Open Gym

The kids waiting in line for the spring board. Every parent knows that it can be difficult to find things for the kids to do in the winter to keep them off video games, and get them moving. We found out that the local gymnastics club was having an open gym time so of course […]

A Recipe for the Future

Looking up. To prepare a fortifying soup take the broth of beef from Canada and leeks from Egypt, and add thereto five potatoes from Peru or Ireland. To this add four carrots from Iran or Afghanistan, roughly cut. Chop into the mixture a brassica: either kale of Greece, cabbage of Savoy, or turnip from India. […]

A Kitchen Day

Ready to eatCauliflower dough Grocery shopping is always interesting with our kids. We had to go and restock a few things today, mostly produce because we were running low. The first thing Noah (6) does is chase Naomi (2) laughing down the main aisle as you walk into Walmart. We were able to stop Noah […]

Tower Garden Update

Lettuce, kale, pea. Just a quick update on the Tower Garden. After only 5 days the first few lettuces and kale are up. There’s even a pea (top right) that must have the root started as it’s above the vermiculite. We’re so excited to watch as the rest sprouts up.

Sprouts 101

Sprouts (Sandwich Booster mix) after 3 days. The tails are starting to grow. One way to get fresh, nutritious plant-based food during the winter is to grow your own sprouts. This is something that we used to do routinely, but we let it fall out of use in our household for a while with all […]

Hilarity on Ice

With winter and children comes skating. Mathias has been bugging us to go skating for a while, so we finally bought more skates and helmets so that all the boys would have some. We figured it would probably be safer for Naomi not to have any yet, and judging by all the flailing about, that […]

New Tower Garden

Mathias modeling the new Tower Garden Our Tower Garden arrived! When I first saw the boxes I figured it would be heavy, but not even the base was really heavy. It arrived in four boxes ten days after we ordered it. I could have opted to watch YouTube and try to build one from scratch, […]