Saturday’s Done

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…The people who give you their food give you their heart.” César Chávez

This is one of the first things that I read this morning. This is how our family lives, our hearts and bellies are full of love.

I wont get into everything about this man and what he means to me, that would take ages. What I can say is that his perseverance has inspired me since I was very young. At about 12 y.o. is when I really started to listen to the women and take in the stories of  César Chávez. Of course the main thing he inspired me to do was to eat food that comes from humane and sustainable sources.

For more info on César Chávez check out the United Farm Workers.

!Feliz cumpleaños Sr. Chávez! Today is César Chávez 85th birthday.
Because it is this special special man’s b-day I thought I would attempt to do some special things for my family.

A bag of assorted citrus has turned into these things and more:
*Juice for the second fermentation of Kombucha (Sangria Styled) and juice for Dandelion Wine.

Blood orange, Grapefruit and Mineola juice.

*Candied citrus peels for Easter gifting.

Candied citrus peels.

*Citrus Vinegar for air freshener during the use of the shitterz at the Oregon Country Fair.
*The water was saved from the boil down of the peels for allergy smoothies.
*The citrus sugar water was saved for the Dandelion Wine.

Dandelions and Citrus sugar water.

Que te cuides.

Peace, love, and agrios!

*Everything made here today comes from Organic sources. Hurray!
**Recipes are due to come later.

Rose Garland

Oboster (brother younger) and I made this Rose Garland with a bit of string and a sewing needle. Very simple and a great craft to make in anticipation of Easter.

Rose GarlandRose Garland

It seems to be thoroughly dried at this point. I haven’t decided yet if I want to glitter it or leave it natural. I’m contemplating if I should leave at the entrance of the kitchen or move it some place else?

Oboster is one of my favourite people to create things with. He is so attentive, he doesn’t rush through things, and when he needs a break he lets me know in a nice way. I love this about him!

Peace, love and roses adorn.