Almond Flour Lemon Muffins

Almond Flour Lemon Muffins Makes 24 muffins 
 Ingredients 360 g almond flour (sometimes I substitute up to 1/4 cup of coconut flour) 192 g tapioca starch (I’ve also substituted potato starch for some of the tapioca)* 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder (I use homemade corn-free baking powder) 1 tsp kosher […]

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Favorite Books of 2019

(I’m still, perhaps madly, hoping to maybe catch up on my reading notes for the last few months of 2019, but in the meantime, I put together this list for a friend and thought I’d share it here.) My favorite books that I read in the past year: 1. I re-read The Brothers Karamazov (Richard […]

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After Long Silence…

It’s been a long time since I opened the Add New Post tab on my browser. And even longer since I actually finished and posted a blog entry. There are a few drafts that never made it very far, withering on the branch. Some seasons of life are fertile and some are fallow. This has […]

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Winter Wonderland

First, we had a big snow, about 8 inches. Which is huge for December in eastern Massachhusetts where we usually don’t get significant snow until January or even February. And then it froze and stuck around for days. Also unusual for early December. The kids all earned money shoveling snow. It’s a great thing to […]

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Reading Notes September 2019

Finished in September 1. Uptown Local by Diane Duane (Kindle only) A collection of her short stories. I really liked the first story from the point of view of a slave boy in the Roman Coliseum. There was a Young Wizards short story that was quite fun too. All in all an enjoyable book. 2. […]

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Bleak October

It’s been a month since I last wrote on my blog. September was a hard month and October is not shaping up to be much better. Ben’s allergies and asthma have been terrible and I suspect there was a cold in there among all the rest of it as well. He’s been to urgent care […]

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Summer Reading Notes 2019

Summer doldrums hit and I never got around to publishing my book notes for June or July. And now August is over too. So I’m just going to make one massive Summer Book Notes post and clear the slate for the fall. I read a lot this summer, mostly in series. Finished in June In […]

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Podcasts with kids

Now that the kids are older I’m finding that podcasts work really well at hitting that sweet spot for listening to while I cook or on a short drive. Here are some of our current favorites. Do you listen to podcasts with your kids? I’d love to learn about your favorites. Many of my readers […]

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