March 13th, 2014


I saw this in the bathroom of the restaurant I was in tonight. I felt it was fitting for today.

sunny days!

March 8th, 2014





March 6th, 2014


Ten years ago.  Using a snow rake on the roof in Wisconsin.


happy national pancake day

March 4th, 2014



froyo girls

March 2nd, 2014


These girls insisted on frozen yogurt Friday night. I believe they are the ones to blame for all the snow heading our way.

happy happy

February 12th, 2014


Seen on the tailgate of the truck in front of me this morning.

yes, virginia.

February 7th, 2014


Costco has Guinness.


February 6th, 2014


kombucha 101

February 5th, 2014


1. Tea: steep 8-10 bags of plain (no oils or flavorings) organic black or green tea or about ¼ cup loose leaf tea in approximately 8 cups of filtered water.  Double steep to make it decaf if you want.  Let cool to room temperature.

2. Sugar: Dissolve 1 cup of sugar into a few cups of  boiling water.  Let cool to room temperature.3. 1 cup unflavored kombucha4. SCOBY

Combine into a 1 gallon glass jar.  Put a coffee filter on top, secured with a rubber band.

First Ferment:Depending on the size of your container, ferment for 7-30 days, depending on how warm your house is.  Do not disturb, as a new SCOBY layer will be forming on the top.  The longer the fermentation the stronger the kombucha will be and it will also have less sugar.  The SCOBY may turn brown, which is fine.  Anything green or black, means mold is present and you will need to throw it out.Second Ferment:

Remove new and old SCOBY (may or may not be attached to each other) and save for future batches.  Pour kombucha into smaller containers, add fruit/ juice to taste, and place the cap on VERY lightly.  If you put it on tight it may explode.  Keep on the counter for up to 2 full days which makes it fizzy and gives it a great fruity flavor.  You can then remove the fruit before putting it in the fridge.  Putting it in the fridge should stop the fermentation and you can secure the lids tightly.

For more information (and videos) check out Cultures for Health.

superbowl sunday

February 2nd, 2014




We went to see the dinosaurs. And the puppets. And the Girl Scout uniforms. And the biggest dollhouse we’ve ever seen. And the flag. And the $8K Wizard of Oz pinball machine (that you can play for free in the gift shop!)

Then we came home and are dinner in front of the Superbowl.

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