Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making Spring

Yesterday the kids started to paint easter eggs. I am so glad that I bought one of these nifty egg blowers. This little tool makes it so much easier to get the egg out of the shell. We had a play date with some lovely new friends and the kids used watercolor paints to make their designs. I also found some Bic permanent markers in pastel colors which worked quite well.

After lots of egg blowing, I decided to make a quiche for dinner. This recipe was what I had on hand., and it turned out very tasty.

~Preheat oven at 425 degrees and bake whole wheat pie shell for 10 minutes (I used a healthy premade organic variety)

~Combine approximately 6 eggs, 1 cup cooked brown rice, 1 cup grated cheese (I used a colby/cheddar mix), about 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper, and 1 2/3 cup whole milk. Add a sprinkle of black pepper, a dash of sea salt, and a tsp of oregano (or other herb of choice).

~Reduce oven temp to 325 degrees. Set shell on cookie sheet and fill, then carefully place on the middle oven rack. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until center is somewhat firm (no liquid), but still a little jiggly.

I also got to visit Vivienne's classroom today for some spring crafting. It was such fun to see the kids excited about making things with me. I read Mother Earth and Her Children, based on Sybille Von Olfer's Story of the Root Children. It is an amazing book, the illustrations are photos of this gorgeous quilt inspired by the fairy tale. Vivi and I both still prefer the classic book for the translation, but each book has it's own beauty. We made butterflies out of wool roving, based on the project that I saw in the Spring '08 Living Crafts magazine. If you have not seen this magazine, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I have enjoyed every issue. I also brought some modelling beeswax to make other little critters and flowers, and the kids loved it. They enthusiastically warmed the wax in their hands and made all sorts of delightful creations. It was such fun to watch them play with these gifts of nature. I feel so grateful for being able to share my love of handwork with these darling children!

~these were my samples that I shared with the class. Now the branches are filled with cheery wool butterflies in the classroom.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


tif said...

Is that your quote Emily (about not hurrying)? I love that - and will try to keep it in my mind. Thanks for inspiring me to slow down - and in many other ways! xo tif

Tan Family said...

What lovely ideas! Thank you for sharing them and inspiring us.

onegoldensun said...

Thank you for the sweet comments. I love that quote, it is by Lao Tzu. The buddhist perspective really resonates with me!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I am stopping by from blogasheville - so I didn't want to be rude and not leave a comment!

beautiful photos - so colorful !

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The Magic Onions said...

I love that you made a quiche from the eggs. They look lovely... I think we'll try some tomorrow.
PS - I have really been enjoying your blog... it's lovely!