Archive for February, 2010

Spy tech

Posted in Homeschooling, kids with tags , , , on February 28, 2010 by simpleheresy

Spy life has invaded.  We are *constantly* playing spy games.  I’m known only by my spy name as is Dad and the kids refer to each other as Agent ______.  I would divulge our identities but then I’d get a burn notice… LOL!

Berry Tart

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , on February 24, 2010 by simpleheresy

Favorite biscuit recipe

Frozen fruit

sugar

muffin tin

Make roll and cut biscuits.  Pre-heat oven to 450 F.  Press one 1/4 inch thick biscuit into each muffin cup.  Pour FROZEN berries into cups.  Add 1 tsp sugar to teach tart.  Bake for 15 minutes until bubbly.

It’s not bite size it’s really regular muffin size.  It just looks tiny because of the fork in the foreground.  Sorry about that perspective.  Makes things kind of confusing!

Tofu for dinner.

Posted in kids, Recipes with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by simpleheresy

No.  It’s not a joke although it sounds like the start of one.  😛

Keeker is back on the vegetarian train and she wanted to get some tofu at the store.  We’ve had it before and it was tolerated but not a big hit.  Keek wanted to try again and this time I was bound a determined!

Take one package extra firm tofu from the fridge and drain well.  Slice thinly, lengthwise.  Put swizzle of olive oil in pan.  Season oil with steak seasoning, Italian seasoning, pepper and chili powder.  Fry tofu slices over a medium flame until dark golden and crispy all around.  Serve with crispy steamed veggies.  Enjoy.

“Mmmmm, Mommy!  I love how crunchy it is!”  – Keeker

“Mom, you said we were eating tofu tonight.  Can I tell you something… this is not tofu, it’s delicious!”  – Fish

I love happy critics!

New blog.

Posted in Homeschooling, kids with tags on February 23, 2010 by simpleheresy

Moving all the Homeschooling notes to a new blog.  Should help me to keep things straight in my head.  🙂  Going to attempt daily notes.  We’ll see how it goes!

Juniper Berries

Posted in gardening, kids with tags , on February 18, 2010 by simpleheresy

WOW!  I just found out the really big evergreen tree on my property is an Eastern Redceder aka a Juniper berry tree!  So the kids went our to collect berries and now we start the 3 week long drying process.  For more information on Juniper Berries check out these sights.

http://www.herbreference.com/juniper_berries.html

A video here: http://www.ehow.com/video_4399531_making-juniper-berry-infusion.html

A recipe here: http://foodhappens.blogspot.com/2009/12/surprising-side-dish-brussels-sprouts.html

“Stained Glass” Valentine’s hearts

Posted in Art, kids with tags , , , , on February 16, 2010 by simpleheresy

So easy.  Draw and color a variety of hearts on tracing paper.  Hang in window.  TA-DA!