Winter in Illinois

If you are a lover of winter you may not appreciate this post.  I was born in July and am a SUMMER girl at heart.  Down to my core.  I LOVE SUMMERTIME!  Ok you get it. Winter in Illinois... is so unpredictable.  I know its January and yes, we have had some winter fun. My oldest son celebrated his 10th birthday -YES 10!!  How crazy is that?! For his birthday we enjoyed a sledding party with a few of his friends. [caption id="attachment_431" align="alignnone" width="300"] This was the BEST party ever!  The kids sled down big hills, attempted snow boarding,

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Asparagus Soup

1.5 lbs of asparagus – I prefer fresh, but its kinda expensive right now, so I bought frozen & it works! 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 3 tbsp rice flour – I use whole wheat cause thats what I had! 2 cups water – could use a chicken or veggie broth 2 cups of almond milk unsweetened – could use any nut milk 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp tarragon Wash the asparagus & trim off the tough ends. Chop the stalks, set aside. In a saucepan, sauce the

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