Monday, March 23, 2015


Mathematics Made Simple!

Not always the most interesting topic in the bunch but our student, Avery was gifted in this area so when a friend and former teacher came over with some work books for highschool to college level math, we thought we'd give it a try.

We went with 'Math Made Simple' which gives an overview of many different areas of the subject.  The first 6 chapters seemed a breeze.  Chapter 7 not so much, so we decided to skip and return to it later.  Chapter 8 and 9 have taken some time as well and since the student has now surpassed the teacher in this subject we came up with a specific day to attend free math tutoring at the community center, Math Mondays.

After all, Avery's already there for computer class and the math tutors show up about an hour or so after class ends which gives time for socializing before class begins.  He was shy to approach tutors but did it anyway, so I surprised him with a 'Certificate' to buy a new book or comparable prize for taking initiative.  Math is still not our favorite subject but he's learning and at some point it may spark an interest we hadn't thought of.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Science Experiments You Can Eat!

We found this book at the thrift store for $0.50!  So far we've made Strawberry Bombay, Custard and today's experiment, making butter!  Next time we'll take the butter and turn it into ghee.  Much to learn regarding how fats work, the health benefits of and so on...

For more ideas on how to make butter, check out: HOW TO MAKE BUTTER: HOMEMADE BUTTER TUTORIAL:

And making ghee:

The 20 Health Benefits of Real Butter

An Ancient's Feast!

To close out this trimesters Social Science assignment on the study of Ancient cultures, Greece, Egypt and Rome, we decided to make a feast for the ancients.  We all love to eat and this is a great, fun way for us to learn about these ancient cultures.

Since our family is on the GAPS diet:, which allows no grain or sugar, these recipes actually work well for the most part, we have made a few modifications to accommodate our diet.

Ancient Feast
Kefethes - Greek Lamb Meatballs with an eggy milky texture/flavor (see original recipe here: , we substituted lamb meat, coconut milk, almond meal for the bread crumbs and omitted the cheese)

===========----------------------------====---Soup and Salad---====------------------------------==========
Greek Bean Soup - a white sweet bean soup with beef broth and onions (see original recipe here:

Egyptian Fruit Salad - A fruit salad with melon, dates, coconut, figs, apples and pomegranates.

===========----------------------------=====----Main Course----=====------------------------------==========
Steak w/ mint - title says it all

Roman Green Bean Vegetable Blend - A salty green bean dish with
coriander, leeks, and cumin seeds (see original recipe here:

Egyptian Date Candy - A date candy with cinnamon, nuts, and seeds. (see original recipe here:

Roman Peach Starter - A peach dish with grape juice, dried mint,
and a little coconut texture (see original recipe here: , neither nectarines nor apricots were in season so we opted for frozen peaches).

Monday, November 3, 2014

-=Mythos Academy=-

This is the first blog post for Mythos Academy.  We are a normal school in a home environment which adds the function of learning ancient and Japanese culture.

A normal day may include tending our garden, Botany, Computer Science at the Teen Center, Math, Spelling.. (boring) or more fun stuff like learning how to draw Japanese anime.  Cooking and conducting science experiments with food is some of our favorite ways to learn.

Please enjoy our blog!