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Mar 12

My Week on Wednesday… March 12

Join me for My Week on Wednesday to see what I've learned this week!

Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday where I take a few moments to share what I’ve been doing over the week.  I share some of the blogs I’ve visited, and some of the things that I have learned. 

I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying warm and safe during what (I hope!) is the very last winter storm of the year. Though after this winter I’m starting to believe that anything could happen! 

Snow Day! / My Week on Wednesday / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

The kids had a Snow Day… but that didn’t stop them from going outside to play… at leas for a few minutes!

The Dog and her Stick / My Week on Wednesday / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers The dog went out to play, too, and she found a stick!

Snow drops in the snow / My Week on Wednesday / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers About seven o’clock this morning… we were wondering if the blizzard was really going to happen! 

Snow drops in the sun / My Week on Wednesday / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

 Yesterday afternoon it was warm and sunny. It was hard to believe that we were all under a winter storm warning!

My first piece of exciting news this week is that I have been accepted into the Homestead Bloggers Network! I am so excited to be connecting with these wonderful and welcoming people!

My second piece of exciting news is that I now have a category in this blog dedicated solely to photographs — Thousand Word Thursday. I’m sure this will come as no surprise to you, but I love taking pictures… and this is where I will share them with you!

This week I found an absolutely divine looking soup: Homemade Garlic Chicken Cream of Mushroom Soup from Fresh Eggs Daily. I also found a recipe for Russian Borsch which I am pretty excited about because the idea of a beet soup intrigues me; I’ve never had it before! I also want to share these Cheesy Nested Eggs because they just look so cute and delicious. I’m not really a big egg fan (shhhh, don’t tell!) but we eat them just about every day anyway. These, I suspect are going to be quite tasty… and even if I don’t like them, the kids are going to LOVE them! :)

Speaking of things my kids are going to love… check out these Coconut and Avocado Grasshopper Bars from Raia’s Recipes. I am a huge fan of chocolate and mint! (Did I say “the kids?” I meant me. Totally me. They are just my excuse for making sweet treats! ;) )

Blizzard not withstanding, it is maple syrup season! My brother has tapped his trees and is well into syrup boiling. And what am I going to do with some of that wonderful syrup that he is going to give me? Make Maple Ice Cream. But did you know that sugar maple trees are not the only trees you could tap? I sort of knew that… but this post from The Homestead Honey talks about tapping black walnut trees. And doesn’t black walnut syrup sound divine?!?

This article about 15 Ways to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol and Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack. It also talks about the dangers of statin drugs… and since many doctors are  ”handing [them] out like PEZ” this is an article that everyone should read!

We are almost to gardening season. Really!

Pixie Gardening in the Snow / My Week on Wednesday / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Here is the Pixie “gardening” in the snow earlier this week!

Little Mountain Haven writes about Creating a Magical Children’s Garden and Prudent Living on the Homefront wrote an article that is just full of really helpful, practical gardening information! Nature, Nurture, Grow also has a great article about garden planning — with some really great videos, including one about single-stem tomatoes. I’m more inclined to just sort of let my plants sprawl in this natural, leafy mess… but with the tiny amount of space I have I am fully aware that that is not the best choice! ;)

Shamrock Shake (Real Food, Vegan) | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

My post this week is on how to make a Real Food Shamrock Shake. I also revived an older post: Brussels Sprout Stew (or How to Tackle March like an Irishwoman) … because who doesn’t love a good Irish Stew in March?

My post Irish Hot Chocolate was featured on the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop.

My next most popular posts were Why my Daughter will NOT be Selling Girl Scout Cookies, How to Raise a Clever Reader, and How to get rid of Lice… Naturally.

I am so glad you could join me for My Week on Wednesdays. Tell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to come visit me on Facebook and on Pintrest! And don’t forget to join me tomorrow for Thousand Words Thursday!

Have a wonderful week!

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Stacy

    Followed the link for the borscht… eh, I may have to try it. The borscht I grew up on (Polish on Dad’s side) was just julienned beet pieces in beet juice/water. Granted I think my grandparents cheated and bought it canned instead of making it themselves. And you can’t eat it without a big dollop of sour cream in it! This link is pretty much what ours was….

    http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishsoups/r/beetsoup.htm

  2. onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers

    Thanks, Stacy! I don’t suppose you have a recipe for Lithuanian Beet Salad kicking around, do you? We had some at an international dinner at the kids’ school… but none of the recipes I found online seemed quite right.

    1. Stacy

      No, unfortunately I don’t.

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