This is one of those weeks where I look back and think that somehow, it seems to have gone by so very quickly and that both a lot got done and nothing got done at all. Or, I guess we could say that a lot got done, but not necessarily the stuff that I had planned to get done. Right. I guess no surprises there.
On the list of things accomplished that were somewhat unintentional: making rice milk. Not to offend any vegan sensibilities, but I do consider being dairy-free a hardship (albeit a minor one) in that it limits my ability to do exceedingly pleasurable things like say, eating a pile of delicious cheese. Indeed, one of the great tragedies of dairy-free living has been the absence of cream in my morning coffee. To some, this would be a small inconvenience. Yet, in the very early morning after a relatively sleepless night with a teething baby, it is sort of a big deal. I've been using coconut milk as a substitute, which has been mostly satisfactory, but I wanted to try something new.
I've been using rice milk in smoothies lately and I thought that if it were just slightly less watery, it might make a good coffee addition for days when a coconut hiatus becomes appealing. So, I tried my hand at making up a batch of homemade rice milk. It was really easy to make and the general household consensus is that it is really good for something not procured from a cow, although because it is slightly thicker than something like Rice Dream, it is probably better suited to smoothies than cereal. I used this recipe and will likely make this again soon.
In other news, there is a fun Alphabet Glue post up on the Rhythm of the Home blog today. Pop on over to check out some great photos of Alphabet Glue in action (shared by some fellow bloggers and favorite internet neighbors). There's a giveaway too. Also, if you'd like to take a peek at the comic book project from Volume Eight, you can download a free excerpt of the issue at The Crafty Crow and it includes the comic book templates and instructions!