Potage au Shrimp (aka shrimp stew)

 

Shrimp Stew

Potage au Shrimp

During the week we manage our farm, a slaughter house/processing plant/smokehouse, and a food distribution company.  We love being busy and intellectually challenged.  There are days when everything together feels unmanageable, but mostly it is the most amazing life I never knew I always wanted.

Plus we have two kids, our daughter is almost 4 and in preschool half-days 3 days a week. Our son is almost 2 and he’s with me 24/7. Our weekdays go like this — Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Redux

Valentine’s Day Re-dux

(aka Infant Sick = Valentine’s Day Postponed)

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This post is definitely very delayed but we have been going through a rough patch in our house lately. The past two weeks my son (3 months old) has had a cold, which translates to no one in our house is sleeping except for the 4-year-old.  By the middle of the first week we were past bleary-eyed five cups of coffee tired and approaching epic levels of sleep deprivation which culminated over Valentine’s Day weekend for me with flu like symptoms of achey legs, trembling hands and a very sensitive stomach. But no actual sickness ensued, it was just my body’s way of saying – seriously,

you need to sleep  – or things are going to get ugly around here. Continue reading

Bone Broth – Rebirth

They Said It Would Change Your Life….

Ever had one of those arguments that changes your relationships when it’s over?  I don’t mean the “break-up” fight, no this argument is something different.  This one changes how you view yourself and all your relationships.  An argument that changes you.

I have experienced one of those with my best friend and it’s been wonderful-terrible.  For my entire life food or drink has been a safe haven when I’m feeling blue- aka emotional eater.  The argument made me aware of all these crutches.  Among other things, it made me re-look at the example I’m setting for my kids.

From pain comes rebirth… Continue reading

Put That in Your Pie Hole

When I saw that it was National Pie Day, I could not pass up the opportunity to take a stab at a meat pie. I definitely prefer savory pies over sweet pies.  When living in Chicago I was spoiled with great restaurant options.  Two of my favorite neighborhood eats served up delicious traditional English savory pies and the other made a great pasty. I’ve eaten plenty of both, but have never made one of my own, so what better time than now. Continue reading