Archive for June, 2013

Orange Almond Muffins

Orange Almond Muffins

Breakfast,Kid Friendly

I should call these my procrastination muffins.   What do I do when I have a house full of drawers to clean out?  I bake.   I know how to bake.  Cleaning and organizing, however are not my strong suits.    We have about 2 months before we move to California for the school year and we are renting our house for that time. Cleaning and organizing are going to be my MO ...next month. Things will happen.   They will all come together.   And so for now, I bake. I had a bowl of oranges that had to be used and two little mouths that love muffins for breakfast.   It made perfect sense. My kids were very eager to help, which isn't always…

Quinoa Salad with Beets and Cucumbers

Quinoa Salad with Beets and Cucumbers

Lunch & Dinner,Salad & Soup

Happy Fathers Day!   I hope you are all celebrating the amazing father's and men in your life.  After a filling family breakfast and looking at all the cards the kids decorated for Eric, we sent him off for a long hike with some of his good friends.   The kids absolutely adore their dad, as do I. I think about my father often, but especially today.  This is my fourth father's day without him.   I picture him playing bridge somewhere and passionately discussing politics while eating chinese food, or maybe a big plate of onion rings.   To this recipe he would say keen-what?  And I would reply, Keen-WAH, Dad - Try it, it's really good for you.  You'll like it…

Avocado, Grapefruit and Watercress Salad

Avocado, Grapefruit and Watercress Salad

Salad & Soup

As the temperature warms up, we tend to crave more cooling foods.    This salad is a perfect summer salad. Tomorrow Max graduates from Miss Jenny's Friendship House Preschool.    Next Fall he is Kindergarten bound.  Luckily he gets to go to summer camp with the same kids and teacher, also a good friend of mine, or there might be lots of tears this week.    He told me the other day that he liked school better than TV.   Enough said.   Miss Jenny is pretty much a rock star in my house.   Jake is his best buddy and if we could just bring him with us to California next year, everything would be peachy in Max's world. Next week will officially…