Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fruity Buttermilk Pancakes

2 tbsp butter melted and cooled slightly, then more for for greasing pan 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup buttermilk … Continue reading

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Hungry Monkey

Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father’s Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater By Matthew Amster-Burton This fun-loving memoir struck a chord with me.  I enjoyed the parenting experiences as well as the recipes, several of which I tried.  I have this … Continue reading

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K Quilt

This quilt is inspired by my sweet niece.  I asked her what color she would like in a quilt, and she answered “Blue!” while sitting in her very pink room.   I joked with her but in the end I used … Continue reading

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C Quilt

First quilt with my new sewing machine.  I have only made one attempt at a quilt previously.  I designed this myself, made the half squares and arranged them into a C.   It is far from perfect but I think it … Continue reading

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Angel Quilt – finished!

The Angel that I stitched with my friend Lori has made it into a quilt via the Angel Quilt project, a charity that makes quilts for needy children.   I am thrilled with how it turned out, though I am unsure … Continue reading

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February Photo

A rare sunny day in Limerick City along the River Shannon.   King John’s castle features prominently.  I thoroughly enjoyed this brisk, clear winter day.

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How to Raise a Child With a High EQ

How to Raise a Child With a High EQ – A Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence. By Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD Here’s a bold statement:  IQ is up but EQ is down.   We are better able to teach our children … Continue reading

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