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Adult Treats (Alcohol-based, not Nudity-based, although you can combine the two)

Yesterday I made three kinds of popsicles:  raspberry kefir, apple juice, and amaretto sour.  The kids had some of each of the first two kinds today, the third kind is calling my name.  Amaretto Sour Popsicles Mix 2 cups limeade with 1/2 cup amaretto.  Pour into popsicle molds, freeze.  Do not serve to the children, eat them […]

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Checking the Sauerruben

We just went into the basement to look at the sauerruben and check its progress.  My four year old’s assessment:  “That looks utterly revolting.”  I think it looks pretty good, but am not sure how to tell if it is actually fermenting properly.  I will taste it in another week or so, hopefully it won’t be revolting […]

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About Love

As I was lying next to my daughter as she fell asleep this afternoon for her nap I was thinking about the nature of love.  Most specifically I was thinking about the love I have for my children and the love I have for my husband and how they are different.  I came up with […]

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Soup and Bedtime

Why, oh why must bedtime be such a struggle?  It never fails, come time to brush teeth and get in bed, that’s when the badly behaved monsters come out.  Not just the kids, I take full responsibility for my part – impatience, thy name is mama at bedtime.  I hate it.  Each night I promise […]