almost spring
February 22, 2011, 10:10 am
Filed under: Buddy the hamster, coloring pages, food, SALE, Thora

This is the last week of the book sale-  25% off at  Is there a bookstore, co-op, or veg store that you’d like to see carrying Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice? Let me know!

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting spring, here is something to color:

print coloring page

We’ve had some sunny days here in Nashville lately, and I really cannot wait for spring to emerge! I’m looking forward to being reunited with sugar snap peas, garlic scapes, fresh flowers, sunshine, farmers markets, and outdoor square dances. My goal this year is to spend more time working at my CSA farm and more time preserving veggies. Oh yeah! And to start another book.

Lately I’ve been working on various art projects- collaborating with other artists, making videos, performances, etc. I’ve also been spending lots of time experimenting in the kitchen. There’s a lot of dehydrating, fermenting, and soup-making going on.  For a little Valentine treat, I made Ani Phyo’s raw raspberry ganache fudge cake and it was delicious! I plan to make this cake again, but want to find a good substitute for the 1/4 c of agave.

I’ve been doing some fun projects with my young friends at the University School of Nashville. Yesterday we made a stop motion animation with clay figures, called “Exploring the Jungle.” Had it not been such a bustling work environment I would have photographed the process to share here, because this would be a great weekend project for kids to do at home. I’ll take pictures for you next time!

Lastly, an update on my smallest friend ever!  Buddy (my dwarf hamster) is doing really well and is thoroughly enjoying his awesome new house. When we adopted him, he came in a too-small tank. My partner Ki constructed this wonderful (big) house for the little guy, and I’m so happy to see him run and play!

Ki reflecting on his creation-

lots of little snails
February 10, 2011, 3:28 pm
Filed under: kids, making!

A group of preschool students from my hometown recently read Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice and made their own snails with their mamas!  I was happy to receive lots of very cute pictures- here are a few!

Thanks to the kids and mothers at Hosanna Lutheran for listening to my story and making such cool snails- and to my own mama for planning the project.  You’re awesome!


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