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Monthly Archives: May 2012
Leela turned one this weekend and a cake was in order! She’s still too little for requests so I decided to make something the adults could enjoy- Divine Chocolate Raspberry Madeleines with fresh berries, brandy and a chocolate glaze so … Continue reading
Tomorrow the kids and I leave for a month-long trip across the prairies. We are going to help cousin Jack learn how to be a big brother…and maybe help my sister with the new baby too. I hope the garden … Continue reading
Why didn’t I think of this earlier? Biscuit sandwiches?…b-i-s-c-u-i-t s-a-n-d-w-i-c-h…a sandwich made from biscuit?….click, there we go- the light finally went on. So over the weekend our first attempt at biscuit sandwiches was a whole family event. Trevor made the … Continue reading
Annette and Bert Wytinck just couldn’t bear to see the old Icelandic church demolished. When the dilapidated Frikirkju chapel went up for tender, abandoned and run-down in 1996, they put in a bid and “signed the papers four days later.” They then moved the old building … Continue reading
‘Primavera’ is one of the most lyrical ways to say ‘spring’. The word alone conjures up images of splendidly pruned cherry trees bursting with delicate pink blossoms, Florentine villas surrounded by thick carpets of Iris and Lilly and heaps and … Continue reading
The trees are blossoming, the bees are buzzing, my garden is being overtaken by weeds and we are celebrating our first fruitful harvest. Rhubarb (and it’s good friend, Chives) is the heartiest thing in the garden and the first crop … Continue reading
Tonight- finally, we had our first outdoor yoga class. It felt so good. For me, yoga isn’t just about getting strong and flexible- it’s about being present. Really truthfully present and connecting (you might even say ‘getting grounded’). The easiest … Continue reading
Thursday night it was my turn to do program at sorority…Wait! Don’t go! Please give me a chance to explain… I know the word sorority comes with a luxury-liner sized chest of baggage, namely snotty rich kids networking their way … Continue reading