The Fall Equinox occurred on Monday and we’ve been finding ways to celebrate this change in the season throughout the week.
Although Baby LF isn’t quite old enough to really engage in crafts too deeply, I don’t think it’s ever too early to begin new traditions (plus, I’d do these things even if I were just on my own!). We tried out two new activities that were inspired by a really wonderful book about celebrating the Earth’s seasons: Celebrating the Great Mother.
The first activity was baking a delicious apple spice bread. Mmm…fall in a loaf.
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After turning on the oven, it’s always nice to use it for several things. And so that’s just what I did today, for most of the day, actually. What a glorious week it will be with fresh loaves of bread, Parmesan cheese crackers, and the best granola bars I’ve ever made!
(I also made a vegetable dish in the oven, but that recipe will soon be disclosed in an upcoming e-book that I’m helping to write!) Continue reading
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It took me a month of working with my sourdough starter, but it finally resulted in a delicious loaf. It still needs work, but I think it was a darn good first try.
Fresh sourdough bread!
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