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Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 31, 2014

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 30, 2014

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams Learn how to become a leader at Camp Stevens Counselor Training: It’s a 10-day course that can change your life.

Recipe of the Month: Pappardelle with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Baby Kale

A brown butter sauce complements toasted walnuts, roasted butternut squash, and baby kale in a rich pasta dish that perfectly captures the flavors of fall/winter. Pappardelle with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Baby Kale Makes 2-4 servings Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1” pieces 2 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt and freshly … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 29, 2014

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Craft of the Month: Milk Carton Planters

Many a 6th grader has returned home from Camp Stevens with a nondescript pot of soil in tow. You can probably guess what is nestled in these little planters: seeds! And with enough attention and care, these seeds will sprout into seedlings – visible and tangible evidence of a plant’s life cycle and of how … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 28, 2014

“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – John N. Mitchell

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 27, 2014

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ”  -Pietro Aretino

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 24, 2014

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 23, 2014

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” – Alex Tan

Wednesday’s Whim: Drought

Yesterday, on my way to Julian Elementary to make fruit and vegetable juice with Eliot’s class, I heard this story on our local NPR station.  (The harvest of the month is kale – juicing seemed like the best way to convince kindergartners and first graders to eat kale!  Well, that and Hershey Kiss bribes.) I … Continue reading