Category Archives: Family

A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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Have you ever made flour tortillas? Yes it is easier to buy them but OMG the DIFFERENCE IN TASTE!

Here is a great recipe for Flour Tortillas. The problem is that you will not be able to stop at one, or two or three….This comes from Chef John on the internet. He has some really terrific recipes. Chef John’s … Continue reading

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Reading with and to children

How I love reading to our grandkids – and they love reading too! Noah needs a ”whole pile of books” before he can go to sleep ( he is four) and Jack ( who is not in the picture below) … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Mash – mashed cauliflower that is! Served with smoked chicken and salad – yum!

Yes it doesn’t sound so great but it tastes amazing! Truly! Give it  a try! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 TBSP of Oil ( canola or olive) 1 medium sized onion 1 large garlic clove 2 -4 TBSP of non fat … Continue reading

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Baby goats in denim

Our goats are kidding – seriously that is what they call it when goats have babies – and since there have been some cold nights our farm manager made them blankets – our grandkids love the idea – are they … Continue reading

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Tough Workouts….

My husband and dog both worked out with our trainer Mike – and were both pretty pooped after it. Guess what happened? They both fell asleep on the floor of the gym. So cute. The white mark on Goldie’s leg … Continue reading

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Birthday cake – a rainbow one – ended up making 12 individual layers – whew what a job! But lots of joy

Our grandson Jonah is very particular in his tastes and he requested a 7th birthday cake in the colors of the rainbow with blue frosting and M&Ms – so I made one – and then realised that it was not … Continue reading

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Persimmons are so tasty any style! They are weighing down our trees right now – and we love them! And a super family photo

Persimmons are great in fruit salad, eaten on their own, in persimmon pudding or persimmon bread. Here is a great recipe – enjoy Persimmon Pudding Ingredients Ripe persimmons enough  to make two cups of pulp 3 cups of milk 1.5 … Continue reading

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Beef Barley Soup – Ina Garten Style with Little Farm Modifications

My husband loves Beef Barley soup especially on a cold day. Here is a great recipe from Ina Garten – with a few modifications. Beef Barley Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 2 pounds beef oxtails Kosher salt and … Continue reading

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