Breather!

I got a lovely, four day breather this weekend.  Gracie and I started out with a pawdicure for her (nail trimming) and then went out to Tsawwassen for a stroll on the beach on Thursday morning.  It was quite lovely and quiet and peaceful and we had just each other to talk to. 😉

Gracie1 Gracie2

"Mom, stop taking pictures, let's GO!"

“Mom, stop taking pictures, let’s GO!”

We came home just around lunch time, ate a quick meal and then napped the afternoon away, it felt so good!

This is the seaweed salad from Costco.  Great idea in theory, not so awesome in practice.  It's slimy and crunchy and it gets HELLA stuck in your teeth. Plus it's pretty expensive for what it is.  Pass.

This is the seaweed salad from Costco. Great idea in theory, not so awesome in practice. It’s slimy and crunchy and it gets HELLA stuck in your teeth. Plus it’s pretty expensive for what it is. Pass.

Friday we went for lunch and unfortunately I got assaulted by my period and spent from 2pm until 10pm that day laying on the couch watching vet shows on TV.  Fortunately I was feeling a LOT better by Saturday morning.

Saturday we went for dinner at my grandparent’s place and had a lovely time.

Sunday I detailed my car for 2 hours and then we sat around and chatted with various people that dropped by the house.  I also made our breakfast for this week, a chorizo & greens egg bake and a turnip hash.

Bfast

So nice not to have to “create” breakfast every morning.  And putting both of these “casseroles” together took me less than an hour from start to all cleaned up!

Tonight & for the rest of the week we’ll be working on the yards & garden after dinner and soaking up as much of the spring sunshine & fresh air as we can!

One more thing I thought I would share.  I successfully made a dill pickle kraut.  It turned out beautifully.  As with all of this fermenting nonsense, it’s trial and error and next time I would let it ferment for an extra couple days as it would have brought the “sauer” up and the salty down a bit more, but it was really delicious!  I then decided that I would try making my own Apple Cider Vinegar.

ACV

Its basically chunked up apples in a sugar brine left to sit for 3 weeks. Then you remove the apples and put the liquid back to ferment for another 4-8 weeks.  Apparently it is SO much better than commercial ACV, even the “good” ones! I don’t anticipate it making a whole lot, unfortunately, all the apples take up quite a bit of space.  But if this turns out I’m going to use it as starter to do a larger batch next time with more water and less solids.  I’ll let you know how it turns out in….oh….around 2 months.  😉

That’s it for me.  I highly enjoyed my little 4 day breather-break, I’m feeling refreshed and energized and…well…pretty good!

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