I’m off for the long weekend – Jan has to stay behind and work – with the kids to stay at a friend’s cabin in the Sierras. No snow, but probably cool to cold so we will be going hiking. But I decided to bring stuff to teach the kids some cooking skills. On the menu so far – blackberry creme brulee (Grace’s request and if she really learns how to make it then maybe we can have it made for us!?) and scones and cheese straws and roast meat and potatoes and anything else that comes up.

I’ll try to bring the camera and get some pictures of the gorgeous redwoods and of the disasters in the kitchen…