I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!
Still sad I missed my cousin's wedding in New Orleans but we had a great weekend in Cincy!
Friday after work we placed the final order on our floors and picked up our CSA box. This week we got zuchini, onions, potatoes, kale greens, mixed salad and eggs!!! I also did my last trimmings of my herb garden. I am going to dry everything and store for winter: oregano, basil, two types of sage and 1 pepper.
Saturday we woke up to a cool fall morning. What better then a warm pot of brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal, turkey bacon and warm applesauce?!
Tre' is having a skating party for his 6th birthday and we wanted him to see where his party would be and get used to skating before his big day! They both loved it and can't stop talking about it. What a workout for me, not only holding myself up but making sure my babies didn't go down....hilarious!!!
513CityFlea hosted another fabulous flea market this Saturday. Tons of booths in a beautiful space!!! While in Northside we also got to support a dear friend on his campaign trail for a Cincinnati Public School Board position. If you live in the district (we don't) please support Alex Kuhns for CPS board!
We are sad that we won't be traveling down to New Orleans for my cousin's wedding but we will enjoy our weekend here in Cincinnati. A little roller skating with the boys, pick up our CSA box, an indoor flea market, a surprise birthday party for some friends turning 30, church, and a donuts and cider gathering with our community garden group!!!
Since I am doing a "No Junk Food Challenge" with some ladies from work, I realized instead of making that apple pie I have been meaning to make with all the apples we have, why not make something healthy the kids will love and that is perfect for my challenge.
Directions In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher
During the summer I came across an opportunity to join a local CSA or Community Supported Agriculture. They were sold out of their summer shares but had openings to purchase a fall share. For $180 dollars for 10 weeks we get a fresh box of farm fresh organic produce and eggs. We picked up our first box this past Friday and boy what a treat!
Each week I will update you on what we get in our box!
Week 1 produce: Broccoli, Nappa cabbage, sweet potatoes, spinach, spicy mixed greens, zucchini, winter squash, green beans, and some very delicious brown eggs
If you are on the area and want to join this CSA, for their Spring, Summer or Fall shares click here. I fully recommend supporting your local farmers. It’s a win win situation. Healthy food for your family, supporting your local economy, supporting the farmers that provide the produce…what could be better?
We look forward to picking up our next box this Friday!
The hubby and I took a two day hiatus from our very busy lives to spend time together and reconnect (blushing) and to celebrate our birthdays together. Anyways we wanted to do something that was different, close to Cincinnati and inexpensive. We headed about 100 miles south to a little town right outside of Lexington, KY called Versailles. What a beautiful place. We lucked out (through the LivingSocial coupon gods) on a two night stay at this wonderful BnB! The distillery tours were free and at the end of each one you got free samples (shots) of bourbon and some delectable bourbon ball truffles!!!
We spent one whole day on the bourbon trails and oh what fun!