Sunday, September 30, 2012


getting cosy!

photo by john hanson

suki spent the day with friends, john and marlee, while adam and i were celebrating our anniversary in chicago last month. john took this photo that day. such a big kid now. 

new process

we have improved our almond milk, by using a blender rather than the soyabella. we first sprout the almonds, then add six cups of water and blend a good while. the cheesecloth is the real secret to success. thank you johanna! you can use the almond pulp to make a yummy cheese, or cracker toast.

to make almond toast:
mix equal parts almond pulp and veggie pulp
diced garlic
1/3 cup flax meal
a few pinches of salt
1/2 cup chopped sprouted almonds
mix and shape dough
if it seems dry add a little veggie juice

cut cracker dough in to 1/2 inch slices.
dehydrate until crisp!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

double bubble

we recently painted suki's bathroom - pink, by her request. it had been left unfinished since we moved in, and i liked the way it looked, but the new paint makes the space feel so clean! this is the only before picture i could find, showing only a small bit of the space. you will just have to believe that it is an improvement. 

a few years ago adam made a bathtub tray- so great! suki used it for the first time last night. she enjoyed bubble water with her bubble bath. fun!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

haha! such a weirdo! video found here via adam.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

welcoming autumn

hello again! i have had many blogging intentions, but our busier than usual schedule has kept me away. it was a good break. so many great things! we are now embracing the cool weather. knitting projects have begun, and our summer house projects are coming to an end. 

this past week we have had fun visiting the autumn farms. we had a lovely walk through the chestnut farm this past weekend; although, we had hoped to gather more chestnuts. we only came home with six! the lack of rain this summer season has not been good for the crops in these parts, and i think we were a little too ambitious - the trees seemed to be holding on to quite a few pods. next week we plan to try again with better luck.  we have been twice to wells orchard, where we first gathered apples, and then pumpkins. suki tried out a tire swing for the first time, and loved it - of course. 

this afternoon our neighbor girls came over to drink hot cider and decorate pumpkins. 
so fun!