Story Time: Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Mara, Daughter of the Nile I enjoyed this book, but I thought it was a little to old for Rylee (9). It was heavy on the romance (nothing inappropriate). There is a whipping of a woman that takes place that is pretty harsh as well. I plan to let Rylee read it […]

My favorite tools for use in a traditional kitchen…

I wrote about my favorite large equipment for a traditional kitchen yesterday, today I am going to list all of the smaller items that help my kitchen run smooth.


I use Cutco knives. I love them. I have a very large set, and I pretty much use all of them. If I had to […]

My favorite equipment for cooking traditional foods…

Considering we are preparing traditional foods, and some of these foods have been prepared for thousands of years, it may seem silly that I am suggesting equipment that requires electricity. Although these items are not absulutely necessary, they really speed up the process and make it a lot more pleasant for me.

Vitamix 5200


Story Time: What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day

This book is a little outdated, but it is still a keeper. It does a great job explaining what people do for their jobs. The illustrations have a lot going on in true Richard Scarry fashion. You could stare at them […]

Wheat…so many types to choose from???

Since I have really been getting into baking bread, I have been trying all kinds of wheat. I was shocked at how many different types there actually are. I mean, I knew about red wheat and white wheat, but that was the extent of my knowledge of wheat. Here is a list of the different […]

Baking Bacon…

I love to make my bacon this way. It is so much easier! Just spread your bacon on a cookie sheet that has a rim around it. You can bake it to whatever texture you like. My husband likes his bacon on the crunchy side. It gets pretty close to perfect if I put the […]

Story Time: The Cat of Bubastes: A tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty

FREE (at the time of writing this post) KINDLE EDITION.

The Cat of Bubastes takes place in Ancient Egypt. This story is fun because it is told from the perspective of an Egyptian captive. […]

Story Time: The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

The Bee Tree is a story about a little girl who tells her grandpa that she is bored with reading and wants to play outside. He leads the whole neighborhood on an adventure chasing bees. At the end helps her to […]

Get rid of PUPPP symptoms…

I researched and researched how to get rid of PUPPP. If you do not know what that is, I wrote about PUPPP in my last post. I tried every natural remedy I found. Teas, Poultices, soaps, oils, baths, etc. A couple of weeks ago I started using Grandpa’s Soap Pine Tar Soap in the shower. […]