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Funny Matzah Factory Tour Video
Great for sharing with kids – big or little – before or during Pesach!!!

Everything’s goin’ my way…
Alright!  It’s like an early afikomen present!

Do it to Julia
Just realized that every plant in the house is going to need a heck of a good watering before Yom T…

Pesach Lapbook in Progress: Hands-on!
Further to my post last week about our first lapbook, here it is, with Naomi steadily working away.…

Pesach Desserts
So my Pesach meal plans often refer to “desserts”.  Here are a few that have become staples over th…

Pesach Food 2010
This is me.  All calm & organized in my gleaming Pesach kitchen.Bwa ha ha ha ha.But I do have s…

Gloom and Doom: I am going to KILL somebody
Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Gam zu l’tovah and all that.But.  BUT.Big grocery shop last Sunday.  Much, much …

Six-Word Saturday: 13 Nisan, 5770
Pesach pantry stocked:  gluten-free heaven!

Shabbos HaGadol La-Z Shabbis Fude (aka Food)
Mostly store-bought.  Ha ha ha ha!  Made a run up to Sobey’s and bought almost everything.  Yay for…

Animal, vegetable, hmm?
Gavriel Zev was enjoying his noisy little farmyard toy after supper last night.  It’s one of those …

Pesach Thoughts
Call it Child-Induced ADD:  I rarely listen to an online shiur or Torah audio clip longer than abou…

Well, well, well
Stand up from an hour and a half of sitting & writing (Really!  I really was writing!  No farmv…

Menu Plan Monday: 7 Nissan, 5770
Gack!  Pesach is coming, the kitchen is in turmoil… and everybody has to eat.This is officially the…

Lipa, Lipa, Lipa: the exodus from dull haggadahs
This guy is absolutely brilliant!With hardcover binding, traditional Hebrew text (no English, but a…

On the bookshelf…
You can tell I’m procrastinating, right?  There’s a load of dishes to be washed, a house to be clea…

Six Word Saturday: 6 Nisan, 5770
Quick, blow $500; Pesach essentials only!!!

How the other half lives
I’ve been loving my private one-on-one time with this big boy all week during the mornings, when Na…

Today’s Smoothie… and Shabbos food
Straight Coffee Smoothie:1 cup fresh hot French-press Second Cup Royal Blend coffee (what a snob!) …

Another first: buy Ontario, save the world… maybe!
First local peppers – red, orange, yellow.  First local cucumber.  I felt happy seeing them at the …

First BBQ of the year!
Hot dogs.  Boiled first, of course.  I’ve become SO picky about this step, but really, everything …

Yer daily dose of crazy!
Sara must have been somewhere that Eli couldn’t reach her, because he just called here… and YM wasn…

Sign Class Peeve
The person – one person, sitting across from me.  Who is a nice person, a very nice person.  A smil…

Days like today
In years like this year, on days like today, I walk around awed (odd?) by the synchronicity:  such …

Ask me
Ask me where YM is.  No, really, ask me.He’s out bike riding with a friend from school.After five y…

Menu Plan Monday: 29 Adar, 5760 (kosher, yummo, and super-easy)
Our coming week of suppers!  Posting it before I get to bed because I don’t know if I’ll have a cha…

Our first lapbook… in progress
P.S. Update here - pics of lapbook in Progress: great success!
Naomi doesn’t know it yet (she’s sl…

We have ($24/lb) matzah – and עברית!
Maybe two months ago, I swiped this Hebrew keyboard layout from the Internet and pasted it into a w…

Six Word Saturday: 28 Adar, 5760
First aliyah meeting:  really?  Israel??  US?!?!?

Much too late for seeds, I know, I know
…But I’m a sucker, and I saw a mixed-seed packet at Plant World this morning and decided, why the h…

Homeschool Matzah Bakery
A mama, 270g of flour,  about 100g of water, and two matzah-baking kids!  Oh, and it was all made p…

The $5 In(Sink)erator / Garbage Disposal
This summer’s experiment in compost promises to be a thrilling one:  GRINDING the compost up before…

A Small Pesach Mah Nishtana / Four Questions Book for Kids
Here’s what I’ve been working on today for my kids! (Okay, I’m procrastinating because I have a “r…