I just realized that today is the blog’s one year anniversary-woohoo. If you would like to follow the blog you can do so 1 of 2 ways: you can follow through RSS or by commenting on one of the posts (click the date) and signing up to get new blog posts by email:
I apologize for this complication but I did not enjoy how the signup form looked on my site. Here’s to one more year of good food, home apothecaries, paintings, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Thanks for being here.
I might be getting into this dry brush thing.
Thinking about doing the 75 Hard Challenge and currently teaching myself how to knit.
I have been inconsistent on quite a few things as of late.
Right now working on the summer part of my “seasonal guide”. Some of the information is from books, some from websites & some of it is from me.
A previous example:
This is a quieter, more reflective time of year, a time when sleep and rest are the main medicine.Energetic Herbalism by Kat Maier pg. 100
Seasonal Medicine For Winter
Rest, rest, rest. Winter is the time for going inward, self-reflection, and slowing down to conserve energy. Many people have switched from reading books to listening to audiobooks. For the winter, give your ears a rest and snuggle up to read a great book.
Do your best to live with the daylight hours. When the sun goes down earlier, have a light meal and turn electronics off. Practice hibernation.Energetic Herbalism by Kat Maier pgs. 106-108
Seasonal Food For Winter
Veggies: Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Collard Greens, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash
Been trying to get better at “living seasonally,” including eating seasonally. This idea and this rhythm has been in the background guiding most of my choices, but now it’s in the forefront.
When it comes to eating seasonally, which requires like most change, a time of adjustment (for me especially in winter), I’m trying to be more strict about it.
If that means that the only fruit I’m eating is apples, strawberries, & pineapple (which I love) for 3 months then so be it. I’ll enjoy them that much more and I’ll miss them that much more when they’re out of season and be even more excited and ready for them when they’re back in season.
There is something to be said for something not being available all the time.
Which also means right now is really not the time for two of my favorites, tomatoes & oranges, and that makes me sad.
Needed exertion in fresh air and sunshine, nothing like it.
Been busy busy busy in the kitchen but haven’t felt like taking any pictures. Also didn’t cook a lot last week. This week so far has been a week of prep: veggie broth, vegan sausage, pre-cook lentils for a recipe, make gluten-free flour, make gluten-free pancake mix (in which I ran out of some things and am improvising a bit), try new brownie recipe, make baked beans from scratch for the first time.
Later this week I’m trying out a couple of new recipes and I wanted to get some of the work out of the way: A vegan full English breakfast (From Frasier to Poirot, I have seen these on tv and always wanted to try it, so I found a recipe) and vegan lentil meatballs.
It has also been a time of study. I picked back up reading the Mishneh Torah & Shulchan Arukh, and I’m attempting to go a bit deeper in my studies of Herbalism. Also perfecting and experimenting with the whipped calendula cream.
Photos might be back soon.
Today I had to run without my headphones (not by choice). I almost forgot how wonderful it is to run in silence.
Liner notes are absolutely ridiculous on this album.
These are the last two albums from the collection that my aunt sent. Also finished a series of paintings that I’m working on (coming soon). Didn’t spend a lot of time outdoors today because it was so cold.