Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cooking skills

I am fortunate. My mom taught me how to cook. It was just something she included me in for as long as I can remember. It is one of those life skills that has served me well. While I am preparing food or reading through recipes I remember instances of making those foods together or watching her cook them. (thanks mom).

There have been others who taught me a lot too. Mary taught me how to make quiche. She used to make it in France all the time. Recently Margaret gave me a jar of herbs de Provence and I remembered Mary telling me how she used it in quiche all the time.

Quiche with herbs de Provence is now one of my go to meals when I have leftover bits of meats cheeses and veggies. (tonight we are having sausage and spinach quiche)

Even with all the wonderful culinary teachers in my life I am always learning and trying new things. Tonight I made the pie crust which I don't usually do. Lately I've been baking our bread and that has been fun to learn about yeast. I have also been brewing my own kombucha. Which is quite good and easy once you get it going. And that is my personal conclusion for most homemade foods. While they may seem intimidating at first, soon they are quite easy. And they taste amazing.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Mommy necklace

I just ordered this necklace to help with my fidgety feeder. I appreciate a good pinch or a wack in the face as much as anyone but every few hours by my sweet baby girl while she is eating is a little much. Hopefully this necklace will do the trick to help distract her. It is double wrapped in the photo but I used it single wrapped while feeding her just minutes ago. She loved the necklace and was rubbing her eyes with it.