“All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when we sleep and when we wake his mercy waits upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but our God never ceases to shine upon his children with beams of love. Like a river, his lovingkindness is always flowing, with a fulness inexhaustible as his own nature. …” –Charles Spurgeon
Archives for November 2011
The holidays are upon us — can you feel it? I feel a little bit of excitement, but on the other hand some trepidation. I don’t enjoy added stress and bustle. I’m a homebody through and through. I’ve been thinking about what things I’m purposing to do for myself and my family to help us stay healthy and happy into January 2012 — and I want to share these tips with you. Be sure to add any tips of your own in the comments.
I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? If you’re looking for last-minute inspiration, I’ve got some great ideas in this post.
Just a quick, fun video slideshow to share shots of the food and folks from Wise Traditions 2011 in Dallas, Texas. I was there last weekend and had a great time!
I got home yesterday from Wise Traditions 2011. What a great trip! I got to see and do so many great things — and meet wonderful people. I was supposed to blog everyday to keep you up to date. Hopefully you followed #wapf on twitter or watched my posts on Facebook, because the blogging only happened once while I was there. 😉 Now that I am home, let’s catch up. I’m going to pick up now where I left off — at Friday evening.
Friday is not over yet! I have a little break now so I thought I’d update you in case I don’t have time later. I’ll start with Thursday, since I spent the better part of it getting to Dallas for the Wise Traditions conference.
I spent most of last weekend batch cooking for my family while I’m gone in Texas to the Wise Traditions 2011 conference. Because my kids are pretty competent in the kitchen, my strategy was not to cook entire meals but rather to prepare meal components ahead of time (the idea behind my skillet dishes). Then they can mix and match and put together very simple meals according to a simple menu. This week’s video shares my strategy, or you can read more about it in this post.
My son C. loves, loves, loves lentil sprouts! He got it from my dad. When my mom and dad go on road trips, my dad keeps his sprouts going. He makes stops to rinse and drain sprouts just like he used to make potty stops for us when we were growing up. 😉
What’s been happening in my kitchen lately… I got my book back from the editors last week and spent all my free time (plus) making final edits. That’s why it’s been so quiet on the blog, but life doesn’t stop in the kitchen. 😉 Chanterelles, C.’s birthday, sourdough bread, fermenting olives, sprouting lentils and a sprouted lentil salad.