Beth Shepherd - Pampers and Pakhlava

About Beth Shepherd

Some might fend off a mid-life crisis by leaving the comforts of their corporate salary to jet off to a deserted island. Others might buy a Jaguar. I’ve chosen to dive head-long into my 50s and beyond by becoming a first-time parent. I’ve traveled halfway around the world (several times) before adopting my daughter, and now I share my musings about life with a toddler in the Pacific Northwest.

Recent posts by Beth Shepherd

If you can’t bring the girl to Armenia

...bring Armenian food to the girl.

Armenian small plates

Seattle is a long way from Armenia but, in early fall, my heart is there. I long for a warm evening, a sidewalk cafe, and a slice of lahmajun with a glass …

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The carrot seed: Homegrown goodness

One of Little Bird’s favorite books is ‘The Carrot Seed,” written by Ruth Krauss and originally published in 1945. The story features a little boy who plants a carrot seed. No one in his family thinks it will come up. But the little boy knows better. He pulls the weeds …

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Hunting for huckleberries: Huckleberry-Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

Huckleberries and lavender

Huckleberry bush

A few years ago, I had a huckleberry bush growing in a pot in our garden. A lovely plant: evergreen, copper-colored new growth, adorable bell-shaped flowers followed by delicious fruit. My …

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