Whole 30 meal planning

Digging in and doing Whole 30 – or something similar – Meal Plan, Week 1

We keep floundering between a couple weeks of eating really well and then a couple weeks of binging on chips and macaroni & cheese.  A friend of ours just finished a Whole 30 and has…

Duckingham Palace is habitable!

I conned my father in law into coming over and helping us make a final push towards getting Duckingham Palace safe for the ducks. This included moving the ceiling joists, building doors, and putting up…

And we have ducklings!

I am a solid week late on this update.  We bought our ducklings 7 full days ago.  They are fucking hilarious.  The woman we bought them from (they were $5 each, if you’re curious what…

Teriyaki Beef Sliders

Last summer, my friend Ivana and I entered the Sutter Home’s “Build a Better Burger” competition.  Our arrangement was that we would each submit the same number of recipes, then if either of us got…

We are on the home stretch of the duck project

I still haven’t gotten the pond up and running.  And by up and running, I mean gluing the valve onto the end of the drain pipe.  That is literally all it needs to hold water….

The Great Hummus Showdown®

A few weeks ago, we had a small bbq.  I made hummus.  But I didn’t make just any hummus, I made Smitten Kitchen’s Ethereally Smooth Hummus.  It was pretty good.  In fact, I got a lot…

Helo has been shedding

Fairly lightly for the last few months.  This is not consistent with the all-out coat blow that he did the first year or so that we owned him, but according to my research, it’s not…