This post is a long-time in coming. Seriously. I’ve been wanting to make vanilla extract for a year at least. I just haven’t done it. Until now. It took a good friend’s deciding to do it to make this happen. It’s not difficult, and here’s how: You’ll need vanilla beans and vodka. We used Madagascar [...]
I saw yellow autumn trees decorate the mountain-side in Alaska a month ago! With a lovely group of Mississippians, we took the last Inland Passage Cruise of the season from Vancouver to Seward, closed down the chalet in Denali National Park and rode the last train before winter from Denali to Fairbanks. A [...]
“You are SO patient.” Seriously. I’m still in shock. If that’s not proof that motherhood changes you, I don’t know what is.
There is something about Fall. It just makes me want to bake. Usually with pumpkin. I think there are few reasons. First, baking in the summer? Only if I have to. That’s one heat stroke I just don’t have to have, you know? Second, my mother’s pumpkin cake…and thirty-something years of expecting to smell it [...]
Photo Source So, finally, the weather is beginning to realize what month it is. I love October, can I just say that? So, here are a few of my favorite things (sing with me…raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens…okay, I’ll stop)… The fact we need jackets in the mornings and evenings. I love jackets! I [...]
So, yesterday was a long day. Sunday ended late with a baby toddler and his high fever, and Monday started early (4:30) when his fever spiked again. Rushing to make the school run and then a doctor’s appointment, mixed with the ups and downs of a day spent between fever spikes and the tears and [...]
Ever since I first saw these on Bakerella, I’ve been wanting to make them. I mean, they are just so cute, and we love graham crackers around here. They’re my go-to snack for road trips, and they’re perfect for teatime. As suggested by Bakerella, I followed Smitten Kitchen’s recipe, with a few alterations: I used [...]