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Birthday cakes made by Grandma – a Vampire cake and a Lego one – for our twins who turned 5!

 This year was a challenging cake year! Noah was very specific – he wanted a vampire cake with teeth and a vampire figure on it – and blood! It had to be chocolate with chocolate frosting. Sigh. Then his twin … Continue reading

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Good looking family!

A beautiful picture of our grandkids and their parents! We are all so blessed! The twins wanted suits – the vests, ties  – the whole thing! SOOO Cute! But Gabriel is still willing to snuggle…Grandma is in HEAVEN!

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

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Ever tried baked salami? It is Divine!

Here is a very old ( not healthy but yummy) recipe for baked salami that my friend Ilene gave to me. DELICIOUS!! Baked Salami (Oldie but Goodie) This is an oldie but goodie recipe, and everyone loves it always. Rarely is … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – love baking it just the way it is – or pumpkin bread

It is the beginning of the season for pumpkins and for some reason ours are ripe already! So today baked them in the oven and are making pumpkin bread. A great recipe. We do not like allspice ( unless it … Continue reading

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Back to our Central Asian Shepherd again – took her in the car – not much room in the back~

Our puppy (now about 110 lbs) is quite a car full. Here she is in the back of my car with our son – not much room for either of them! Of course once we got to the park she … Continue reading

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A Central Asian Shepherd Dog – called Ovcharka – huge but so so sweet

According to Wikipedia: This is an ancient breed from the regions of Central Asia. It is not the result of artificial selection: the native breed called alabai historically common among Central Asian peoples. Used by shepherds, as well as to … Continue reading

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Celebrations with good friends!

Good friends and a fun weekend! Our dear friend Laura’s daughter Lauren got married to the love of her life this last weekend and four good friends  ( along with 360 others!) flew in to be with them! What fun … Continue reading

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A great vegetable soup – everything but the kitchen sink!

Before we went out of town this summer, I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge. So I made up this veggie soup – basically threw in everything I had except potatoes – and used vegetable broth with it. … Continue reading

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Hanging at the beach – a bit chilly with June Gloom ( Fog in the mornings in LA) but warm later – and Tracy’s Scones!

There is nothing better than hanging out at the beach with the grandkids. Lots of collaboration going on here! Love to see it! Our four grandsons playing so well…. And some yummy stuff – Tracy’s Fabulous Scones – truly amazing … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Home Depot is the place where we should spend our money – and this is why

An amazing video of the founder of Home Depot.  I will be spending all of our farm purchase money there from now on. Truly meaningful And who knew?

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So wonderful to give back – here is our Larraine Segil Scholars Family Holiday Party – parents, children and siblings of many of our 13 scholars joined us

We are so blessed to have these outstanding young women in our lives – and here they joined together for a holiday party at The Little Farm – it was such fun! Our son James and daughter in law Donne … Continue reading

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I promised the grandkids that I would bake each of them a cake – what fun we had! Paw Patrol, Spiderman, Batman & Ninjas!

The Segil Bakeoff! A sugar high for about 3 days! WHOOPIE! You can see that much of the chocolate frosting missed the cake and went into little mouths. But that is what being at Grandma’s house is all about right?? … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015 at The Little Farm – more pics – my husband loved the food – so did everyone else! My favorite holiday!

Thanksgiving day involved a lot of cooking and tons of food – appreciated by all! Here is my husband – and the quote that our son put to this montage – we laughed a lot! “My father’s three stages of … Continue reading

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Love the holidays – The So Cal Committee of 200 Scholars at The Little Farm to Celebrate the holidays

Joy is family togetherness. And this holiday season we have much to pray for and much to be thankful for. Living with fear is debilitating – and many around our world are doing that. I feel it when I think … Continue reading

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Larraine Segil Scholars and families 2015 holiday party – such fun!

On the weekend before Thanksgiving we also held a holiday party that I created for my personal Larraine Segil Scholars ( LSS GROUP) and their families – at our Little Farm – with a bouncy ( of course, for the … Continue reading

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