Friday, September 16, 2011

Hot Pepper Pickin' Paradise

Meadowview Farm in Kutztown, PA grows over 200 kinds of hot peppers, and the fields are open now for pick your own. It's fun getting lost in the rows of colorful peppers and looking at their interesting names: peach cheiro, chocolate scotch bonnet, purira, pequin, peri-peri, bhut jalokia, and Trinidad scorpion. Their prices are great and we will freeze and pickle enough to last till next year. Nearby, they have a chile pepper festival every September that brings over 5,000 people who love a good tongue lashing. The farm also grows over 150 kinds of heirloom tomatoes and sells hot jellies, herb jellies, flavored vinegars, and more. It's in a beautiful setting with horse and buggies riding up the long driveway, sheep and baby lambs in the fields, and a miniature horse farm next door. See a video and learn more about the farm's history at the link below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Children's books 26.27.28

A Flower Pot is Not a Hat, written by Martha Moffett and illustrated by Susan Perl, is a cute look at how kids discover and define things for themselves.

Beetle Boy by Lawrence David is Kakfa's The Metamorphosis retold for children only with a much happier ending. Delphine Durand's illustrations with lots of funny details are what makes the book really delightful.

Two Admirals is a silly story about two braggarts who upset a quiet little village by trying to outdo each other in absurd competitions, like seeing who can toss a pancake higher and who can fall down stairs more often without crying. David McKee wrote and illustrated this charming story.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beastie Boys are Bitchin'

The Beasties are back with an insanely fun half hour video starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen and tons of hilarious cameos.