Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chopping, Chopping Broccoli!

Remember Dana Carvey's Saturday Night Live Skit? I can't get it out of my head!

While Chris is out chopping firewood, I find myself chopping veggies and thinking about how he always says I'm using the wrong tool when I chop vegetables. (I tend to reach for the carving knife.) When I watch cooking shows on TV, he points out the knives the cooks are using. He should know. He's all about his tools. That's why he made the nutcracker for me!

A few years ago, Chris bought himself a Wusthof knife for hunting. He made the mistake of bringing it into the kitchen and I just love it, so when I saw this special Wusthof knife that Chef's Catalog is offering, I knew I had to tell you about it. This offer is a real deal at 64% off for a Wusthof Silverpoint II Nakiri 7-inch knife. Check out its design. The special price is just until January 3, so hop on it if you need one! Chris says, "Always use the right tool for the job." I say, "Buy once, but buy a good one!"

<a href="http://gan.doubleclick.net/gan_click?lid=41000613802179547&pubid=21000000000514512">Wusthof Silverpoint II Nakiri, 7-inch</a>

I hope this link works for you but if this doesn't show the photo, try the link on the sidebar. I'm hoping you'll try it. If you do, Chef's Catalog will thank me, and I'll thank you! Remember, time is running out!


  1. Hey Ronda, just posted about your giveaway on my blog, and I've been catching up with your doings too. It looks like you had a great Christmas with your family. And I sure wish I'd known you needed grapes! We were running over with them this year--but no apples at all. Go figure. I'm looking forward to breakfast on New Year's Day :) Thank you!

  2. Hi I picked up on you from Granny Sue. Right up my alley looking forward to following. love that nut cracker.

  3. Thanks, Granny Sue! Glad the package arrived intact! We did have a very happy Christmas! Any time you can all gather together makes it a party. Work and other family obligations are sometimes hard to work around, but when it works, it works!

    Rob Hunt, I'm having so much fun with this!!! I hope to offer ideas and a glimpse into our experiences with homesteading and family life that others will find fun and helpful.

  4. Granny, we may need to talk about grapes next year. I planted some white vintner variety this year but they're still babies.

    Rob, about that nutcracker. Chris has decided to take orders. He delivered his second one yesterday and has an order for a third one.