Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September - I

(Eep!  I've been behind this month.  This should get us up to speed.)

A trip to the Austin Science & Nature Center.

Where Zoe worked on overcoming her fear of bears (quite an understandable phobia, really!).

Who knew how much fun could be had with a rug?

Neva's impressive utensil skills.

Our stay in Marble Falls.  (In addition to rugs apparently beds are loadsof fun, too!)

Bed head.

See you next week (hopefully!).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sprouting + Juicing

Zoe and I recently planted wheat berries using old coconut shells for planters.

Add water and sunshine and a few days later, voila!

Wheat grass.  I wish I could say "then, we juiced it!"  It actually shrivelled up and died.  But we could have juiced it, and that would have been the smart thing to do.  We did juice though, weeks later, and sans wheat grass.  We did apple, kiwi, parsley and spinach.  An apple base plus some greenery; that basic recipe has become my favorite juice to make and drink.

I did the rinsing and chopping and Zoe did the juicing.  Neva looked on.  (Until she tired of that, at which point she screamed and pointed her way to the apples.)


Oh yeah, we also added celery.  I like to use celery or cucumber to mellow out the juice a bit, so it's not too strong.

Bottoms up!

The little people liked it, so that was good.  I really should do this juicing thing every morning.  I'm sure I said that the last time I juiced, a couple years ago now.  But really.  I should.