Category: Fun in the Kitchen

Making pizza

I try to let the boys help me in the kitchen. It isn’t easy for me, it requires a lot of patience and more planning than I’m used to, plus the kitchen gets even messier than when I cook (and I am a messy cook!). They really enjoy cooking though. Making homemade pizza was right…




Nibble, nibble, gnaw, Who is nibbling at my little house?

I purchased this pot from an old woman who lives in a cottage made of candy in the forest.




Cookie Making Time

This morning the boys and I made sugar cookies. Dough was eaten, icing was tested, and sprinkles were slightly over used. ūüėČ (just click on a picture if you want to see it bigger)



How I save all the recipes I find online

If you are like me, you love to find new yummy recipes to try. I find most of my new recipes from other people’s blogs. Apparently we all really like to talk about food, or just the people I follow do. For the longest time I had no idea how to successfully organize the online…



Photo Friday – 06.25.2010



Corn!

I love sweet corn, love, love it! It is one of my favorite things about summer. I had the opportunity on Friday to go pick organic, sweet corn for a ridiculously low price. I was allowed to pick three dozen so I did. I read up on how to freeze it here, and learned a…



Ethiopian Food and Cooking

I love cooking, I love it more now than I ever thought I would. Yes there are nights I don’t want to cook dinner, but once I start the process my mood usually improves. I had never had Ethiopian food before we decided to adopt from Ethiopia. I quickly found out I love it. It…



Yet’ef Injera

Utensils: large pancake pan or large frying pan large pot deep mixing bowl Ingredients: 1.5 pounds teff flour 6 cups of water 2 pkt. yeast Preparation: Clean teff thoroughly by removing all foreign materials , grind to a fine powder (mine was flour already, so I skipped.) ¬†Sift into a deep mixing bowl. ¬†Adding water…



Making Injera

Tomorrow is our Family Day and I am making Ethiopian food for the first time (hope it turns out!). I am looking forward to adding Ethiopian food to our meal rotation, we all love it, plus it is easy to make vegetarian or vegan. Tonight we made the injera (a spongy bread made from teff…



Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

Summer gardening season is upon us and if you planted zucchini you will more than likely have more than you know what to do with. Recently another gardener gave me about six pounds of zucchini and I’ve been working my way through it. I thought I would share a couple of recipes we really liked….



Letting go

Yesterday I decided to let go of control, the control I had because I still fed the boys their breakfast and lunch. I decided it was time they could feed themselves. They’ve been feeding themselves dinner for a long time and I had been resisting letting them feed themselves the rest of their meals. Today…



When life gives you beans make hummus.

What you’re not familiar with that saying? ¬†This morning I woke up ready to can black beans for the first time. ¬†You see we eat a lot of beans around here and I am concerned about feeding too much BPA to my little cuties. ¬†I am sure in very small amounts our bodies could rid…



Adding Variety

The boys are (thankfully) still at the age where pickiness hasn’t yet developed. I am hoping to head off some of the toddler pickiness by adding lots and lots of variety now. They do have some food items they clearly love more than others, some healthy (oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, applesauce) some more questionable (pizza,…



Making Baby Food

I promise not all our NaBloPoMo posts are going to just be quick photos and videos, but I will say those are so much easier right now! I have a lot I would like to share and get out of my head, but most days my brain is mush. I decided to make all the…