December 24, 2015

Buckwheat pancakes and smoked salmon

I made these savory buckwheat pancakes earlier this week, and we ate them with smoked salmon for lunch.  I'm using more Bob's Red Mill products, seeing the place where the grain is ground and hearing how they get non-GMO products only and do not allow them to dry out, but retain the natural oils, all for our better health...sold!
 Paul holding a candy cane!
Here are some photos from Olivia's ugly sweater, in progress...
The girls made 3D paper snowflakes and marshmallow snowmen using pretzels.
 Edible markers for the face...
Sunny and in the 60s.  The girls all jumped on the trampoline after having hot cocoa and marshmallows.

Grammie gave the girls and Paul their gifts on St. Nicholas day.  They read The Poky Little Puppy together. 

December 15, 2015

What do you do on a rainy day?

It was quite rainy, but we kept dry.  Mostly dry.
Bob's Red Mill tour
That's a spurtle.  What's a spurtle?  It is a Scottish cooking implement used to stir oats (porridge) as they cook.  Read more about it here:
 Bob played the piano.

 By one of the grinding wheels with our tour guide.
This book inspired reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie books.
 They had buckets off all kinds of grain for us to have a sensory grain experience.

We all ground a little wheat, like the Little Red Hen and her chicks.
My lunch at Bob's Red Mill.

December 9, 2015

Hello from Portland, OR

We are crocheting a rug with the scraps we bought from Pendleton wool...
Tao of tea was really neat...we had lunch and tea.
Inside Pendleton...
Powell's bookstore
New socks...they are made in the USA.
 Hope you're keeping warm today.
Smiles for Daddy.