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Review: Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins

I wrote and scheduled this review a while ago.  Since then another one of my children has moved out.  Growing up and becoming independent are good and necessary things, but even under the most ideal circumstances they cause turmoil for us mothers.  And when are circumstances ever ideal in this broken world?  So I reread […]

Spicy Apple Salad

Now that it’s well into apple season, I have been looking for this recipe again. It is a surprising one, full of intense flavor and satisfying crunch, and rich in an unusual way.  My mouth waters at the memory and we will be eating it again soon.  Our apples are small and bumpy this year–that […]

Stress-free, Succulent Turkey

Being Canadian, we have already enjoyed our Thanksgiving turkey, and it was delicious. I used to dread cooking turkey, hoping desperately that it would be neither undercooked nor dry and overcooked.  With this recipe it’s so stress-free to make tender and delicious turkey! Here’s what I do (and what some of my friends are now […]

A Christian Homeschooler on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a best seller, not only on Amazon and the New York Times, but also internationally.  You’re probably thinking the same thing I was. An international best seller about tidying up?  How is that possible?    Not being a naturally tidy person (although it’s amazing how […]

Pickled Beans, Large and Small Batches

Large Batch Pickled Beans: Use about 5 gallons of freshly picked green beans to make about 14 quarts pickled beans. Carefully wash and trim beans. Into each hot, clean quart jar put: 2 cloves of garlic 1 head dill weed 1 t crushed chili peppers Fill with carefully cleaned and trimmed beans, allowing 1 inch […]

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