Monday, 15 February 2016
Just Another Manic Monday!
Monday is always a hectic day! On Mondays I plant seeds to ensure succession, as I do with the food I prepare and ferment, always planning ahead. I made a hot chilli sauce today, as I harvested lots of cherry tomatoes and chillies. Limes are also in season, so I added some of that too for a little tang!
Tom harvested some casava for me and I boiled those, then baked them with lunch in the oven. I also made another paneer cheese and yoghurt. We had some yoghurt from late last week, and towards lunch time I really felt like something cool, so I made a mango lassi with some of the frozen mangoes we still have in the freezer from last year’s harvest. Lovely for the occasional cool treat!
Another jar of kombucha was started, and another batch of rejuvelac. Bread is fermenting as well, seed sprouts were watered and beans are sprouting. Hot chilli sauce was bottled and another load of ginger, tumeric and galangal put into the dehydrator. The days are going so quick at the moment, there is so much to do! But I am really enjoying it, bonding with the animals and the garden again, it is really nice. My stress levels are coming down. It makes me realise how unnatural it is to be business orientated. All this focus on making money and promoting yourself… I prefer focusing on growing and preparing food, it enables me to slow down mentally, even though I am physically busy. Being outside is wonderful, and being with purpose but without stress is awesome! Of course, we still have the concern of our financial situation, but I somehow have more faith now than I have had before that everything will turn out fine. Bringing everything back to simple living just eleviates the pressure of modern living. I feel very blessed!
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