Cultivating a Home where I share tidbits of my day as a homemaker and the little touches I add to our home to make life special here. I hope you enjoy today’s video and post.
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The Day Begins
Today is a typical day for us. I am going to be using my sourdough starter to make dough for French bread, I have some groceries to put away, and some bouquets I’d like to cut in the garden before the rain comes. I will leave a link below for my French bread recipe as well as a tutorial for making a sourdough starter if you’d like to learn.
Lately, I have been ordering large amounts of flour and pantry items online just to stock up our pantry with essentials. I don’t like running out of anything so I make sure to buy a lot when I do stock up.
I make most of our meals and baked goods completely from scratch which sounds a lot more difficult than it is. It really helps that I am home most of the time. I try to follow a whole food way of eating in our house for the health benefits and it actually tastes better eating fresh food.
But to do this you have to have lots of different ingredients on hand since I don’t buy prepackaged foods aside from a few canned veggies and dry pasta.
It is laundry day and with the rain coming I won’t be able to hang dry it on the line outside. So I am gonna get this into the dryer and head out to the garden.
One of my favorite places to be.
Creating an Environment
I have been enjoying filling up my mason jars with fresh herbs and flowers again. I think it’s one of the best parts of spring and summertime. Coming out here with a pair of scissors and collecting whatever is blooming. Right now for me, it is the herbs and the roses. So I am gonna fill my basket up and get everything into some vases for farmhouse-style bouquets.
I am extremely motivated by beauty. I want to make all the spaces in our home and outside as beautiful as they can be.
We spend much of our time in these spaces and for that, I feel like I am responsible for creating sort of our own little world.
I feel as if the impact of creating these homes as we do bears so much meaning in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps these spaces when cultivated with purpose are what give us a peaceful contentedness. More so than anything we do in the world.
After all, every life force on earth creates a home for itself. A place to feel safe, comfortable, and protected. It only makes sense that we should make them beautiful too.
It’s now time to get back to the mundane but necessary chores of the day. We are cultivating a home and that takes real work. I need to get the laundry folded and put away.
On The Menu
As for the sourdough French bread.
The dough is ready as I have allowed it to sit overnight to rise. I need to shape it and allow it to do a second rise which will take a couple of hours.
I am making soup to go along with the bread for dinner, and I am going to get that going now so that it is ready at the same time. For the soup, I am making a simple soup of bacon, potatoes, spinach, stock, and cream. Adding in a bit of homemade herb salt to give it a boost of flavor.
The bread is ready to go in the oven and so I am going to score. I also like to do an egg wash on it so that it has a shiny chewy texture when it comes out of the oven.
It is finally raining again and my daughter loves to play out in the rain. I love watching her in the garden. She tells me she feels like Alice in Wonderland. This is likely why I work so hard out there. It makes me smile to think she feels that way.
Our soup and bread are ready for dinner.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed your time here.
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