Sew Quick and Easy Party Favor Mini Tote Bags

Now that there is a little less than a month left before my son’s birthday, I have started to give more thought to how his birthday party will be.  I wasn’t sure what theme to choose for the party because he loves so many movies that would make great party themes (Cars, Wall-E, Despicable Me…).…

Kefir "Hard" Cider

As I hinted in an earlier post, kefir grains can be used for more than just making kefir.   Another tasty, probiotic drink that can be made is a type of “hard” cider.  If you don’t like alcohol, though, you still might like it because the amount of alcohol that is formed is very low.…

Crock Pot Carnitas with Homemade Corn Tortillas

I have been experimenting with a lot of new foods lately.  First, because I finally found a slow cooker here; they aren’t exactly commonplace here in Spain.  Second, because I am looking for new foods that my son will like to eat.  Last, because it’s fun. One of my new favorites is carnitas.  I had…

How to Make Kefir

I mentioned using kefir in my smoothies the other day.  Some of you, though, may not know what kefir is, or how you obtain it. Kefir is basically a fermented milk product similar to yogurt.  It tends to be a bit thinner than yogurt, though, and supposedly has more beneficial bacterial strains in it;  it…