The essence of spring is something I long, all year round. I made a promise to myself that I would try to preserve spring as very best I can this year. Whether it be through photography, drying flowers, recipes and most of all, experiments.
Lilacs are one of my absolute favorites. Growing up, we had a large lilac bush at our house in Rosemont. My mother would leave a pair of pruning sheers for who ever wanted to take some home on the way past our house. Now, at my home that my partner and I bought December of 2019, our property came with a few very lovely lilac bushes. TWO colours purple & white!!
I ended up doing a couple different things with the lilac flowers. But let’s start with the most simple, yet lovely “recipe”.
So besides the obvious, I would reccomend giving your lilacs a shake before bringing them inside. The earwigs seem to love hanging out in them. And a good rinse before adding them to your water. Pick your lilacs somewhere that is not near a road/polluted area.
I let my lilac water soak overnight. It is such a subtle, delicate, floral taste.bit is absolutely LOVELY.
1 cup of lilac flowers (no stem)
8 cups of water (or really however much you want, it is a very faint flavor so it will be hard to over do!)
Give a good shake & let sit over night. ♡
Thanks for joining me in today’s post. I hope everyone is staying safe out there and can find some peace with the flowers today ♡
Sometimes it’s hard to remember to just sit back and enjoy the slow life when it is handed to us. Each morning I try to remember to take things slow and enjoy each moment while I can during these cold winter months. I personally enjoy a nice cup of coffee when I first wake up, I find this a very comforting ritual. This morning I am enjoying the Regena Life Keto Coffee, made with Hormone Free Grass-Fed Butter and Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) helping to increase your body’s ketone production to rapidly breakdown fat, boost your energy, and sharpen your focus! Ideal for the wee morning hours in my opinion! ☕ #sponsored
My next project is going to be our bedroom, we stationed downstairs while i was pregnant (close to the bathroom) and then the first couple of months once Jude joined us earthside. Now we have our new couch and we headed upstairs with our bedroom which is very plain (& boring in my opinion because this girl needs some fun things to look at and some colour to enjoy) so the next step is getting our bedroom together, decorating to my taste and creating a nest for my little family.
No Sugar Added
Contains fatty acids from Grass-Fed Butter and Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) from Coconuts.
Contains all three (3) MCT Fractions C8, C10 & C12.
So let me just say before you scroll to the recipe, this is not a classic minestrone soup and does not contain any noodles! but you can obviously always add them in at the end if thats what you’re after 😉
1 pot of water
1 chicken carcass
3 bay leaves
5 sage leaves
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 can tomato paste
2 -3 cups of Chicken or Sausage
3 stalks of celery
2 -3 hand fulls of kale
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 can of black beans or kidney beans
more salt! jk, taste it first
I just throw every thing in together once the broth is done (i usually boil for a couple of hours) strain the content out of the broth. Add your soup ingredients to the broth and then once the carrots are tender to your liking I turn off the heat. Happy souping!