Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Rice


Check out Freerice.com, a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.  Pick a subject, answer questions in different levels, and for each correct answer, 10 grains of rice will be donated through the World Food Programme to help end world hunger.  We've tackled Spanish, Basic Math, and Geography so far.  Next up - Famous Paintings!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Low Budget Travels

BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM
Travel back in time and stroll the streets of a 1920's village representing a typical tram-stop community along the B.C. Electric Railway.  See what it's like to go to school where "children should be seen and not heard"!

BOY KING OF EGYPT AT ABERDEEN CENTRE
The pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx rebuilt with M&M's!  Meet Boy King Tutankhamun, check out his legendary treasures, watch Egyptian belly dance, and learn some Egyptian hieroglyphs.

DR. SUN YAT SEN CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDEN
Visit an authentic representation of a Ming Dynasty garden in the 15th century with beautiful courtyards and jade green lily ponds filled with old koi and even older turtles.  Try Chinese calligraphy, a game of Go, and enjoy a cup of Chinese tea.

No jet-lag, and no passports required!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Butter Butter Butter


Put whipping cream in a jar with a marble.

Shake shake shake...
Shake shake shake...
Shake shake shake...

Til it's nice & creamy.
M-m-m!

Scoop into molds and refridgerate.

Fresh homemade butter!

Time for some "hot toast with a great deal of butter on it", as Mercy Watson would emphatically agree.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Fun

Summer is for...

Fresh squeezed lemonade...

Sketching, biking, scootering...

Splashing...

Hiking...

Exploring...

Fresh peas & sundaes...

Beaches...

And friends to share with!