Friday, June 24, 2011

Attack of the Muscovy Ducklings!

Emma, my tiger striped cat, was outside walking around near the house when suddenly my Muscovy ducklings (now 4.5 weeks old) became defensive!

Off they went after poor Emma... who promptly ran away!  I decided that I'd better let her in the house.

Then Katie came around the house... and off they went after her!  Ok... all kitties in the house before the "killer ducklings" get you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm making whole wheat bread today

It's an overcast coolish day here in Wyoming.  A good day to run the oven!

I've started my bread sponge and soon the house will be filled with the wonderful aroma of home baked bread!

It's been a while since I've made bread.  I seem to go through spurts, on and off.  Last week we ran out of bread... so I decided to make some!  Thus began my "on spurt!"

I came up with a really yummy whole wheat recipe... that's what I love about making bread!  You can be really creative!  This recipe includes a bunch of ingredients from my home storage... like wheat berries (ground into flour), dried whole eggs, and dried milk powder.

Here's the recipe... Toni's Whole Wheat bread.

What do you have cooking today?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to make Greek Yoghurt

I don't know how I stumbled upon this video.  I only know that several friends have mentioned how much they enjoy Greek Yoghurt... and I've had the thought that I should try some!

Here's the HOW TO video that I found:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Julia Child, her book

Has anyone read, "My Life in France" by Julia Child?

I picked it up at the book store last week.  Just love Julia!

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Recently, the food co-op that I belong to gave us Jerusalem Artichokes.  They are the oddest looking root vegetable... and I've never had them!  Picture in your mind ginger root...

Today, I thought that I'd try this recipe...

I'm hosting a Shaklee Brunch on Wednesday... still pondering what yummies I will make!  I welcome your inspiration... and recipes!

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Eve cooking...

Oh no... the cooking has NOT stopped here in northern Wyoming!!!!

When I was growing up in Massachusetts our tradition was to get some Chinese food to enjoy for New Year's eve.

Now that I'm here in the boonies of northern Wyoming... we've taken on different traditions!

Today we'll be making some yummy food including our very favorite... Clam Chowda!

Our kitchen's going to be a buzz of activity... on the list:
Clam Chowda (Brattan's Boston Clam Chowder recipe... google it)
Egg Rolls  (this will be our first time!)
Sushi  (really California Rolls... thank you Keiko for teaching us how to make these!)

For fun...
Board Games!!!!

It's our family tradition....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

It just doesn't seem like Christmas until we get our tree up and decorated!

So at some point today, I'll be hunting down a Christmas tree!  And tonight for FHE, we'll decorate it! Yay!

Boy do I have a busy day planned!  I'm so excited to begin the tile job in the 1st floor bathroom!  And I have a whole list of other things that need to happen today... but it's all going to start with 25 minutes on the treadmill... so off I go!!!!

Wish me luck with the tiling!