stories — food and drink

harry potter birthday potter take 2

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when our girl turned 5 we celebrated with a harry potter birthday party. we had so much fun...maybe one day we will revisit that! but for today i want to share the fun that we had on friday celebrating her 8th birthday. it all began this year with a formal request for attendance. we had fun making these personalized invitations this is all i can share given each invitation had the guests name "engraved" on it...they were so sweet though. we made this newspaper bunting thanks to the marvelous mayamade for her creativity again! many of the attendees are huge...

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happy summer solstice!

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how can it be the summer solstice already? happy day to you! well i really want to finish my posts on squam but i have been working on so many exciting things away from my computer that i will get back to that soon when i have a little more time to give my continued squam review the time that it deserves...this week i'm going to spend sharing pictures images of what we have been doing this spring that i hope will be carried over into the summer. please feel free to share links of what you have been doing....

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chunky monkey smoothie

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i will edit the photo next time i make this smoothie. i took a photo from sometime back and can't find it.i had a smoothie similar to this a few months ago when i was feeling a little dizzy after yoga. i didn't think that it was going to be one of those things that i couldn't stop craving but it is. i've been working on this post for a while. i was trying to perfect the ratios so that i could share. the original was pretty simple - peanut butter, a few bananas, ice and chocolate soy milk. i...

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easter and the next

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we had a beautiful day here yesterday. our sweet made a basket for us giving up some of her candy and some of her things she thought we'd enjoy. love her so much!her favorite gift she found in her basket was her "young naturalist's notebook" from hearth song. this is out of print but is really a wonderful tool to encourage exploration and participation with nature. we were invited out for two easter dinners. it's so great to drive with the windows open again! we had some leftover asparagus, unbelievable but true. so this morning i made a poached egg...

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beautiful day - easter prep

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we had a beautiful day here today, tried to spend most of it outside. our girl received her easter package from her grandparents today. she sat right down to sort through it and jar it all up by candy type. we made our friday pizza tonight. we colored eggs and tried a new recipe that i came across on the kitchn it's for chinese tea eggs the kitchn forwarded me to this recipe on umami. the kitchn had another link to allrecipes.com for chinese tea eggs that looked good too. we completed this recipe tonight. i'll let you know how...

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