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Entries from August 2008

Celebrity Chef (Part 2): Caramel Carrots…

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

The celebrity chef is at it again: This time he is caramelizing carrots… Meet the Team: A bunch of carrots A tablespoon of brown sugar A tablespoon of ground cinnamon Butter for dabbing Don’t forget that sippy cup, cooking is thirsty work… Play the Game: Very carefully with the help of your friendly adult… grab […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Badge Bonanza…

August 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We all went a bit mad making badges this week… My kids love making art that is useful – it is less likely to find its way (oh, so subtly – the mother person tends to be a frantic discarder of the thirty gazillion bazillion art works a day ) into the recycling!!! So here […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts · Paper Crafts

Celebrity Chef (Part 1): Marshmallow Surprise…

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Meet our celebrity chef: I cannot keep Hood #5 out the kitchen, so I thought I would publish a series of se7en of his best recipes… Meet the Team: marshmallows marie biscuits Play the Game: Step 1: Place as many marie biscuits as you need on a plate. And put one marshmallow on top of […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Brilliant Banana Bread to Die For in Se7en Steps!

August 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A friend once made this for us as a post baby present. I was sure that no-one would eat it, not everyone is mad about bananas! I called it cake and down it went and I have made it at least once a week ever since. Needless to say, like most recipes that enter our […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: If You See a Dragon… (crafty!)

August 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

If You See A Dragon Pray for China… I love teaching kids to prayer using spot prayers. For example, if you see an ambulance pray for the people inside it. Now, since I really would like the Hoods to have a prayerful concern for people around the world – I try and associate something with […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: The Inside/Outside Room…

August 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I know most people reading this blog will think back yard as a kind of garden space at the back of your house but when I say back yard, think courtyard… and safe haven for short people to play… but still aesthetically pleasing for the adults that live here. We had this yawning yard at […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Outside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Wasn’t…

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

We didn’t go romping on the beach, even though we live two minutes away. We didn’t go out for ice-cream. We didn’t find wonderful wild things. We didn’t play a brilliant game of mudlarking. We didn’t create any great masterpieces. Hood #1: Did a whole lot school (yup, that is perched on top of a […]

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