Do you grow some of your own herbs and veggies? If you do, you’ll know just the feeling I’m trying to describe, the thrill of picking something from your own pot or plot to add to a meal. It’s a strange thing to describe, that connection to nature, excitement and pride that all combines into a big thrill.
Today the smalls and I are taking a step closer to making this new home feel just so. We are planting the winter veg seeds in little trays upon the kitchen windowsill. Fifteen different herbs and veg. I can’t wait to see what will come from these little pots of hope!
Had a funny exchange with my sister last week. I asked her to come for dinner and tempted her with a text that included “I’m making Mexican from scratch today – even the tortillas.”
She replied that she’s been enjoying the challenge of vegan cooking lately. To which my reply was “Vegan? Oh shit! I’m making carnitas… The most delicious pork dish evar!!!”.
Yep. I’m sensitive like that. I made the pork, but also a number of other delicious bits and bobs including Austin-style black beans from the Homesick Texan. All’s well that ends well right?
I was however, inspired by her and while I can’t commit to a vegetarian, let alone vegan life, we do try to eat meat-free three nights a week here.
This year, rather than “trying”, I am purposefully adding vegetarian meals to the fortnightly meal plan. And because I can’t resist a good hashtag, I’ve made a commitment to make it at least every Monday.
This weeks #meatfreemonday consisted of :: roast veg (eggplant, capsicum, parsnip, onion), charmoula yoghurt, homemade hummus, Greek-style salad, flat bread and goats cheese. A bit of a mish-mash but tasty nonetheless.
I’d love to know if you have any good veg recipe sources, blogs, books, etc.
The best thing about unpacking is the discoveries I am making. Almost every box is like a lottery, and I am winning the lottery several times a day.
I had long forgotten about these beautiful scissors and thimble. They belonged to my husbands grandmother and I packed them away years ago as I didn’t want to wreck them. My mindset has changed in the years between then and now.
Then, I believed in keeping beautiful things “for good”. Now I know that “good” is every single day, that my family and I deserve beautiful in our everyday.
So the scissors, they will quite possibly be wrecked but they will be loved in the process!
On a side note, we are still without an internet connection (six weeks now!) and only have patchy phone reception… In short, I’m spending most of my time in Instagram as it’s easier than blogging from a phone :)