and Crispy Nuts

Since J’s classes are back to back, he doesn’t get a break for lunch; he needs hearty, non-messy snacks to get him through the day.  Homemade granola bars work out well, but a little variety is nice.  Instead of stocking … Continue reading

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Fromage Blanc

When we were in Ohio over Christmas, I picked up a bunch of cheese cultures at Lehman’s, including a few packets of fromage blanc.  According to Home Cheesemaking, it’s a French cheese, similar to cream cheese but with “fraction of the … Continue reading

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First Sprouts

The weather has been so gorgeous lately!  It’s really motivated me to get started with my garden.  Last fall I saved some seeds from our San Marzano and Brandywine tomatoes, and mid-last week I planted them in homemade seed pots.  … Continue reading

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