My Week on Wednesday… September 17

My Week on Wednesday -- Join me each week to find out what I've learned, what I've been doing, and read up on the different blogs I've been visiting! ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


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.

This weekend we went to the Niagara Celtic Festival. My great-great grandmother was from Ireland — County Mayo, God help us — and my husband’s family has bits from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, so we like to feel all heritage-y when we go. Plus the festival is always all sorts of fun, with excellent music, good beer, and men in kilts.

(One of them was my husband!)

via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


We had excellent Highland weather, too. In other words, it was cold and it rained! 😉

This week is Pumpkin Spice Week. I just posted a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix… and tomorrow I’m going to put up the latte recipe that goes with it. I have a couple other warm, delicious drink recipes to put up, too, so stay tuned! 🙂

So… what have I found…

    • Homemade Hand Warmers. Such an excellent idea. Especially since they’re saying we’re in for a nasty winter. (And if the dog’s winter coat is any indication… I’d say that “they” — whoever “they” are — are probably right.
    • The Best Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker Recipe. I made this for dinner the other night, and it was amazing. Very easy, too!
    • Gelatin “Flu Shots.” These sound delicious!
    • Chocolate Rolled Oat Cookies. Right? Seeing the words “chocolate” and “cookie” together is a wonderful thing. These cookies are pretty healthy, too!
    • Easiest, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes. They look fabulous, AND they’re gluten free!
    • And to go on the pancakes… Homemade Blueberry Syrup with Honey. Yum!
    • And, finally, pay attention Harry Potter Fans! The 104 Homestead has a brilliant daughter who created a recipe for Butter Beer! Most butter beer recipes are full of questionable ingredients… but this one is Real Food, and looks delicious! I did say that the 104 Homestead’s daughter is brilliant, didn’t I? I cannot wait to try this one! 🙂

Now for the Quote of the Week. Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week.

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Thank you for joining me for My Week on WednesdayTell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!

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I think we’re going to skip Thousand Words Thursday, tomorrow, because I’m going to be doing a Pumpkin Spice Latte instead, and be sure to join us on Friday for the From the Farm Blog Hop!

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3 Responses to My Week on Wednesday… September 17

  1. Let me start by saying, men in kilts? Yeah! I married a Scot and he wears his kilt for every special occasion (and sometimes just because). Each of my kids has a kilt too. I’m the only one without.

    Second, thank you so much for the shout out for Chibi’s Butterbeer recipe. She is going to be over the moon when I tell her tomorrow morning. She already thought you and your family were pretty darn cool. For you to notice her work will amaze her.

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      I’m so glad! It’s a great recipe! 🙂
      And, yeah, every year I swear I’m going to buy a long dress and arisaid to go with it… that wind is COLD! But I never seem to get around to it! Maybe next year!

  2. Raia says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my pancake recipe, Christine! I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to try them. 😉

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