Month: January 2021

  • Bagels


    The Recipe Makes 6 Bagels, appx 2 hours Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 tsp active dry yeast 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar 3 1/2 cups bread flour (plus more for kneading) 1 1/2 tsp salt Toppings (optional) Mix 1 1/2 cup warm water with 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar (stir to dissolve sugar), add 2 […]

  • New Year, New Letter

    New Year, New Letter

    **Here is a copy of our semi-annual family update letter. ** Dear Friends and Family— Last year was full of travel and adventure—we all traveled to Europe in the fall, and bought a house in December, leaving little time for a holiday letter. This year was less traditionally hectic, although a house of six is […]

  • New Year, New Traditions

    New Year, New Traditions

    January 1, 2021- The first day of the new year. Usually a time for reflecting on what we have accomplished in the previous year and what we are looking forward to in the coming months. And while we certainly tried to incorporate those highlights into our day, it also felt like 2021 was deserving of […]

  • Building a Backyard Ice Rink

    Building a Backyard Ice Rink

    Given the rising COVID-19 case numbers, we opted not to do a lot of the normal winter activities that fill our days—skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing, and ice skating. However, we still wanted to be able to take advantage of outside time as much as possible this winter. We have some hills on our property […]