Kaper Chart

Kaper is the word Girl Scouts use for any of the little tasks that make a meeting or activity possible.  As a Junior leader, I use the patrol system and give each patrol a responsibility, but when I was an assistant Brownie leader one of my roles in the troop was to make the kaper … Continue reading Kaper Chart


Zucchini Tofu

Here is my favorite tofu recipe.  Although it's sort of Chinese-like, I cook it more slowly over lower heat than an authentic Chinese stir-fry, which gives the onions a very different flavor.  Quantities are VERY approximate; basically it's "season to taste".  When zucchini is not in season, you can use frozen zucchini, thawed and drained--but it … Continue reading Zucchini Tofu

Train Travel

We just took a trip to Chicago and back on Amtrak, and it was wonderful!  Our three-year-old railroad enthusiast was thrilled, and Daniel and I had a great time too.  It's dramatically different from airline travel.  Some of the differences are absolutely positive, others are better from our point of view but wouldn't suit everyone, and … Continue reading Train Travel