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Winter Fresh

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The magic of a first snowman inspires some heartwarming meals for the whole family.  We pick our sage leaves in honour of our upcoming children’s book series.  We cook up a weekly soup that is delicious and nutrient packed, so that we have more energy to create new families of characters.  We rest and plan out new gardens for our organic edible plant farm.  Straw hats peek from behind snowy windows, searching for La Primavera, when new adventures will chase them in the freshly flower-scented breeze.  Sweet new songs lift upon new notes as thought of in that moment.  Imagery elegantly scrolls out, awaiting new readers in patient anticipation.  Every day is a chance to breathe back into being purely you!

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Black Turtle Bean Vegetable Soup

A beautiful blending of colours, textures, sounds, scents, peaceful organic growing origins, and flavours makes this dish a happy experience for people like me, with multiple synesthesias.  A wonderful weekly soup for the whole family.

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Soak garbanzo and black turtle beans in a large pot of water overnight.  The next day, add in (washed and chopped up):  potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, radishes and leaves, celery, turnips, a few tsp of local sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, and some freshly ground pepper.  Add a lid and cook until all are tender.  Eat as is or blend for a soup or a dip.  Enjoy this naturally flavourful dish!  (You can also use rosemary as a salt substitute.)

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Black bean vegetable soup turns things blue, then richly dark when blended. Little raw veggie snacks for kiddies.
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New Illustration Artwork in our shop from our children’s books: A Beautiful Mermaid Woman with Magnificent Hair Styling and a Braided Necklace view in our shop!
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The magic of a first snowman is never forgotten.  Create something new by recycling materials naturally.

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Sage Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Dip these delights in dill mustard for a crispy and sweet treat!

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

In a 350-375 degree oven, roast a dish of cut potatoes/whole baby potatoes, diced garlic, sage leaves, a pinch of local sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, freshly ground pepper, and your most natural, local, and fresh oil.  (You can also use rosemary as a salt substitute.) Toss gently to coat and mix ingredients all together.  Cook until tender and crisp, about 35-45 minutes.

(I’m working on a new recipe, to share with you, to replace the use of processed (olive) oil.  I want to find a fresh, daily way to use my own fresh vegetables to cook with as a coating/binding ingredient.  We mostly just use water to steam, but for some things like this, we’re looking to crisp.  Any (organic, vegan) ideas, leave us a comment on this post or here.  I think it will end up being a puree of our weekly soup or herbs.  Oils are expensive, not local, require recycling of the bottles, and are not very healthy sometimes, too.  I’m hoping to come up with some great alternatives that are easy and found in our own garden.)

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Designer Style Tip: Extend the seasons! Wear your summer dresses with sweaters, cozy knit tights, and tall OTK boots for a fresh, delicate, winter snowflake mood.

Balsamic Green Beans

Aged balsamic vinegar, from Modena or the Emilia region in Italy, sweetens these greens in a savory light dressing.  Soak up any extra on the plate with freshly baked bread or better yet more veggies.  A simple, yet fully satisfying, recipe passed on from the Italian women I originate from.  These were always a side dish on the table, and never were there any leftovers.  It’s the same here.  So scru

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tious! 

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

In a large pan, with a little water and a lid, very lightly steam up some garden fresh green beans with a tiny bit of salt or rosemary and freshly ground pepper.  This takes only a few minutes.  Plate and dot lightly with balsamic.  Sprinkle over some toasted nuts and seeds, too, if you like!  Enjoy warm or later at room temperature.

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We see faces on houses, in the trees, and on our plates!  Little, sliced up, rolled up hummus wraps are great for little ones.  Green beans are always a treasure to find and crunch on as we stroll the gardens.

 

Winter Tree

A tree for every season!  By removing our holiday ornaments, and leaving the felt woodland animals on the branches, we have our 2018 Winter Tree!  When winter melts into Spring, we’ll change it again.  How fun for little ones to adorn their very own tree, with ornaments that double as toys with very lovely names, reflecting the native trees and animals that live in the surrounding woods.  What animals and trees are native to your area?  Explore our children’s books to see illustrated book characters inspired by our neck of the woods, and yours, too.  Watch our new ‘Winter Tree’ film, above, and hear my new original musical score to inspire your bright winter days.  “Love all you do, and do all you Love!” ~Amor Milagre

We pair this fun tradition with homeschool classes about the animals we see in the garden and around the world.  We do activities to learn about one animal a day.  We use library books, drawing, crafts, stories, songs, role play, seeing animals in nature, listening to the audio from a video, nature recordings, or audiobooks, (or a very brief viewing of an educational video for older children, as screens as very harmful for humans, especially for early development, empaths, and highly sensitive people.)  Learn more about our animal day class in our upcoming children’s books.  Follow and listen along with our animal of the day, here on our Amor Milagre youtube channel. 

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Happy Winter Days! Love, Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Crocodile Rock, Elton John & The Muppets, and since we’re in a silly dancing mode, painting our office…Wham!  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

 

 

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  1. Loving this post! Great recipes and the songs are so fun!

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