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Apr 09

My Week on Wednesday… April 9

Join me for 'My Week on Wednesday"… where I share what I've been doing all week!

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of My Week on Wednesday… where I take a few minutes to share some of the things I did, and learned throughout the week. And some of the blogs I visited and articles I read.

First off, things that are Tasty & Delicious…

Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce. This recipe looks like a sweet, gooey treat and I have to try it! Normally I don’t share recipes that call for “sugar” … but this one has two of my favorite words in it–Irish and Whiskey. Oh, and you have to check out the spoon she has in her pictures! I love it! :)

Creamy Pesto Pasta. This looks delicious. Plus, this “pasta” is really spiralized zucchini! My husband likes to keep our pasta-eating to a minimum (he’s right) but I just love a good bowl of creamy, oily, garlicky pasta–especially in the summer with fresh veggies. This recipe ought to work out nicely–I get “pasta” and it’s something new and exciting to do with all the summertime zucchini!

Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice. Just because. Yum!

Oh, and Eat Your Weeds! Really. The Pixie’s Pocket provides a great list of edible weeds and wildflowers. What sorts of weeds have you eaten? What did you think?

Getting the yard (slowly) ready for Spring / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers It’s almost time to start planting things, and first on our list of New Garden Projects is raised beds for our front lawn. It’s pretty shady up there (okay, it’s pretty shady in most of my yard!) but there are actually a number of things that will grow in the shade. Mom Prepares has a list of The Best Plants to Grow in the Shade. Did you know that potatoes only need a few hours of sunlight per day? And a bunch of herbs I like to grow are fairly shade tolerant as well!

Because our yard is small, and our dog is big, we don’t grow much food in it. Sure, we have cherry tomatoes, raspberries, and beans… but we don’t try to grow enough of anything to preserve, or even necessarily turn into meals–that’s what the Farmers’ Markets are for! But we do have a lot of flowers. And here are 5 Reasons to Plant Wildflowers!

Bet you can’t guess what tops the list…

Yeah, I might have kind of a thing for honeybees (or at least the honey), but there are also a bunch of native pollinators we should get to know and love. Runamuck Acres introduces some of our native pollinators and explains why we should support native bees.

And while we’re on the subject of gardens and flowers… compost. It’s a gardener’s best friend. And it keeps your garbage can and recycling bin (mostly) empty. Survival at Home shares The Dirty Truth About Composting.

Finally, have you ever wondered what the GAPS diet is? I’ve been wondering for a while now… and Raia’s Recipes gives a good, quick explanation of it. If you have any “issues” from allergies to headaches to depression to being on the autism spectrum, you should definitely check out this post!

My post this week was Mama’s Chicken Soup: The Cure for Everything except Death.

And your Quote of the Week:

Practical Magic Quote // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Thank you for joining 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!

 

 

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  1. Susan

    Thank you so much for linking me in your “My Week on Wednesday” post! It’s an honor and I sure hope you like the Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice! Have a beautiful evening!

    1. onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers

      Oh, thank you! It’s my pleasure! :)

  2. Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations

    Thank you so much for sharing my pesto pasta!!! I hope you like it as much as we did :)

    -Cassidy

    1. onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers

      You’re very welcome! I can’t wait to try it! :)

  3. Amber Pixie

    Thanks for the shoutout! I hope people do Eat Their Weeds instead of spraying them with poison! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. NinnyNoodleNoo

    We like weeds! We also eat various of them – including dead nettle, henbit, cleavers, chickweed, fat hen and others :)

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