Simple Garden

One of my things I wanted to achieve this year was a mini garden; last year my parents had planted some veggies in pots for me and let’s just say the crop was not overly fruitful. This year we have been generously been given an area to garden by our landlords. Clearly, I’m no expert so I’m not going to be giving any advice but over the summer if there’s anything I learn, I’m hoping to share it here.

My parents however, are avid gardeners. I don’t ever remember growing up where we didn’t have a garden, I was helping washing fresh spinach and tipping beans since I was old enough to help! So while my parents were here a few weeks ago, we picked up the supplies (seeds and dirt) and on a good morning they showed me how to plant my seeds because I always skipped out on that part 😛

Because this is my first year I wanted to start with something easy and won’t take up too much space. So we planted…

  • potatoes
  • beans
  • onions
  • lettuce
  • carrots
  • radishes

Here’s what it looks like now, not pretty but it will grow, hopefully hahah

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It’s not much but it’s a start to learning a new skill and hopefully it flourishes.

dawn

The Best Pumpkin Muffins

Hey guys! How’s life? I’ve been a bit crazy busy but finally this week I had some time to deep clean the house (hallelujah!!) and I got a chance to bake!

This week I baked these amazing pumpkin muffins! I was inspired by Pinterest of course and the wonderful fall things everywhere. I thought these were just too good not to share!

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Look! So moist and pumpkiny and topped with cinnamon sugar! And really really easy, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I love easy recipes.

Oh fall really is the best time of year,  mostly because of the food!

Okay so here’s the recipe…

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F, and spray muffin tin with cooking spray. dsc_0050
  2. In bowl mix together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin spice, sugar, baking soda, salt until smooth. Using eggs that were already beat together gives a fluffier muffin. I personally use olive oil because I don’t keep vegetable oil in my house.
  3. Add flour and baking powder. I used sprouted whole grain flour for a healthier alternative!                                                                                                       pumpkin-muffins2 pumpkin-muffins3
  4. Pour batter in to muffin tin evenly and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  5. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When done let the muffins cool and then enjoy your delicious pumpkin muffins! I like mine with a cup of cold milk 🙂

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Try these, seriously, they’re the best! Let me know what you think!

dawn

Homestead Dreams

I have dreams, so many dreams. Lately all I do is dream. Whenever I’ve got any spare time or I’m at work, I’m dreaming.

I see myself raising little sheeps and chickens, having a thriving soap company, and little dirt covered babies helping me pick weeds from our garden. Baking bread from scratch, canning for the winter.

I imagine owning my own little patch where I provide for my family and practice simple traditional living.

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But right now I’m in a basement suite waiting. And I know I’m not the only one.

dawn