Yesterday, Amelia and I started work clearing an area in our yard for a composting bin. I decided after watching a reality show about Alaskan Homesteaders that I should attempt to use the extra wood and scraps around our yard to build our own composting bins. We cleared the spot and then I was perusing google for a prototype when I ran into a problem…step one: don’t use treated wood!
That was the wood I had been planning on using from a deck remodel. Argh.
Step two: cutting the wood. That dusty circular saw in the garage looks pretty sharp AND baseball in the yard with Patrick, Ty, Baby Grif and Amelia seems like so much fun!
I love making homemade pizza with my kids. Most people have no idea how easy and fun it is to make…the secret is adding seasoning to the dough (cheddar cheese powder, salt, garlic powder) to make it taste delicious and use my favorite local cheese by Beechers! Yum!
Having the bug chef, David George Gordon out to Camp Ossorio was incredible…what a great guy!
I had to take out a bunch of nutritional claims I quoted from the bug chef’s book and I could use that as the copy for the blog??
According to The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, “Many protein-rich bugs are also good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fats.”
Gordon’s book, also advises, “Are you worried about warding off Osteoporosis? Then eat crickets, which are loaded with calcium. Want to avoid Anemia? Try termites; they’re rich in iron. One hundred grams of giant silkworm moth larvae provide 100 percent of the daily requirements for copper, zinc, irone, thiamin and riboflavin. It turns out that animals that eat greens have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, the “good” fats with anti-oxidand powers that can help thwart forms of cancer and disease.”
Carolyn Ossorio writes about life in the city with her five children in her column for the Renton Reporter as well as regularly blogs for the Huffington Post about her love of cookin’ and trippin’ around the Pacific Northwest with her family. Forks in the Road is her family’s latest adventure — part cooking show, part field trip and 100% inspiring and relatable.