How to cut a vanilla bean

It just occured to me that I had this sitting in my draft file.  A looooonnngggg time ago I didn’t know how to cut open a vanilla bean.  Then one day (many many years ago) my husband bought me The Martha […]

Not just a fort

Forts, tents, whatever you choose to call them – are a necessity for children.  We often think of adults as the ones who need privacy or a place to “escape.”  Did you know that children need this too?  They just […]

Nutella & Fruit Waffle Sandwich

Earlier this week Disney Food Blog posted this picture and the first thing I thought of was “I know what we’re having for breakfast tomorrow.” Waffle+Nutella+Stawberries+Banana= Despankinlicious!! For like a split second I thought “man where can I get one of those the next […]

In a funk part 2

In a funk

Sitting here on my comfy couch, listening to the t.v., typing away while someone outside is carelessly smoking a cigarette too close to our (open) patio door.  The faint sound of the propeller from the helicopter at the Hospital next […]

The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred

The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred.

Our last trip to the Library was……tiring.  Anything is tiring when you have to carry a one-year-old, a bag of books and make sure your other little one doesn’t wander off too far.  What was I thinking not taking in […]

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

Here we have another kid (and adult) favorite.  It’s a breakfast treat, dessert, midday snack, whenever-you-want-it kind of rice pudding.  As a kid I used to love Arroz con leche but my mom never made it that often.  I can […]