Friday, August 21, 2015

Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce - A great make ahead sauce to have in your fridge or freezer


You know you are truly blessed when friends drop by for a casual visit with fresh vegetables straight from their yard! We now have fresh Karela (bitter melon), Cucumbers , three different kinds of chili pepper ranging from mild to HOT and Tomatoes.... lots of tomatoes! Sweet and juicy heirloom ones and mildly tart but incredibly flavorful cute Cherry tomatoes. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIY Craft - Puzzle Artwork



Sid is obsessed with TRAINS. And Thomas and Friend for as long as I can remember. I thought eventually his craze with Thomas will wean off. But it seems to grow stronger every day. The six year old is eagerly waiting for the next Thomas movie to be released this September. I bet not many of you knew that there are Thomas movies and they release (DVD release) a new movie almost every year.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY Craft - Painted Mason Jars with School Glue/ Mod Podge and Food Color



In my last post I told that we recently shifted to our new condo, a town-home to exact. Decorating our new abode on a budget means repeated visits to IKEA. That store has never failed me. This summer we often found ourselves eating Swiss meatballs and Najad Salmon (smoked salmon) for lunch there. After our lunch, I would deposit Sid at the Småland (Småland is a play area where children can feel Swedish forest atmosphere. While they are playing, you can enjoy your shopping experience knowing your children will be safe and cared for.) and enjoy 60-minutes of me-time and retail therapy. The retail therapy was not limited to just me. Sid grabbed some color pencils, markers, water colors and paint brushes too.

The summer that was!

I have been planning my to-do list for summer since March. 
     - Yogurt dots and pops
     - Homemade, preservative and dye free Jello
     - Diabetic friendly sorbets and pops
     - summer soups and salads
     - No cook summer dinners....

I was brimming with ideas for the blog and fun activities for the kid. But nothing happened. The closest thing I did was to freeze store bought fruit juices in popsicle molds.

Why???

We moved to a new house. We are still renting but its a bigger place and a better school district.