Monday 27 March 2023

Homemaking Mondays: Breath of Fresh Air


The first tastes of spring
are like a breath of fresh air.
When the wind blows hard from the south
and the sun shines bright and warm.
It is just the time to take blankets out to the clothesline
to air and refresh after winter's chill.
I like to do this with all our blankets 
as time and the weather permit.
There is still snow in the forecast
so we take these bright warm days
with pleasure as they come.

This week I have also been 
working to re-fresh the freezer.
It's time to dig deep and get all the older food
out and used up.
One of those foods was some blueberries.
Blueberry buckle is one of my families favourites
so I made up a big batch of it.
I am pondering some more canning to use up some 
of the meat that is in the bottom.

With all the fresh air I have enjoyed a couple days 
of just sitting in the hammock and listening
to the music of the birds and squirrels and the wind chimes.
So refreshing!

With the feelings of spring
I've started making veggie platters again.
It's so nice to have fresh veggies with dip to add
to any meal.
It's also a fun time to try out new types of dips/dressings.

With lots of fresh cucumbers coming through 
the grocery store, I've grabbed a couple extra packages
to make fridge pickles.
I love how they are so easy and add a 
lovely fresh crunch to snacks and meals.
Now to just wait a couple weeks to try them out.
I use the Prairie Homestead recipe from her cookbook.
That said it's fun to add other veggies to add variety.

This past March break my boys have been participating
in a Youth Cafe learning experience at our 
local community centre. 
Learning to cook and prepare commercial 
meals in the commercial kitchen.
The finale was yesterday as the youth put on 
a special dinner for the seniors in our community.
Everything went very well and it was a delight to see
people come out and visit over good food.

I hope that you are enjoying some 
aspects of springtime where you live...or fall if you're 
on the other side of the world.
Sometimes change is beautiful.

Thank you for dropping by!
Love and Prayers,

1 comment:

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Mmmm! That blueberry buckle is tantalizing!
Those colored bell peppers on the vegetable tray look so good. Red and orange bell pepper have a sweetness that I can't resist.
The program that your boys were involved in sounds like a great opportunity. I am glad they were able to participate.