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.
(Psssst! It’s my Mommy’s birthday today! 🙂 )
We have been enjoying summer! We spent the weekend making strawberry preserves and dehydrating strawberries (using my fabulous dehydrator, which I absolutely LOVE!)
We’ve also been gorging ourselves on strawberry shortcake (my husband makes a mean sprouted flour biscuit — I really have to get him to share his tips and tricks with you. Um… and me!) and strawberry just about everything else.
What is your favorite ways to eat strawberries?
How about Naturally Sweetened Fresh Strawberry Pie? And I found a great Strawberry Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing from the Homestead Lady. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I’m about to go pouring that dressing over every green I can find! 😉
And you haven’t been tossing — or even composting — those strawberry tops, have you? [Um… guilty; I’ve been composting mine.] Did you know that you can dry them and then use the tops to make tea? Seriously! Learn all about Drying Strawberry Tops from the Pixie’s Pocket.
(Excuse me… I suddenly feel the urge to make another batch of strawberry jam!)
And as long as we’re talking about things that should not be going into the compost, here are (for real) 10 Things You Never Want to Compost from Imperfectly Happy.
Thanks so much for mentioning our strawberry dressing – the kids actually asked if we could have salad tonight. Sweet!
I love Ever After, too! I think we’ve read every Cinderella story there is and some of our favorites were Anklet for a princess (India), Cinders: A chicken Cinderella (by Jan Brett and seriously ever homesteader should read it!). I like the Cinderella illustrated by Susan Jeffers but just because I love her drawings; Hilary Knight’s Cinderella is a beloved one for the same reason. I’m very shallow about pictures – if they’re pretty, I’m going to like the book. The Irish Cinderlad was fun – thinking of your son. 🙂
Thanks, Tessa! I can’t wait to hit the library now… or possibly Amazon. 😉 I decline absolutely to admit that this household is starting to get too old for picture books! 🙂
oh, I love that CS Lewis quote!
thanks Christine for telling people about my post on ‘how to make your own smudging stick”. I really appreciate it. I love your blog! Lets share each others wisdom, joy, and hard work of homesteading.
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