Category Archives: Family

Our eldest grandson Jack turns 10 today! He wanted me to make a Jack in the Beanstalk Cake – so I did!

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 It is always my pleasure to make cakes for my grandsons – and our eldest grandson Jack who turns ten today – asked for a special one. This was a really tough week with the loss of my dear friend … Continue reading

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Loss of a friend – such pain and a vacuum in my life and that of her family and friends – today was her funeral and memorial –

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Yesterday after months of pain and anguish, my dear friend Ilene passed. We spoke many times every week, texted multiple times a day, traveled with our husbands together – and our children grew up together as we lived just a … Continue reading

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Passover – an important holiday with family and friends – how blessed we are!

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 We were blessed this year to have a full house – family mainly with a few dear friends. I took special care with the table – since our children may well take on the seder responsibilities in years to come … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – my favorite – love the cream cheese frosting!

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I found this recipe for Carrot Cake – and tried it . OMG it is divine. I could eat the frosting all on its own – huge temptation while making this. So use the recipe on a NON DIET day. … Continue reading

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Such fun with our goat babies this year!

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 We have been bottle feeding three goat kids this year – and they are now so tame that they follow us around like puppies! Such fun for the grandkids! And us too! Also three new baby kittens – no more … Continue reading

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Kids moving into a new house! Such fun!

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 Our son and his family moved into a new house recently – so much fun and work! We all got involved – both sets of parents unpacked and drove kids back and forth to sports and more – so exciting … Continue reading

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Goat babies -kids- tough for one little one who almost didn’t make it

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 We were very busy this week with our goat mommy’s and their litter. Julia had two kids, and ignored both of them. Finally we got her interest up and helped her let them suckle. Then the next morning we found … Continue reading

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Chilaquiles – with Max’s mole sauce – OMG incredible!

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 Chilaquiles are so delicious and with our farm manager’s Mole sauce truly divine. Here is the recipe: Max’s Chilaquiles Ingredients FRESH corn tortillas cut into strips – one per person (you can take a short cut and use tortilla chips … Continue reading

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Making Mole – the Mexican way – another of Max’s grandmother’s recipes

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Our farm manager Max had a wonderful grandmother – Florentina – and this is her recipe. Of course she made this decades ago in Mexico when there were no blenders, and so she ‘pureed’ by rubbing stones together with the … Continue reading

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Max Arteaga Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce -truly – its amazing!

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 Max Arteaga  Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce   Max is our farm manager  – and is an amazing cook, florist and handyman – and he and his family are friends since he has worked for us for 34 years. A beautiful … Continue reading

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