Another week of your great words. Thanks for stopping by :)
Jen Schroll: “I haven’t tried calendula, but I can vouch for lavender and tea tree oil. My husband loves any lavendar-based aromatherapy oils, candles, you name it. He finds it very soothing after a long day.
One interesting nugget about my experience with tea tree oil – I used to work in an aquarium store and when a tank developed an illness, the preferred anti-septic/anti-fungal medications we used in quarantined tanks did indeed contain tea tree oil!”
On On Beans:
WillOaks: “Love this post because I love beans-all kinds–too. My best and favorite recipe is (minimum) 4 bean vegetarian chili (pinto, kidney, red beans, black beans.) Sort of a gussied up super food with lots of sauteed veggies, at least 3 forms of canned tomato stuff, and plenty of oregano, chili powder, cayenne and cumin (you SHOULD break a sweat after about 3 or 4 spoonfuls.) Simmered in a big pot for at least 4 hours. Then wait a day before serving straight up, with rice or with pasta….at our house, it’s a winter staple! And it turns out just a little different every time. The latest new addition is “TVP” (textured vegetable protein.) Freezes great and never boring.”
Florcita: “Beans! We have a large veggie patch and we grow most of our veggies (which we store and eat throughout the winter months). Last year we had an especially large harvest of green beans (about 7kl) so we are now trying to come up with new recipes where to include them.
I love chickpeas just with a bit of parsley, sea salt, olive oil… and eaten with a spoon from a bowl! YUUM!”
On Metal Smitten:
Katye: “Adorable! My husband and I met through a friend and did the long distance thing for the first year of our relationship… most of our talking was done online at the time and when we were getting married he surprised me by having “<3" engraved inside both of our wedding bands! Always makes me smile…"
On Esther’s Place:
Emily: “We held my daughter’s 8th birthday party at Esther’s place (with cousins, sisters, grandmas and aunts) and felted Nativity scenes. Everyone had a blast (the coffee and treats didn’t hurt) and left with bags bursting with more fiber, needles, etc. I’d highly recommend visiting if you’re in the area!”
Karin Mosseri: “Few people realize that that beautiful jewelry can be responsibly created from recycled, and ethically sourced precious metals and gems. SingleB:beautiful has stunning examples of environmentally”
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments!