Yes, I’m a beginner. Right now, I’m learning to play the recorder, and I’m honing my drawing skills. While it may be uncomfortable (and possibly a tad embarrassing) to realize that a 10 year old can play your chosen instrument far better than you, it should serve as inspiration, rather than a reason to never begin at all.Continue reading “Musings: The Joy Of Beginning”
Happy New Year!! While it may technically be a holiday, ferments happen here on every day of the year. Here’s a peek at what’s fermenting!Continue reading “Farm Ferments: New Year’s Day 2021”
Impressively, the recorder set we ordered arrived before Christmas. Perhaps less impressively, we – both of us are learning to play – didn’t get around to actually trying them until after Christmas…but once we did, we were hooked!Continue reading “Notes: Respect For The Recorder”
If you’ve read my food posts, you know I’m an Instant “Pothead”. But I don’t just buy small appliances based on branding – I look for excellent performance and good value, too. When it comes to air fryer ovens, options abound…but if you’re looking for a great air fryer oven that also toasts well, read on.Continue reading “Appliance Review: Instant™ Omni™ (Air Fryer) Toaster Oven”
I’m not a big fan of what this dish is called, but the name does describe it better than something like “beef and cauliflower casserole”, right? Regardless of the name, it’s tasty, simple, and pure comfort food. Make it yourself for a one-bowl meal that keeps the carbs low and satiety high: a delicious melding of protein, fat, and fiber.Continue reading “Pressure Cooked: Low Carb Cauliflower “Hamburger Helper””
I doodled this bust of a horse on my whiteboard a while ago, inspired by a new friend I “met” virtually. It’s a bit cartoon-y, but I’m glad that it at least resembles a horse. Perhaps it can serve as a baseline against which future drawings may be compared – with future efforts (hopefully) demonstrating improvement!
I used to draw horses all the time as a youth, nursing fantasies of getting my own horse. I devoured novels about horses, learned about breeds and colors, and was firmly convinced that I would have my own horse (Arabians were my favorite). And maybe, someday, I will.