c.chip, I am trying to perfect my baked egg custard. I've made it like six times this winter and last night's was the best yet! I also have gotten into cooking with citrus and zest and making delicious sauces and gravies to spice up meat dishes. The best dish I've made this pregnancy was a tangerine-molasses glazed roasted duck with whole wheat pearl couscous with tangerine-oregano oil.
I wouldn't consider him a hippy anymore (I never was) and our lifestyle has changed considerably from that time. But, I think DH is absolutely a hippie at heart and in his worldview. He is not uptight about things in general except for his highly philosophical ethical standard from which he judges people and events, and could care less about appearances, material stuff, technology...he is old school and loves thinking and learning abotu things. He also loves working with his hands and being self-sufficient, especially building with wood, and is soooo handy. He can make just about anything. He built our couch, all of our many bookshelves, the new baby's corner hutch, and so much more. We have a yurt on 50 acres we own in Maine and he built the massive deck it stand on by hand without power tools (it is in the wilderness). He's great!
I guess the hippiest stuff we do is camp off grid as often as we can in Maine. On a good year, we will camp up there 8-10 times.