Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In my Garden.

On the weekend I worked on my balcony, fixed a fence, planted herbs, strawberries and potatoes. I still have to work on my big containers and get lots of basil but the nights are still too cool for basil.
Yellow potatoes:



Sweet potatoes:


Spinach:


Lettuce:





Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day.

Yesterday was Mother's Day, I spend it with my girls in the park feeding chipmunks and enjoying all the beautiful flowers.







From my older daughter I received a book, lemon natural soap and hand made shaving cream. Both the soap and shaving cream are from a all natural store where all products are hand made and the containers recycled.




From my little one I got beautiful letter and hope stone with a rose.
The best time of that day was spending time together. 







Friday, May 11, 2018

Shopping.

My latest trip to bulk store:
- apricots,
- banana chips,
- soup noodles,
- latte almonds,
- eggies,
- dry papaya.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Coffee.

I made another small step towards waste free life. I got coffee grinder and now I can buy coffee in my local bulk store using my own jars. I am very exited about this because now I can try different types of coffee without bags ending up in the trash.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On my balcony.

My balcony looks like a tornado went thru, my husband is working on installing window boxes for me for more flowers and we are trying to keep our god of mischief - Loki the cat, on our balcony so we are putting on a fence so he can't walk on the edge. There are tools everywhere, sticks, containers and bags of dirt and manure. Despite all that there plants growing, my seeds are nice and big almost ready for transplanting.  







New window boxes:



I moved spinach to bigger container:




Marigolds: 



Lettuce:



Carrots:



and more lettuce moved to bigger pots:



Monday, May 7, 2018

Potato pancakes.

Yesterday I made potato pancakes for dinner and they were delicious, we eat them with sour cream.

You will need:
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed,
- 1 onion, peeled and cut in four,
- 1 egg,
- salt and pepper,
- 1 cup of flour.

1. Process potatoes and onion in a food processor until smooth        ( few minutes)
2. Transfer the potatoes into a bowl, add egg, salt and pepper and mix well.
3. There will be some juice from the potatoes so you need to drain it and then add flour - 1 tbsp at the time until the dough is like a pancake dough,
4. Fry on an oil few minutes on each side until golden, place on a plate with paper towel.
5. Serve warm with sour cream.
You can add different spices to the dough like cayenne pepper if you like spicy or some herbs like parsley.



Monday, April 30, 2018

My plants.

Every spring I give my plants a shower. After so many months of winter they have dry leafs and dust everywhere so I clean them, take off all the dry leafs and I put them in my bathtub and give them cold shower and that's when they start growing really well. I had to do it twice because I couldn't fit them all and while they are in the tub I clean the windows.

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Seeds.

Its finally getting warmer, there is hope that Spring is on its way. This weekend I started some seeds. I made little cups from toilet paper rolls and my daughter helped me with the dirt and seeds. So far we planted lettuce, spinach, carrots and marigolds.






Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekend.

This weekend we stayed inside due to the weather, it was cold, really windy and we had an ice storm. Today is still raining and its windy but the temperature is on the rise and being a Monday we have to go out to school. The weekend was relaxing, we watched some movies, had pizza and played few games. I made seven jars of chicken stock and did some sewing. How was your weekend?



Friday, March 23, 2018

Cats.

Today will be soft and furry. My sweet cats. 

Max, the king of the castle. 







 And Loki, the God of mischief.