Every Friday I share interesting links and findings, food I’ve made,
and an update on what’s growing in the garden. Enjoy.
- Would you water your garden with gray water from your laundry?
- As a home fermentation dabbler, I often describe the inside of my fridge as looking like a science experiment. Many of the shots in this video are similar and made me smile.
- I have pickled many things, but never an avocado! (see below)
- Sneakers made from ocean plastics? Interesting.
- This artist’s paper flower creations are beautiful.
- “All you need, you already have,” is a sentiment I try to remember as often as possible. Check out these Rituals to Embody Enough-ness from one of my favorite blogs.
- This project is set on recycling and reusing plastics in unique ways and aims to reach all corners of the world. Check it out.
I have been quite busy in the kitchen this week. Here’s some of my favorite creations:
This meal was inspired by this Falafel Curry recipe. I only had half of the chickpeas required for the falafel so I supplemented black beans for the remainder. I made homemade garlic naan to have on the side and used the tomato coconut curry sauce for dipping. Yum.
Lunch on Tuesday included a rainbow: Crudités with kale pesto hummus. Bonus strawberries from the garden to round out this plate of beauty food.
This meal was inspired by this Creamy Mushroom Pasta recipe. I added herbs and freshly shelled peas from the garden. A hearty and satisfying bowl of pasta.
These enchiladas were inspired by this recipe. I vegan-ized the ingredient list and made some tweaks based on what I had on hand. Delicious.
I have been making a batch of dough regularly these days for various flatbreads, pizzas, etc. I topped this one with some homemade tomato sauce, artichokes, green peppers, shallots, olives, nutritional yeast, and garlic scapes from the garden.
As I mentioned above, I saw an article on how you can pickle avocados, so I had to give it a shot. They were pungently delicious and an excellent topper on my sandwiches and salads.
I’ve been working on developing my own coffee creamer recipe and this one was pretty good. I soaked a mix of 1.5 cups hazelnuts and almonds overnight and then drained and blended them with: 2 cups of water, 1 can of coconut milk, 2 dates, a splash of vanilla, a spoonful of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. I squeezed it all through a nut milk bag to finish.
Find more recipe inspiration on my board which I pin to regularly:
The garden is getting more exciting every day. Here’s some recent happenings:
Raspberries almost ready.
Along one portion of the fence I have what I’ve dubbed my “pansy pipes.” Here’s a small section of them, starting to come along nicely.
The strawberries are still producing and the harvest is quite substantial, despite the unrelenting chipmunk thieves.
And a mini wheat field taking shape.
THIS WEEK ON CURED LIFE
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.