“You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up”…..don’t you just hate me now for putting that song into your head? It’s going to be there all day long now. When I made this recipe it’s all I thought about. It got so bad that I actually looked it up on YouTube and played it at one point because my son couldn’t figure out why I kept chanting that same line over and over. He thought it was a “cool song” and wanted to keep playing it. I played it twice and then I was out.
As promised, after we harvested our honey, I got to work on part two of our harvest for the year, honey salve! My goodness is this stuff amazing. Nothing says Homesteading like collecting your honey fresh from the hive, and then using the remnants of the uncapped and unused combs to render down and make completely natural and organic skin product with. That’s called using what God gave you to the fullest!
I have been baking so much bread lately, I’ve had to double my shopping list for baking essentials. At first I felt a little shame at the amount of flour that was being ‘heaved’ across the checkout belt, but quickly changed my mind. I’m a woman on a mission! My freezer is going to be full of all types of beautiful healthy breads because of it and for that, I will only feel warm and fuzzy thoughts.
In our home, I like to maintain at least one homemade, from scratch, baked good to have on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks at all times. When I run out, or don’t have any frozen to pull out of the freezer, I get all panicked. I know there are more pressing issues in life, but my 3 year old son likes a good snack, as do I, and I like to make sure it’s a really yummy one that he’s going to be excited to have, without realizing it’s also healthy for him at the same time.
Oh my goodness. My life was changed forever when I made my very first batch of homemade, from scratch cream cheese recently. I don’t know how I got through 38 years of my life without ever trying this. I honestly never thought to try I suppose, but man oh man, am I glad I did.
We enjoy eating Indian food at home, and whenever I make Butter Chicken, it goes without even saying that I have to have naan bread with it. It’s not an option, not to.
Ahhh pumpkin season! It’s one of the best flavors of fall for most of us, and it’s one that I actually keep sacred for this season alone. That way it remains something special to look forward to. And in my case, probably overdo.
A few weeks ago, over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend, my parents and my sister came down to our house and spent the weekend harvesting our honey with us. There is nothing more satisfying than stealing honey from your 3 hives of hard working honey bees, and bottling up that golden goodness in a jar. It’s raw, thick, and incredibly sweet and it’s truly something to be thankful for.
Refried beans are pretty much a staple in our house. We eat a lot of mexican food and it is a must have, side dish to every meal. When we get low, I always make up another big ol’ pot of them, because running out, is never an option.