Monthly Archive for June 2014

My friend Monica at High Heels and High Chairs (Do you read her blog? You should.) posted a link to the story about Facebook’s “research” on whether news feeds affect what users post. Monica said it reminded her of our social media trigger discussion. It’s almost too much to bear, is it not? I mean, we’ve […]

In response to this post about social media triggers, you guys shared a lot. I heard from you all via email, text, in person, in comments on the post, and via Facebook about social media posts that, while on the surface are benign, get to you for some reason. I promised then that we would revisit this […]

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately from friends who are interested in making their own sauerkraut. If four people have approached me personally in the past two weeks, then I’d bet there are others of you out there who are flirting with the idea of fermenting, too. This post’s for you. I’ve titled it […]

Asian-Braised Pork Wraps

This is one of those recipes that is purposefully mild, so as to have broad-kid appeal. (Looking for another one? Check out my Pesto Chicken Zusketti where you roast the garlic to reduce the bite.) Consequently, for the grown-up palate, you may want to have some sriracha on the table. Actually, my husband strongly encourages you […]

She Forgot

I purposely signed my big kids up for a precious few activities this summer. I wanted to spend time with them doing fun things instead of sending them off to have fun without me and (and this is a big and) all of those activities are expensive. So far we’ve enjoyed a trip to my […]

Fig Envy

I am a fiend for figs. My grandmother’s yard in Texas is full of fig bushes and trees and, when I would go there in the summer, I spent as much time as I could harvesting the little delights. My Granny and I would pop a few in our mouths, freeze some, and roast others. […]

(This is Kristine. I am sitting with M, E, O and W – the campers of Camp MEOW. We have worked hard all day on our recipe for our lemonade stand. We’d like to share it with you now. But, first, I am turning over the reins of the blog to the kids! So everything […]

The kids spent their second day at Camp MEOW at the L family’s house, which is clearly a creative mecca. I walked in after teaching and a subsequent appointment to find their dining room table covered in drawings, logos, sales materials, coins and worksheets. The kids have made the decision to have a “pop up” […]

This week, a friend and I are running our own little “budding entrepreneurs” summer camp for our kids. We each have a rising 1st grader, a rising 2nd grader, and a “baby sister.” Our friends, the Ls, run a business from their home. We will leverage their business experience plus my blogging, writing and recipe creation to […]

Explore More : June 6th

Thanks so much for your amazing response to yesterday’s post on social media triggers. I love what everyone shared through comments, Facebook, texts, and emails. We’ll revisit the theme next week, but feel free to continue to discuss here and on (ironically enough) social media. I haven’t nagged you guys to hang enough lately. For […]