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So summer is here in almost full force! My ankles and feet are swollen and I feel like all I do is complain about being pregnant and hoping that the baby comes early. I need to stop. So if I have called or talked to you in the last month or so, I need to apologize for my complaining attitude. I am remembering that I asked for this baby, no let me rephrase that… I begged God for this pregnancy and I need to come back to that spot in my life when I didn’t know whether it would be even possible to have another baby. So here is my confession of my horrible attitude. Please forgive me.

Now on to a more positive note… in 8 months of being pregnant I had gained 11 pounds and then turned around and lost 6 pounds this past month. I must say that it feels really good! I think I can contribute the loss to two specific things – Thetis Island BC and eating locally. A few weekends ago we spent a few days with our church family at a retreat center that was built on the side of a hill. I was definitely sore when I came home! But I believe the major reason is because of my food choices. As of today I still have local beef in the freezer and we were also able to add 4 local organic chickens to our freezer collection. I just need to plan my meals ahead before I can tell you how delicious the chickens tasted. Besides getting our local food box I have been running over to the Root Cellar to supplement our fruits and veggies. I also have been picking up eggs at a local farm for $6.75 for two and a half dozen. As an aside, that’s the same price as our local Costco (where do they get their eggs from? I have no idea!).
Ok, so to keep this a bit shorter I will get to the amazing recipe I made tonight… thanks Nadine for calling and rubbing it in how good your supper was! I’m not sure where she found the recipe but this is my version of what she excitedly told me over the phone about an hour ago:

Bunch of Kale – stems removed and chopped
1/2 tsp cumin and paprika
2 cloves of garlic
splash of lemon juice
olive oil
Add olive oil and garlic to pan
Saute Kale with the spices
When wilted add a splash of lemon juice and serve.
I ate this with my improvised whats-in-the-fridge stirfry. Wow it was amazing!
So the moral of this post is don’t forget to make the small changes in your food purchases to become a healthier you! I started by doing my best to buy only Canadian produce and meats, if you have mastered that then perhaps try to eat more food from your province and the last thing is trying to eat from your specific region. It does become easier over time once you can find the resources in your area!
Good luck and happy eating!

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Nadine Best

I am a follower of Jesus, SAHM, THMer, and homeschooler to my 4 boys. I love to garden and am a wanna be homesteader. I also LOVE organizing.

  • Our first #harvest of #rhubarb ! We got 1/4 pound. So what do you do with such a small amount of this vegetable? (That's right! Even though we often enjoy it like a fruit #itsavegetable ). I made #pop , rhubarb pop!! It was delicious πŸ˜‹What is your favourite rhubarb treat??
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  • Our first #harvest of #rhubarb ! We got 1/4 pound. So what do you do with such a small amount of this vegetable? (That's right! Even though we often enjoy it like a fruit #itsavegetable ). I made #pop , rhubarb pop!! It was delicious πŸ˜‹What is your favourite rhubarb treat??
  • #messy tables usually cause me grief! But not this time, when I turned around and saw our #kitchentable a complete cluttered #mess, I felt happy πŸ’• today my table reflects the mom I want to be for my kids always. We went on a #naturewalk together, #collected leaves, make #leafprint artwork and enjoyed each other! Our messy kitchen table reflects the love and learning that happened here today. What about you? What made you smile today?
  • This #sweet and #serious boy is on the count down to #threeyears! Time goes so fast it's crazy!!! If you've been following my feed for awhile you know how old my baby is! If you multiply his age and Mickey Blues age - they are the square root of my next oldest son! He just had a birthday. How old did he turn??? #math #riddles
  • I'm not good at #mushroom identification but I still like to #photograph them!! We found these little ones growing on the side of the road on our #naturewalk this morning. Izzy and I are starting a #couchto5k program and today was our first #run. We enjoyed our walk back looking at leaves and everything growing along the side of the road. He wants to learn to #identifymushroom . Anyone that can #identifythis ?
  • Things are certainly coming along well in the #garden !  The #garlic is about 2 feet tall, the #potato plants are ready to mound up, as our everbearing #strawberries have flowers on them! Despite the cooler than normal #weather at this time of year, everything is growing and growing well! I can't wait to walk through the garden in full bloom and pick our food πŸ’•
  • Happy Mother's Day everyone! I don't get to see or be with my mom this year so I wrote this letter to her for #mothersday. It's my #mothersdaygift to her and my #encouragement to #moms and #daughters everywhere. #linkinbio πŸ’•
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