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I’ve been writing this post in my head for almost one month. I just can’t wait any longer to get these thoughts down.  One of the goals I had when I began this blog was to connect with family members I had never met, particularly any one in Italy who I am related to. I … Continue reading

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Pasta, how I love thee.

I know I’ve been quiet lately and for that I do apologize. I’ve been a bit busy teaching my guys at home, getting ready for our co-op classes where I’m teaching geography at 2 levels and now getting used to a new schedule since Phil, my husband, has a new job. He just started so … Continue reading

Making Mom Brunch class

Today I taught the above  named class at Cool Bean Cafe’. I had a small group of mini-chefs but a very well-behaved group. The kids also knew their way around the kitchen and some were rather young. All of them could crack eggs without getting shells in the bowl, they can measure, whisk, pour and … Continue reading

Polish Pottery from Peacock Pottery Giveaway

Photo credit: Peacock Pottery I can’t tell you have excited I am for this giveaway. Leah, the generous owner of Peacock Pottery contacted my a few months back and asked if I wanted to host a giveaway featuring Polish pottery and she would supply the pottery from Peacock Pottery. I jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

Our Valley Cooks Food Expo Pt. 3

From the moment my friend Nancy called and asked me if I wanted to volunteer for the Our Valley Cooks food expo I knew I was in for a treat. Like I said yesterday, I didn’t know my real role or function until days before the event and I was fine not knowing any details … Continue reading

Blogging Hiatus

My beautiful and busy grandbabies are here visiting so I’ll be on break for a few days. Here is a sweet photo for your enjoyment until I post again after they leave. Oh what has their attention? They are all looking outside at my dog using the “potty”.

Comfort food for the sick

My youngest son is sick, he came down with a cold today. For the past 5 years he would always get sick in the first week or two of school. But not this year. This year we are homeschooling so we were just waiting for him to get sick by some other means. And it … Continue reading