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.
As you can probably imagine, this week’s post Why my Daughter will NOT be Selling Girl Scout Cookies has caused something of a stir.
Okay, it’s been viewed over 600 times… which is just not the sort of thing that generally happens to my posts… as in that sort of thing has never happened before. Ever.
And, to be honest, it didn’t make this week’s Girl Scout meeting go exactly smoothly…
And I do feel really badly for my little Pixie, who mostly just wants to do what her friends are doing. The Boy understands all about GMOs and why we don’t eat them, and why we don’t support companies that sell them… but the Pixie really just wants to eat cookies.
So–duh–I made her cookies.
Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? I picked these ones from Holistic Squid… made with sprouted flour, good butter and eggs, and a real food sweetener, and they were just the thing to brighten a Pixie’s day! And they are pretty darn delicious, too!
It would be impossible to say whether those cookies or Weed ’em & Reap’s chocolate chip cookies were better!
On my hunt to try to find real food Girl Scout-ish cookies, I found Chocolate Mint Cookies, which are next on my list to try. Because Thin Mints are (almost) everyone’s favorite cookie anyway. And, besides, this recipe is full of good stuff… and gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and paleo! Impressive! 🙂
I also found a Samoa recipe… It’s not really real food… it has white flour, and white sugar in it, which we generally don’t eat… but, maybe just this… Really? Who am I kidding? Do you have any idea what a pain in the neck making Samoas would be??? It’s not gonna happen… and it’s not because of the refined flour. Besides, Our Heritage of Health writes a fairly decent defense of refined flour for occasional use.
I’m still not making those Samoa cookies, though.
I am definitely going to try these Shortbread Cookies from Real Food Forager. I also found these Hedgehog Cookies, which I are on my list, too! I might not be willing to mess around with cutting out doughnut-shaped cookies and adding caramel and chocolate stripes, but I am more than willing to attach coconut to the butt of a hedgehog! 😉
Okay… when I get done, they’ll probably look more like road-kill hedgehogs… but I’m still willing to give it a go!
And for something completely non-cookie related… Hot Cranberry Cider Swizzle. Yup.This has to happen!
Two more things, on an eco-friendly note… Felted Wool Dryer balls… to save energy, help reduce static cling, and to avoid using nasty dryer sheets… and they would make great gifts. What, you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet?
And a Soda Can Heater. You know, sort of a do-it-yourself solar heater made from empty cans. I have this idea that if I made one, I could use it to heat up the basement a little, which would in turn take some of the chill off my living room floor, which would mean I could go barefoot more often. I think it’s a good plan. 🙂
Finally, last week’s post How to dry your own MINT and make TEA was also a big hit!
Real Food Forager featured it on Sunday Snippets, as did Urban Naturale on her Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop! And rumor has it, that it is going to be featured by Sandra of Clearwater Farm for the HomeAcre Hop!
I am still trying to reach 500 followers on Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflower’s Facebook page… so if you have a second, could you hop over there and “like” or “follow” it? Maybe suggest it to your friends? Please and Thank you!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!