Monday, May 8, 2017

the quotidian (5.8.17)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary; 
everyday; ordinary; commonplace

Because I was craving chocolate.

He always spills.

A new month, a stocked larder: hallelujah.

Dancing dervish, aka our resident dork.

Repairing the damage.

Natural curls: how best to manage the mop?
(Giving this a go.)


This same time, years previous: Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad, the science of parenting, fence, how it is, not what we're used to, rhubarb cream pie, roasted rhubarb.


  1. I love photos of other people's pantries. I ask if I can take a picture when I visit anyone pretty. I think I like all the potential I see there and feel like I can know them better from their cooking ingredients. Lots of energy there.

    1. Judith, I like exploring pantries also. It's always interesting to see what that thing is that a family just can't live without. My family it is NUTS. Peanuts, pecans, filberts, mixed, any kind.... I can substitute this and that in recipes but if the nuts are missing, oh no.

      I like the sugar stack. (At least I think that is what it is...what it looks like in the picture) I don't think I ever have less than 3 powdered sugar on hand.

    2. I was wondering if anyone would notice the sugar stack! Each bag is 7 pounds---we were gearing up for a donut party....

  2. I noticed the sugar stack right away--of course I did! :) I'm curious about the can of "water". And, I'm shocked that you don't make up your own taco seasoning! I love looking at other's pantries too, can you tell? About the curls...I have pretty curly hair and have tried so many products it's ridiculous! My current favorite I get at Wal-Mart for a mere $7--hallelujah! It's a line called Strictly Curls by Marc Anthony. The product is called Curl Envy. It's very light, smells good (important) and works great for me!!

    1. The water came back with my husband when he went on a trip with Mennonite Disaster Service. Water in a can---what a novelty.

      Thanks for the curls advice! You are so right: scent is super important.

    2. My solution for curls is a hair elastic!

    3. As pull the hair back?

  3. Of course the chocolate cake looks delicious!