Monthly Archives: April 2013

US VegWeek 2013 Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Here’s another one of our favorite recipes (and why I’m posting them is here).  We usually eat these with tomato soup.  This recipe is more for guidance than absolute amounts.  I usually make 20+ burritos at a time and freeze … Continue reading

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 1, bonus material: some more fabric tips

This is the bonus edition of Part One of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial and to see the finished book and a table of contents for all the parts, see this post. I’m currently writing … Continue reading

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Just Trying To Show Up His Sister

Mark has managed to develop rabies a full two and a half months before his sister did.  (Either that or his mama’s diagnostic skills are just much improved this time around.)

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US VegWeek 2013 Recipe: Peanut Noodles with Vegetables

Here’s another one of our favorite recipes (and why I’m posting them is here).  Although certainly not authentic peanut noodles, these are easy and delicious! Peanut Noodles with Vegetables (adapted from a recipe I found in a magazine long ago) … Continue reading

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US VegWeek 2013 Recipe: The Best Cornbread Ever (to eat with the Black Bean Stew)

The Best Cornbread Ever (adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe) makes nine generous pieces (or 12 smaller ones) 1 C flour (white or whole wheat) 1 ½ C cornmeal* 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt … Continue reading

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US VegWeek 2013 Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Stew

This is one of our favorite vegetarian meals, particularly because it’s so fast and easy to make.  I also love this recipes because aside from the onion and garlic, I can pull everything else out of my freezer, from what … Continue reading

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US VegWeek 2013: Lots of Recipes This Week!

Many of the teachers at Nik’s school have decided to eat vegetarian for a whole week, celebrating US VegWeek 2013. From their website: Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When We Try To Do A Photo Shoot Featuring The Mama Holding Both The Children

(We’ll show you the good ones soon.)

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April Sewing (in progress): Someone Is Really Smart

In the process of finishing up a project that I started in January 2012. the original iron-on letters shredded in the wash

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 4: In Praise of Infrequent Flushing

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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