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I don’t share every recipe that I make on the blog. Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to spend time photographing each dish, I’m sure my children would begin to pound their little dirty fists on the table in protest. But every once in awhile, a dish comes along that simply begs to be shared. Einkorn rhubarb
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk I spend time each morning, at least a small bit of time, with a cow. It’s a rare day that my nostrils are not filled will the sharp and aromatic smell of bovine. To me, it smells of “le chalet” – our home. Though our time together is often in the
One time I made marshmallows and there was a double boiler involved and that made me angry. Three different stages of temperature control and heating and cooling took place and by the end of it all, I decided I’d never, ever make them again. That is until the 5-minute homemade marshmallow came into my life.
These caramelized peaches were so good the first time I made them, I had to make them again to just make sure they were as awesome as I thought they were. I invited my parents over to share in the caramelized peach goodness. They moaned while they were eating them, so I’ll assume they were, in fact,
This past week, Juliette and I traveled down to California for a Leadership Retreat with the essential oil company I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of for the past three years. It’s always bitter to leave… to the point that I desperately begin to come up with excuses in my head on why
I’m a work from home Mom. Every stitch of our business is built right from within these walls. Blog posts are created while I’m lying in bed – books are written at my kitchen counter – emails are answered while I’m out in the garden. This life is our work and this cottage is our
Once upon a time, the clouds parted, and Mama was able to open her weary and sleepy eyes. She sipped enough coffee down to make her sane before the herd of children woke up from their slumber and there also happened to be some stale bread in the kitchen. Stars aligned. The Lord showed mercy. And
Oh, friends. How I miss the days of simplicity – you know, those days without children. Would I ever wish my children away? Never. Of course. But I do daydream of time spent alone… time spent in silence… time spent doing anything other than cleaning accidents out of underwear and banana peels out of bed
Mmm… honey sweetened gooseberry pie. Of yes. First, a confession: I suck at making pies. Harsh, but true. It’s just that whole precision baking thing that really gets to me. I’m more of a ‘feel’ type of personality in the kitchen – little of this, little of that. Baking ain’t that way. Baking recipes be