Friday, June 22, 2018

Dinner.

Yesterdays dinner was roasted chicken with veggies. I made this chicken couple times and I always followed the recipe but this time I changed the seasoning. I rubbed the chicken with thyme and then spread butter all over it and it came out golden and so juicy. I fried some red potatoes, turnips, carrots and frozen asparagus from last year. it was delicious. And for dessert I made plum cake ( I will post the recipe next week).




Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trip to grocery store.

I was so happy after my last trip to the grocery store. I came back home with everything I needed and no plastic or any packaging. all my veggie and fruits came in my own reusable bags. Normally I would have bags of pasta, jars of sauce, lemons and avocado in net plastic bags but this time nothing like that came with me. Next week I'm planing a trip to the bulk store to get pasta and beans and rice, all in jars or bags.







Tuesday, June 19, 2018

In my garden - update.

So my computer is not working and I’m trying to do the post on my phone, I don’t know how this will work but until the computer is fixed this has to do. I can’t include any pictures, I don’t know why but I will work on it. I am hopeful that by the end of the week the computer will be working.


For this moment the computer is working so I'm doing a quick post from my balcony, I really hope that it will be OK from now on. 




I have bin so busy that I didn't dry the parsley yet, its getting really big.


Sweet potato.




Spinach.


Potato






This is what gardening looks like when you have cats at home, lots of fence.






New additions to my balcony, 3 hanging plants, I made the baskets from a string.








Friday, June 15, 2018

Oatmeal berries.

I made some berry compote for my oatmeal from frozen fruit from last year. I used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries with some lemon juice, sugar and little bit of flour mixed with water. Normally I would add some water but the fruit was frozen so there is no need for water. 



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Raspberries.

The first jams of the season - raspberries. I made only 5 because I am the only one who will eat them, nobody else like the seeds but I don't mind them.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

From my Garden.

Yesterday for the very first time I cut some herbs to dry. For now I only cut some basil and oregano because they were growing really big and today I will cut parsley and dry it in the oven. Last year I hanged parsley to dry but the leaves became yellow so this time I will try different method. 




Beside the herbs I pick lettuce and spinach every other day for a salad and every morning there is at least two strawberries but they are eaten so fast that I never can take a picture.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Oats and molasses bread.

Last week I made another change in our day to day life. To reduce the amount of waste and plastic that we use and produce I stopped buying bread, from now on we will have home made bread or if I'm in a hurry I will get bread from farmers market and use my own cotton bag, which I will sew this week. The zero waste life style is taking some time but I'm sticking with it and going forward and baby step at the time, and I love it. These days I take time to think what we really need, and I prepare for shopping, meaning I make sure I have clean jars, my own bags for produce and I don't buy anything that I can make at home or get in a bulk store or farmers market. 
On the weekend I made oats and molasses bread from " The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book" Its a darker bread but it was so good. I have few books with bread recipes and I will definitely use them and try different bread every time.





Friday, June 8, 2018

Cheesecake.

Last time I made a cheesecake it was really long time ago so I felt like it was time to get some cheese and get baking. This cheesecake is from a recipe from a little bag of cheesecake spice that is from my country so I will not be posting it here because I don't know if its available anywhere else. Like any other cheese cake the trick is to bake it slowly and when its done just leave it in the oven for at least 10 minutes so it can cool down slowly.






Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In my Garden.

This week I will be cutting first herbs to dry, they grow so fast. 




We already had some strawberries but there is more:



Sweet potatoes are growing nicely:


And basil is everywhere:


Spinach:


Lettuce:


Potatoes:






Cucumbers:


Carrots and marigolds, all from seeds:



My window boxes have basil, lettuce, marigolds and I put in daisy seeds:


And more basil: