Cheap and easy almond milk

It's finally fall!  Which means we are in the mood for cheap, healthy, easy afternoon snacks, and also fighting off our seasonal sniffles.  Which means more warm beverages and less dairy in this family. Welcome homemade almond milk.  I started making it a few years ago but was turned off by the blanching and straining…

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What I have loved and learned this summer

Ahh, summer vacation.  Longer days.  Change from the regular routine. No school, no homework, vacations and day trips. A slower season with time to make slower food, have longer conversations, and learn together . Now school starts in a week, and we figured out the pitfalls and benefits of this vacation thing.  Here's a few…

Our Easter sunrise tradition

 On weekends I love to take an early morning run.  Wake up just before dawn, slip on my shoes, and head out into the cool, heavy air, down the dimly lit streets.  I hit the dirt path and lake area right when the light breaks over the horizon, filling the sky with pale pinks and…