Saturday, June 30, 2012

:: hello, pippa ::

do you see how she looks at me?
do you see how big her babies are?
see the look?
i love that she now has her own tribe.
like birds of a feather, they stick together
god bless this sweet family

Friday, June 29, 2012

earthly delights farm :: our share + weed dating

the always-awesome, casey & norm,
with ned, marian, and ashlyn

our share this week

have you ever heard of weed dating?
so much better than speed dating.
it's becoming an annual event at
earthly delights farm
it happened again last night.
read about it in the boise weekly
right here
and here's a video of last year's event

Thursday, June 28, 2012

summer food :: asian slaw

lately, i'm using all my kale for green juice,
so my summer standby, asian kale slaw,
has become simply
asian slaw.
make it like this:
1. chopped cabbage & other brassicas
brassicas = kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower.
for the slaw in the picture, i used a base of chinese cabbage
and added grated kohlrabi & cauliflower.
2. dressing with an asian twist
2 parts canola oil + 1 part soy sauce + 1 part seasoned rice vinegar
plus a few drops of sesame oil
and if you're feeling fancy: dry mustard, garlic, salt, pepper
3. extras
i added sliced almonds,
but crunchy noodles would be awesome.
top with some grilled tofu for a perfect vegan dinner.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY :: cafe yumm at home

last week in bend, oregon,
we ate at cafe yumm.
{read my post here}
we bought a big bottle of their
secret yumm sauce to make our own.
made with a chick pea base and lots of lemon juice,
the sauce is very similar to tofu tahini, but zingier.
i plan on trying to recreate this sauce.

a yumm bowl goes like this:
1-brown rice  2-black beans  3-sauce  4-cheese
5-avocado  6-salsa  7-olives  8-sour cream

serve with chips.

healthy upgrade:
build your yumm bowl on top of a salad base.

i could eat this every single day.

today, i'm sending my prayers & positive thoughts
to someone in need of extreme healing.
be well.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

today in my backyard

there are four kids, two tents, 
a trampoline, a hammock, 
a swingset with a waterslide, 
and a small pool.
{click on the picture for the full backyard effect}

summer much?

Monday, June 25, 2012

return to duckville

it's good to be back.
i am thrilled about these,
{there are two, one for each direction}

and i'm so happy to see pippa again.

can you believe how big her babies are?

this one is her look-alike
pip is behind her baby in this photo.
like a fingerprint, every duck's markings are different.
pip has an extra bright eye stripe that helps me find her in a crowd. 
i might be doing double-takes with a couple of her babies
who have very similar markings.

thank you, mary-matt-molly,
for taking such good care of pip & co.
while i was away.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

sunday morning

cinnamon sugar doughnuts
made with this

Saturday, June 23, 2012

art-paper-scissors :: teeny tiny food

it's summertime.
the kids are home from school.
do you feel like you are a short-order cook?
i have some ideas to make it more fun with
so cute!
so yummy!
come, play with your food
right here

Friday, June 22, 2012


Thursday, June 21, 2012


at the crack of noon,
i kissed emily goodbye
{tearful & wrenching as ever}
and drove to bend with these guys
we are bringing ashlyn back
to idaho with us.

we had dinner at cafe yumm.

hands down, 
the best quick food i've eaten.
it's basically what we eat at home:
rice, beans, cheese,
lettuce, toppings,
plus secret sauce.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


an amazing day with my best friend.

the long & winding road
that leads to her door.

missy & dean
their river

 a bald eagle
we also saw peregrine falcons, an osprey,
and hoards of vultures, to whom we shouted,
we're not dead yet!
aliana & missy

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