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About Erika

Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!

Science of Yeast Image Gallery

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A couple of days ago I posted our Experiments with Yeast. Here’s the Science of Yeast Image Gallery with photos and videos of the three different types of yeast we had seen through a good microscope. Thanks to Bill Carter for all the images!             … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake to Celebrate Friendship

Celebrating Friendship It’s almost Valentine’s day, and for cooking class I wanted to do something special to cherish love and friendship. In my country that’s what Valentine”s day is actually called: “Day of Love and Friendship,” therefore I chose to do Strawberry Shortcake, my husband’s favorite treat, pairing it up … Continue reading

Discovering the Science of Yeast

Playing with Yeast It’s been a long time since we last had Make Day and cook up some science experiments for the kids, so we decided to literally cook this time and explore the Science of Yeast. To do so, we planned to do the same bread recipe 3 times, … Continue reading

Movie Class – Learning About Story Conflict

What is the Story Conflict? We had our second Movie Class yesterday, and my little filmmakers explored what makes stories move forward and be interesting: The Story Conflict. Last week we talked about the Importance of Story. I had asked the kids to think over the week, as their homework, … Continue reading

Lemon Black Pepper Cornmeal Cookies

Have you ever tried weird flavor combinations? Like mixing Black Pepper and Lemon for making a delicious, crumbly, sweet cookie? If you haven’t, you should! We have a lemon tree in our backyard which produces huge lemons year-round. My sister-in-law gave us a wonderful book called Luscious Lemon Desserts by … Continue reading