New Ways, For Now

I live in the country and I homeschool my kids, so you'd think I already frequently shop online and use a lot of internet-based resources. But typically I don't. I might put in a shopping order once a month (is that a lot?), preferring to actually use my physical senses to assess items I want … Continue reading New Ways, For Now

Help me make a list!

Fill in the blank: Pandemic-induced time at home is the perfect time for ______________________. I'm putting "potty-training" in there! I see lots of juice and books in my future . . . Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash What's on your project list for the coming weeks? with love, Anita

Summer Cooking: Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

Yes, it is that time of year that I've heard (jokingly) is the only time Mennonites lock their cars at church. It's full-fledged zucchini season. Seemingly overnight, the tiny doll's-arm-sized vegetables swell into gargantuan human-arm-sized ones, and they replace themselves faster than an army of ants finding a sugar bowl in spring. This spring my … Continue reading Summer Cooking: Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread


I can hardly let May pass by without mentioning strawberry shortcake. We've been having a hard time finding strawberries to pick around here--apparently the rains hit at just the wrong time this spring. I feel bad for the strawberry farmers who had a short, wet season last year too. We did find some already-picked strawberries … Continue reading Shortcake