Sourdough for pizza!
It has been a busy spring/summer for me.
Working, even part time, really takes up the better part of my week.
But getting back into the kitchen this past weekend has been so wonderful!
The pizza dough was for company we were having on Saturday evening.
We do not entertain much these days, so having friends over is a real treat!
My version of lemonade
Organic lemons, filtered water, and a squirt of liquid stevia.
Put it in the sweetest juice container I've ever seen!
I drink thru a straw, because the lemons can do some damage to your enamel over time.
I refresh the jar thru the day with fresh water, but rarely add more stevia.
Start fresh the next day.
I think this would be great with limes and maybe a chunk of an orange.
Fulton Street Farmers Market
I am at the farmers market every single Saturday.
My raw milk farmer is there with our share of milk, plus I get to wander the market, picking and choosing from among the best produce/flowers/breads/plants around.
This week my take home bag contained homemade granola from a newer vendor, free ranged eggs, organic cabbage, rhubarb, hothouse tomatoes, and my milk.
Galvanized edging for my herb/flower garden
A work in progress.
The "grass" in the front of the garden is really just a mess of weeds we just keep mowing.
Mums planted in the front over the weekend.
Got the 3 mum plants from our daughter Gina, who wanted them out of her garden.
I'll take 'em!
Rhubarb, sugar, and rosemary
I bought rhubarb at the market, plus a sprig of rosemary from my own garden, to make a rhubarb/rosemary simple syrup.
Just a tablespoon added to club soda or even my sugar free lemonade and BAM!
Takes it up a notch!
Rhubarb/Rosemary simple syrup
Is this color not just beautiful?
Essential oils for my homemade Squito Spray
I had the oils, just did not really know how to combine them.
With some help from an herbalist friend, we came up with what I hope will be an effective squito deterrent.
Since I do not want aluminum in my deodorant, I simply make my own.
This is a recipe I tested out with some friends and acquaintances a couple months ago, and it has proven effective as a deodorant.
This is NOT an antiperspirant....our bodies were meant to perspire.
But it does keep the stinks away!
Grated organic cabbage, apple, and salt.
Orange Sauerkraut in the making.
Isn't this beautiful?
It needs to ferment for 4 weeks...and then....
I am hoping for orangey kraut goodness.
So there ya go.
My weekend in pictures.
Life has been good.
And I am still learning to
Love Jesus more,
Love people more,