a teeny tiny harvest

It's teeny tiny and round and red and fresh. It's perfect. It's going to get eaten in one crunchy bite. And it's probably the earliest thing we have ever harvested from our garden. It's April! Things are starting to happen in the garden!


who wants some chips?

"Who wants some chips?" I yelled. The relative quiet of our tiny house turned into a roaring stampede as those growing boys of mine ran from all corners to beat the other to the afternoon snack. They pushed each other out of the way trying to be the first to the kitchen. One of them almost didn't make it. Savage boys. They almost turned on me when they quickly realized I had deceived them into thinking I was serving up greasy, crunchy potato chips. "What???" one cried out as he looked down at a bowlful of dark green, crispy kale chips. I thought the other was going to literally cry. Did I feel guilty for misleading them? Maybe a little. But I knew these chips were so much better for their growing bodies. If I could actually get them into their bodies. My picky eater flat out refused. My more adventurous eater eventually gave in after I went on and on about how good they were. It took some coaxing, but he did it - he dug into the bowl and I soon found myself trying to fight him off before he devoured the entire thing!
Kale chips are super easy to make. Simply cut up a bunch of kale into bite-sized pieces and toss with olive oil. I drizzle a little tamari and sprinkle a few sesame seeds onto the kale and toss until coated. Spread onto baking sheet and bake at about 250F for about 10-15 minutes. Yum!


this moment

all kinds of weather, we stick together
inspired by soulemama - thanks to Huron Image Factory for photo