**7** NEW 4×8’ ROUGH CUT HEMLOCK RAISED BEDS IN THE MAKING 🙌🏼😲🎉.
One adorable puppy.
Happy long weekend!
The best kinda medicine? FOOD! 🙌🏼
Woke up with a gnarly sore throat this morning 😷 so it’s time to crank my body full of the good stuff.
Started off with @organogold reishi spores and reishi King coffee, a hefty dose of vitamin D, colloidal silver, and then, OF COURSE some medicinal healing chicken soup.
I puréed some big chunks of fresh organic ginger, turmeric and garlic and then gently simmered it in homemade chicken bone broth. I added a can of organic coconut milk, carrots, celery, local ramps and green onion. I topped it off with last night’s dinner leftover cauliflower and chopped up chicken. I seasoned to taste with Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper. Finally, I added a massive handful of organic bean sprouts 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
Soooooo nourishing and tasty and comforting, plus hella immune boosting and anti-inflammatory😊
Ok I filled my personal 4×10’ community garden plot… now we water, weed and wait! I am growing everything from seed cuz I’m ambitious like that (except the potatoes which I bought to eat but then let them grow eyes with the intention of planting, cuz they were delicious)🌱
I still need to fill the twin sister plot next to this guy (see cardboard? I’m keeping out the weeds) whose harvest will be donated to the food bank 👌🏼, but I am assigned what goes in there for organizational purposes, so I’m waiting on that assignment.
I also have 10 bazillion seedlings at home that need to be planted, but my poor garden-building man is SO busy this week.
I will keep potting them up in bigger homes and practicing patience, the growing season is still somewhat young❤️
Can you make a buttertart healthy?
No, but you can make them healthIER 🤷🏻♀️
Behold my buttertart recipe using grassfed butter, raw coconut sugar, shredded coconut and macadamia nuts instead of icky refined oils, CORN SYRUP 😱 cream and highly processed sugar.
Oh, and they’re gluten-free. I use the #glutenfree pastry from @french.revolution.bakery, roll it out, cut it into circles and put them into a muffin tin. But if you’re not in Dundas you’ll just have to make your own! 🙌🏼
HealthIER Buttertarts Recipe-
Makes 15 small tarts
•3/4 cup organic raw coconut sugar
•1 pasture raised egg
•1/4 cup grassfed unsalted butter
•1 tsp real vanilla
•pinch of Himalayan salt •1 Tablespoons organic coconut cream
•1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
•1/2 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
•Optional: dark choco chips
Preheat oven to 325F (170 degrees C).
Cream the butter, sugar and egg well. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate if you optionally choose to add that.
Pour batter into your fave gluten free tart shells, no more than half full. If you’re using the chocolate (I did) add 4-5 chips to each tart. Bake for 10-20 minutes or just until pastry begins to gently turn golden; the large time discrepancy is due to whichever pastry you use.
Remove from oven and let cool.
🙆🏻♀️STOKED! Behold my plot for my inaugural entrance into the world of community gardening 🙌🏼🌱👩🏻🌾
Cuz I never ever have enough space to grow everything I want to grow at home plus this year I have zero places to grow anything just yet and I am dying to get started on some early season veggies.
Patience? Wtffff is that, my seedlings are bursting out of their homes and I need to get my hands in the dirt.
How cool is this— you rent a plot for the season, but with that rental you are given 2 plots— one for you and an adjacent ‘community’ plot that you commit to caring for as well. And the food harvested from the community plot is donated to the local food bank!!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Gaddddamn genius. Cuz who the f**k actually wants to just eat Kraft Dinner and canned beans? No one, and no one should have to—fresh, nutrient-dense food is so important for everyone and I’m so, so thrilled to give a lil’ back while doing what I LOVE to do.
Can you tell I’m excited?
Side note: there is a SERIOUS shortage of community gardens / plot availability around here.
I contacted every single one of them anywhere nearby looking for a plot (there are quite a few) and every one has a 1-2 year waitlist 😭.
The dream? Start my own community garden…
But for now if you know of anywhere around Dundas / Hamilton / Waterdown / Ancaster where I can grow stuff, please hit me up.
Growing season is in full swing and that makes me so happy! 🌱
I seeded these tomatoes on March 16, so a month ago today, and they’re busting out of their homes now. I have now moved them all to bigger pots where they will remain until they are planted, but I’m quickly running out of space in my grow light shelf, so I need to get some of my cold weather seedlings planted like spinach, arugula, lettuce, pal choy and onion to free up space. I also need to direct seed round 1 of carrots ASAP! Problem is, we don’t have anything built for me to grow in yet 😭
Most of my photos are blurry, cuz, 8 week old puppy, but sometimes I get one in focus LOL 💕
Update: we are all getting to know each other and getting settled, and she is a very good sweet gurl 👌🏼
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