Thissss: anyone else been feeling like THIS lately? Damnmmmn it’s been hard to get out of bed this Fall and I’ve been needing so much sleep! 😴😴😴
Is it just me?! How are you dealing with the shifting seasons?
Happy Halloweeeeeeeen! 🎃
We won’t be eating junky packaged candy tonight but will be “indulging” in these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Donuts that I just made (awesome clean recipe by @paleoglutenfreeeats 🙌🏼).
The secret ingredient?
Genius. High fiber and friggen’ delicious.
I’ll link the recipe in my profile cuz this one is a MUST try 🤤.
GARLIC IS IN! 😊
This weekend we cleared out and shut down our client Michelle’s organic edible garden for the winter and planted garlic for her!
After clearing roots and lightly breaking up the soil, I added compost (shoutout to my kickass @joracomposters) and then a 6-inch layer of straw mulch on top to keep them nice and cozy through the winter and repel weeds in the spring/summer (garlic is a heavy feeder and hates competition🌱).
If all goes well Michelle, you’ll have 50 bulbs of organically grown garlic come next summer 🙌🏼.
Beets. Beets & Boots.
Shutting down the garden today as we prepare to exit this house, which means harvesting all my remaining beets, carrots and green tomatoes, and pulling all my flowers because, well, #winteriscoming anyway 💁🏻♀️.
It’s bittersweet (or is it BEETersweet?🤣) knowing this was my last rime growing in this garden and is the last time I’ll be shutting it down this garden, but that also I’m moving on to what is going to be a WAY more awesome garden which will be custom designed and built just for me 😍.
Also, plans for a greenhouse in the next few years are in the works, cuz we totally have the room for that 😵😵😵.
So as I say goodbye, I also give gratitude for all that this house and garden has given me over the years.
Thank you house!!!!!
Those carrots and giant beefsteak tomato I just harvested in the last post? Yeaaaah, they went into this bone broth veggie stew to fuel me through this stressful AF time (even though I just wanna stress eat cake, guys 🍰).
A 48hr crockpot organic chicken bone broth base plus onion, celery, fresh thyme / sage / parsley / rosemary, my garden carrots, tomato, Swiss Chard and baby zucchini and then some leftover sweet potato and organic ground turkey from the fridge + Himalayan salt & fresh ground pepper = a MASTERPIECE of health and flavour 🍲.
OK, must eat so I can get back at it ✌🏼.
The gardener is still here! 👩🏻🌾
Pullin’ up carrots today as I prepare for our big move on Sunday.
I’ve had so many people say to me, “Oh, I thought you had moved already!”
Yes and no. We have been living lots at our new place in Dundas because we absolutely love it there, but never moved our things over. It was chaos and minimalism at its finest.
The Toronto house still hasn’t sold but we have decided to move out our furniture and personal items, anyway.
Houses with furniture may be more appealing for buyers, but being in limbo for months sucks and it’s time to start getting settled and bringing some structure, familiarity and routine back into our lives.
Moving is a real process that requires a lot of patience and radical acceptance.
I am working on that every day as I tell myself, “this is just temporary”, you will have your safety, stability and order back soon, but we are both exhausted already and it requires constant self-reminding 🤦🏻♀️.
But we will get through it!!
Feel free to send us good vibes this Sunday and in the upcoming weeks as we unpack and hopefully get rid of a lot of things too lol (#purge).
What are your tips for surviving and even thriving through the moving process??
Hoooooooolyyyyyy Basil! 🍃
Aka Tulsi. My favouritest adaptogenic herb.
My fuzzy hair and I have been tending to my seriously neglected Toronto garden today as I dig up some of my mama’s ostrich ferns, sedums and bleeding heart to transplant to our new home in Dundas, and harvesting + seed saving as I go!
Holy Basil/Tulsi makes a great tea or tincture (soak leaves in alcohol) to help combat STRESS! Boy do I need summa dis right now 😅
Hanging this bunch to dry so I can have tea alllllll winter long ☕️ yayyyyy homegrown adaptogens!