Skeletomb is an online video game put out by the team at punklabs.com, the creators of Kerflux, Rocketdock, and numerous other games and applications. Your whole family will enjoy this game, and best of all...it's free! Find out more by clicking here: Skeletomb!
My children are game developers and have recently released an additive wave puzzle game called Kerflux. It's relaxing, yet at the same time, stimulating. I know you and your family members will enjoy it!
Recently, I was lucky enough to find a great little Scottish thistle shortbread pan in our local thrift shop. Shortbread recipes go back to medieval times, when bakers would have leftover dough from making bread. They would place it in a slow oven to harden. Eventually, yeast was omitted from the bread recipe and replaced by butter and sugar, forming the Scottish delight known as "shortbread". Try my recipe for Almond Shortbread and Buttermilk Scones as well!
Vegetarians can enjoy a barbecue grill, cook-out, or fire pit party just as much as anyone else. My daughter and I made a fire pit from a bed of gravel, a ring of rocks and a removable steel grill. Here we roasted tofu, butternut squash and potatoes. My next cook-out will feature marinated/grilled Homemade Tempeh.
On a hot summer day, there is nothing more refreshing than a pitcher of iced water with slices of oranges, lime, or lemon floating inside. Slice the fruit thinly, leaving the washed rinds on, and for best results allow the fruited water to chill an hour or more before icing it and serving. Another treat is cucumber water, made in the same way. No need for sugary drinks! You and your guests will love these simple thirst quenchers. (Thanks and credit to my friend, April, for this great idea!)
My daughter recently made a seed table out of scrap lumber for starting plants.
My grown children have a tiny member of their family with a big appetite. Meet Eddie, a little Teacup Chihuahua!
In Southern California at this time of year, we are blessed with lovely wild poppies. They are tucked away in divots and drains, in corners and crevices. In our little yard, their golden-orange petals can be seen peeking out from nests of silvery green fronds. Do you have a favorite wild flower in your part of the world?
Goodbye, dear Oogie Boogie! We will love you forever!