Anticipating Pie, part 2

My downfall, ever single time I make pie crust, is the rolling. Well, maybe my downfall is just short of rolling, deeming the right amount of chilled water to add to make it easier to roll. In the preservation of flavor and flake, I almost always underwater I think. Sort of the opposite of what…

To sleep or not to sleep: there is no question.

One of the hardest things about parenting is chronic sleep deprivation. I assumed sleeping the child's first year of life would be a challenge. I underestimated how much so. Quotes abound that from nursing to worrying, once you are a parent, you never sleep well again. So far this is true. I'm a few years…

Cairncrest Farm Chocolate Muffins

There's a lovely family of farmers and artists at the helm of Cairncrest Farm. Browse their online store of 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured pork and poultry, and some dairy and eggs. The transparency is refreshing. Furthermore, for some of the most enjoyable writing on farm life today, check out their blog. From the Cairncrest…