I love having good kitchen tools.

The Kitchen Aid really is awesome, and I’ve been using some of my favorite gadgets more often.

  • Sturdy stainless steel cup measures
  • Wooden cutting boards
  • Chef knife given to us by my parents
  • Cast iron cookware
  • Cuisinart food processor

We made a delicious coffee cake for Valentine’s Day.

Mining at The Canyon was fruitful.

I loved it, even though it’s fake. Except for the hunk of chert, which has a thin vein of sparkly crystals in it (not pictured, I forgot to get it out of the bag). One of the best parts of the tour was our guide Selena, who was into many of the same things I am! She’s a soul-sister.

Treasures from the “mine” at The Canyons – The Mother Lode!!

Our first night walk was a success!

We saw caterpillars, frogs, cockroaches, a fishfly, ants, spiders, and scorpions. Here are some pictures.

And, I made fluorescent rocks for people to find along the way!