Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beet Smoothie!


We have lots of lots of beets from our CSA so I've been making beet smoothies the past week.  Beets are a blood purifier, improve digestion and have a significant amount of fiber.....and that's just 3 of the many beet benefits!

I make them similar to my green smoothies (and I even add greens) and grind away.  Here's what I did this morning:

purified water
frozen organic blueberries
organic lemon (cut off outer peel)
handful of organic beets (locally grown from our CSA, yay!)
a few large handfuls of organic greens (your choice!)

Grind in the BlendTec and serve!  Yum.

*thank you stock internet photo.  We drank ours before I could snap one!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Carl Linnaeus

Today during CC art the kiddos learned about Linnaeus, who was most famous for his work in taxonomy (the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms.)

He would spend hours, week and months intricately drawing and painting different plants and identifying their parts.  He went on to create a system of naming plants and animals that we still use today and is known as the "Father of Taxonomy."

This was Abby's interpretation of what Linnaeus' work may have involved:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

All 6!

Happy Birthday (again!) my Love.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Kendall!

Happy 1st Birthday to our youngest!  Kendie, you have made the past year the BEST one yet!  You are an angel and the most content child I have ever encountered.  You make every day brighter.  God has given us miracle after miracle this year and we are so thankful.  We love you, Bunny Boo.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


During CC classes this week, the kiddos learned about Edgar Degas, one of the founders of impressionism.  This was Lincoln's interpretation.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Potato Salad -- Sweet Style!

We saw a potato salad on Food Network and since we had a bag of potatoes from our CSA, we decided to give it a try.  We drastically changed the original recipe (which called for sweet potatoes and mascarpon cheese to start) but ours was delicious so here's what we did:  I'm going to do my best to guestimate the amounts....

1-2 lbs. potatoes
Dice on a cookie sheet and drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until somewhat crispy on outside but soft inside.
Let cool completely.

Dice 2 organic apples (we used honeycrisp but I think granny smith would be amazing)
1 c. dried cranberries (didn't have on hand so we used raisins)
chopped nuts optional (I desperately wanted toasted pine nuts but my kids voted no nuts)

1 c. raw yogurt (or plain organic yogurt)
1/2 c. organic cream cheese
2 T. Ohio maple syrup
1 T. dijon mustard

You may need to adjust dressing amounts depending on how many potatoes you cook.  And beware -- this salad is completely addicting!