I’ve found gardening with nature🌿connects me happily to the Earth and the other creatures🐾 upon it. Making things for the home, mending♻ crafting and living a frugal life is all part of self kindness. Having lived thus far, I seem to have gleaned some pretty amazing things I’m happy to share. Therefore, I’m writing and will start to 📖 self publish. This top blog post is sticky and therefore will appear above more recent posts.
Details, details, details if you want to know: There was a spare soya milk carton with just a bit taken from the top for a cuppa tea. So I put it in a pan with some vinegar and salt and warmed it gently as I was kneading some bread dough. You see, I like to get the bread making to the last loaf stage of rising, then go out and garden for a bit. This loaf was as usual in my kitchen, an experiment just like the soya spread. In the dough I had included a whole pack of pumpkin seeds (about a mug full) and some hot fajita style seasoning. I put the soya mix in a clean cloth dangling from the tap to let the liquid drain and went out to cut back the hedge, clip some yellow raspberry canes and potter around. I came in, took my boots off, scrubbed my hands and put the kettle on for a nice fruity tea. Only when I was ready to pop that loaf in the oven, it was so huge I had to put the shelf down to get it in! I sat down to drink the tea, ponder nature and write. Soon the smell of the bread wafted in and the kitchen called me back. I spiced the spread (which was looking similar to cream cheese) with some chopped garlic sprouts from a pot in the window and curry powder. The sun was out for a bit, so all in all it was a grand day and there was some yum in there too.