Here and There

Sunday, December 20, 2009


2 out of 4 of our chicks were fellas. Thanks to Craigslist we found Astro a new home and today we'll say goodbye to Mercury. Hopefully to a good home too. Or maybe he'll be the best fighting bird since little Jerry Seinfeld. It's hard to say when someone from Craigslist calls you on a rooster posting.

So now it's just Rhoda and Sunny, the lovelies. Rhoda is friendly and Sunny is funny-lookin'. They were the pair we were supposed to have I suppose and I can't wait for 6:45 tomorrow morning and NOT hearing a cockle-doodle-doo.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Sometimes, this happens when you cook together. The gingerbread house falls down.

Then immediately afterward you cook "together" (which is when kid is in the room but not on the counter) and get the most delicious results: Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake. I made this last year when SK originally posted the recipe. This time it turned out even better. Maybe my favorite coffee cake ever.