Caroline Barrett

Shallot-crusted steak: cool food on a hot night

by Caroline Barrett

We haven’t had many hot nights yet this year. But do not worry: there will be many. There will be nights where the heat causes us to move slowly. Hot nights where my dog Agnes won’t come out from the cool shady spot under the […]

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Baby animals, cider donuts and trail mix

by Caroline Barrett

We’ve been going out to Indian Ladder Farm’s Baby Animal Days since we had a baby to bring. Our photos albums are filled with pictures of kids and little farm animals. In one, a small Lucy gingerly holds out one finger, petting a baby chick. […]

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Making sushi with the girls

by Caroline Barrett

We love to go out for sushi. Sushi restaurants please everyone in our family, vegetarians, fussy eaters and grown-ups alike. Paul and I order sake, usually a tempura appetizer and roll or two to share. Lucy, being the resident vegetarian, orders an avocado roll. Zoe, […]

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The best thing about Spring Break – French Toast Sticks Recipe

by Caroline Barrett

We are a family of sleepers. When my kids were really little, I had friends who looked at me with envy when I told them of my kids’ sleeping habits. They like to sleep late. Even as babies, they would sleep way past eight – […]

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Picnic at Peebles Island – not a total distaster

by Caroline Barrett

If your kids are anything like mine, they will go out and hike with you. There is a fair amount of groaning, of course. But they will do it. Last weekend, we packed up a lunch and the dog and headed over to Peebles Island. […]

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