This Week... and From the Garden-- We harvested our red beets (beetroot)! These are an Italian variety called Chioggia. As this was an experiment in one of our raised beds, we got only about twelve. But sooo exciting... sooo BEAUTIFUL... and sooo delicious! Cooked rather plainly and tossed with a little good butter and salt & pepper--you could make a whole meal with just these! Next year we'd like to try growing more beets.
In the Roman Catholic Church-- Celebration of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, and Feast Days for Saint Maximillian Kolbe, Saint Stephen of Hungary, Saint Helena, and Saint John Eudes.
At Home...and Out & About-- This week I was out doing a little shopping, and brought home two new glass food storage containers. We are in the process of going plastic-less and paper-less here at our house. Also coming home with me--a set of natural cork coasters and a natural bristle washing up brush. The stainless steel thermos will be for a new culinary adventure--making our own yogurt! :) Also some new towels & cleaning cloths. Old cloths will still be used, but for different purposes--some cut up into smaller cloths to replace paper towels. And a set of new cotton cloths, I will sew up into bags for storing vegetables.
On the Menu-- Firecracker Salmon and Shrimp Summer Rolls... a great Fish Friday dinner and tasty way to kick off the weekend!
Thankful-- For paperless scanning and storage options like Genius Scan! I borrowed several back issues of a gardening magazine from the library, and was able to scan two articles I wanted to revisit using Genius Scan. Now I can access them from my iPad, and I have a file linked to my email. As one who has long enjoyed paper in many ways, I'm thinking more about the environment than my own delight and preferences. I will still always enjoy pen & paper journalling best, though. But it's about positive choices, changes and balance, not perfection.
Reading-- Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson, who writes at Zero Waste Home. The ULTIMATE guide to sustainable living--this book is HUGELY inspiring!!
Listening... and Watching-- Elvis Week! VERY much enjoying music and video this week celebrating 40 years since the passing of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley...
Creating-- This probably looks a LOT like last week's share. It is, and yet, it isn't...haha! Sooo...I was hooking along and realized the scarf was not looking like I was envisioning it. :( And so I ripped (frogged) it all back and started over, and went up 3 hook sizes. It will be a bit yet before it looks like much...
Inspiration-- 100 Steps to a Plastic-Free Life. A starter guide by Beth Terry of My Plastic-Free Life for living with less plastic. Along with less paper, we are embracing life with less plastic. Her book, Plastic-Free, is my next read!
LUNA-- This pic was taken in the evening, so not the best... And she was doing her diva routine... so not easy to capture. ;)
Weekend-- As I write the weekend is a bit open for us. The weather may help us decide. And so we could be out & about, or in the garden...
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-ly weekend now! :)))