None of us remember our first birthday cake. It was likely your mother who, in the midst of the joy, chaos and emotion of a first birthday, set aside the time to remember to soften the butter, bring the eggs to room temperature, preheat the oven, and perform the ritual of her baby’s first cake. … Continue reading Today, I bake her a cake.
Today I came across a great little blog series called Day in the Life of a Homestead via Little Mountain Haven. I read through most of the blogs during our daily quiet time, which is when my toddler plays quietly by herself, my newborn naps in the carrier and I get some downtime of my … Continue reading Day in the Life on a One Acre Homestead
Wednesday was a foggy, humid Nova Scotia midsummer day – wild roses tumbling over everything, thistles sending up their spikes, blueberries just hinting at ripeness, the thick air scented like fruit and flowers. This is the weather that stretches memories all the way back to the idyllic summers of childhood. Eleanor and I spent this particular afternoon in … Continue reading Boiled Icing: A Traditional Nova Scotia Recipe