Petit Paradis – Soup de Jour – Miso

Well, I guess there are a hundred different versions of miso. This one was made from a stock of vegetable scraps and some bones from dinner. Carrots and celery chopped finely. Perhaps the last of the celery that we will see for a while given the incredible price hike it has received recently. I have … Continue reading Petit Paradis – Soup de Jour – Miso

The Last of March

The rains have come and I am grateful. Mostly because the days are sunny and delightfully warm and those overnight showers or early morning drops are ideal for the young seedlings and newly planted trees. I have also been re-potting some of the trees and they are liking this extra fresh water. It is also … Continue reading The Last of March

A Matter of Distance & Why it Matters

As told in a previous post, we are now home schooling our boys. So when I'm tasked to teach about distance and measurement I take the opportunity to make it real. I have been designing and building our chicken yard recently and in the eleventh hour I made an alteration to the design as you … Continue reading A Matter of Distance & Why it Matters

Lessons from Our First Week of Home Schooling

Gran - despite her robust diet of packaged meals, meat pies, toast & jam, dry biscuits and Promite, fizzy drinks, milk chocolates and prescription medicine - still has a fairly tenuous grip on life. Especially after her near dead experience last November. Grans health (and a society gradually contracting as a form of risk management … Continue reading Lessons from Our First Week of Home Schooling

Petit Paradis – Soup de jour – Spicy Pumpkin Soup

It's 4:30 am and I am awake. Rested, but awake. Gran is mumbling to herself in her darkened room. She watched television until late last night. Why else would you mumble in your sleep? Have you seen what's on TV these days? When I get up after my morning mediation and enter into the passage … Continue reading Petit Paradis – Soup de jour – Spicy Pumpkin Soup