As a little girl, every Saturday before Easter, my mother, grandparents, aunties and uncles would pick up their Paska bread order from the baker at our local market. It was a tradition. This is a semi-sweet, light egg bread that's delicious. It smells so good just cutting into it! I can honestly say that it is the one sure sign that Spring is here: Paska is available to buy from your local Eastern European bakeries.
For years I've contemplated making my own but was incredibly intimidated by the thought. Something changed for me though and I took the plunge! I'm so glad I did!
In the last few days , I have overcome some obstacles in my life. For some reason I doubt myself or stand in my own way. These obstacles aren't huge, they're just ways I talk myself out of doing certain things. Not because I'm afraid to fail, I'm actually pretty good with that, it's how I learn.
It's more about the fact that I don't want to waste anything when if I do screw it up! Well, I didn't doubt myself this time, I didn't fail, but I did read some pretty shoddy directions from another blogger I've gone to in the past. I wrote a bit about it at the bottom of this blog. It was kind of like getting a certain person's shortbread recipe that added unneeded cups of flour and omitted needed amounts of butter that I was given many moons ago. Some people don't want to share their recipes I think because they are afraid they won't be needed anymore. I have no such fears. I did correct the recipe by winging it, like I seem to do so well and ended up with something I was thrilled with. I wasted nothing and turned my doubt into a confidence, so mission accomplished!
This weekend, I wanted to spoil John a bit by making him something that only he likes. Something that none of the rest of the family will touch: Baked Beans.
Truth is I have never made a pot of beans because, well, I'm not a fan and I wasn't even sure how to make something I don't like. But eating his cravings out of a can aren't fair in the slightest, soooooo...I bit the bullet and it was an absolute success!
Recipes are going to vary from meals to medicines. It's all about healing from the inside out because we truly are what we eat. What's the point? Well, gardening and foraging for your own foods, shopping local and no processed garbage or pharmaceuticals for what ails you? I think that's enough of point, don't you?
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Your medicine is in the woods.
Your pharmacy is in your kitchen.