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Breezes off the water cool us on hot July days.  Rushing air flies over vast lawns and wraps around us.  We lean into it and stretch arms up to the branches above in a park near our abode.  We greet creatures of all sizes, play under the shady canopy of old beauties, and delight, at teatime, in our packed inventions and fresh fruit slices, inspired by the summer’s fresh garden harvests.  Walks before bed are even more fun with a pocket full of wild strawberries and blueberries, a feast for the faeries, chipmunks, and doves.  An afternoon off to breathe in nature, balance, restore, and release is always on the menu for the week.  How sweet is a little one’s smile and awe when taking in the joys of plants!  Simple, yet exquisite, wonders of the garden are the essence of our lives.  Every morning, we boot up, ready to splash in puddles.  We walk up to meet the bees in the wild roses, for smiles, wisdom, and inspiration.

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Apricot Cherry Teacakes

Little, sweet voices call out for “teacakes” in the quiet of the morning.  We invented these to use up some deliciously juicy ripe fruit in a fun, new way.  The cake is mostly made up of fruit with a batter to hold it all together.  Naturally sweet to eat and so is the aroma while baking.

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

1 C Spelt Flour

2 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Anise Seed

0-2 tsp Agave Amber Nectar (Optional)

2 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 C Coconut Milk (Unsweetened, add more if needed to make a pourable batter.)

1 C Cherries, (Fresh & Remove Pits)

4 Apricots (Fresh & Chopped)

A very small pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Flaxseed Meal & Water (Read directions for mixture, vegan egg-substitute, research it if you have trouble digesting or other health issues.)

To Bake:

Combine ingredients and pour into a pie dish.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the cake part is cooked (when knife comes out clean.)  We serve it with some fresh sliced strawberries.

(We’ve tried it with plums too, but unless you eat it all with a group of friends, it doesn’t keep well in the refrigerator.  The plums do taste very well with a gingerbread spice mixture of ginger, nutmeg, raisins, etc.  Other fruit such as apricots, cherries, berries, apples, etc. work very well at keeping moisture without getting soggy when stored and reheated.  Delicious fresh summer fruit is well appreciated in this naturally sweet dish.)

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We’ve designed and built our own home with our own hands.  (Not easy or painless, but most things are not, for us, so far.  We keep “living in the light” no matter what.)  We made each choice with material sustainability, health, and lasting design in mind.  We designed our home for us, how we live, what we love, and to help us live more how we love to be.

Our design studio will be adding more new services, too, so check back for these as well as a plethora of new products and books in the upcoming seasons.  Visit our new design page often where we will share more of our designs for interiors, exteriors, and design tips here.  I will be setting up my new office soon, and I’ll share storage tips and designs.  I’ll be releasing all of the new series of products, films, books, artwork, stationery, custom items, organic gardening and recipes, and more here.  We thank all of the kind souls who send us warm words of thanks for orders, posts, books, and new friendships.  We’re very excited to share all of our new products with you!  A happy & delicious season to you all,  ~Amor

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Once upon a time, I strolled under the trees…

Music of the Moment:  Waltz (Better than Fine), Fiona Apple

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Weave a tapestry of romance for yourself.  You are in sole command of your life.  Treat yourself like the queen or king, like the delicate flower, like the bright sparkling star that you are.  Go bare!  Air dry hair & skin, braid for waves, free of make-up, oils and lotions, no additives.  Be naturally, honestly, and gently you.  Every choice and step you make is made with pure love and positive thoughts for your future.  An evening stroll, balancing your bank accounts & paying bills, sewing seeds in any size garden anywhere, every choice can bring vitality, vigor, and excitement to you now and forever.  Think romance, be romance, feel romance.  Teach newly running babies to walk slowly through the house like queens and kings, even when excited, for a safe, self-respectful posture & pace.  Slow down.  Speak with purpose and give your words natural space.  You have everything you need within.  Take graceful pleasure in all the little wonders, gestures, and decisions you powerfully rule over.  How magnificent it is to decide and plan romance with every thoughtful step you make for yourself!

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Apricot Winter Wheat Berry Pudding

Sweet & satisfying textures are at play here.  A truly decadent start, break, or end to a beautiful day.  Eat this little dish anytime, make enough for the week, and reheat with sweet fruits for a delightful breakfast, baby & me meal, snack, or dessert.

We plan to grow these little jewels and harvest for year round breakfasts full of warmth and romance.  Exchange the apricots throughout each season with strawberries, pumpkin, blackberries, and other seasonally ripe produce.  (I adore the apricot spread and other natural fruit spreads because you can enjoy them all year round with no additives.)

This recipe is lovely…not as soft and mushy as oatmeal, so it captivates your senses and you finish every bite, helping yourself to seconds, looking forward to more another day.  Just as in life, depth of dimension and variety are important for breakfast.  It takes a bit of time & attention to make, but when made in a large batch, it lends help to the week for early mornings and an ease of coming home to hearty snacks.  (Also nice to eat after working in the garden.  We’re starting a new large garden, more on that soon!)

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

Double this recipe for a larger batch to serve more.

1 C Wheat Berries

3 C Coconut Milk (unsweetened), or 2 C Coconut Milk + 1 C Almond Milk-See our recipe below.

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla

Optional:  1 tsp-2 tbsp Agave Nectar to sweeten

Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Water

Fruit Spread (Pure fruit, no sugar or additives.  We like:  Apricot, Ginger Orange, Fig, and various berries.)  And/Or use fresh fruit, cut up and dotted over or warmed like a sauce to help evenly spread and flavour.

Sort through wheat berries, discarding any stones, and rinse well.  Place in a large sauce pan or pot and cover with 2″ of water.  Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low and cover with a lid to simmer for about an hour until tender.  Drain with the lid and add berries to a blender with a splash of the coconut milk.  Pulse carefully leaving some berries whole, some blended.  Stir if needed.  Add back into the pan/pot with the rest of the coconut/almond milk, cinnamon, and salt.  Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 30 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.  The pudding will be thick.  Remove from heat, add fruit spread, (agave,) and vanilla.  Dish out and top with some cut up or warmed fresh fruit.  Store in a glass container and reheat all week, adding more coconut milk if too thick.  Enjoy smiles and empty bowls.

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Wheat berries contain B vitamins which help keep the nervous system and energy levels healthy.  Organic B-12 vitamin sprays can also help.  B-12 is important for everyone, especially vegans, to have in their diet.  It doesn’t store up, so you take daily.  Growing your own vegetables and fruits in healthy, rich, organic compost helps provide B vitamins as well.  The compost helps reduce weeds, too.  People used to eat more from the garden and farm, and the bits of soil consumed provided many healthy nutrients such as B vitamins.  Being in harmony with nature benefits all.

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Almonds provide protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, riboflavin, calcium, and potassium.  They are very versatile and great carried whole in pockets for caring travelling companions.

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Black Current & Date Almond Milk, Apple & Pear Almond Pie

Flavoured almond milk for natural sweetness is a fun way to dance variety into your kitchen each week.  As with chess and life, think ahead when planning your recipes.  Save the nut pulp to make a base layer for a lovely fruit pie or two.  You can also use the pulp for cookies.  Buy the almonds in bulk so you have them and less bills on hand.  Budget and buy just what you need as they are pricey.  Use the scale at the counter to weigh it out:  2 C ~= 16 oz.  Get your dried fruit in this section, too.  They make great on-the-go snacks, and are fun in this recipe.

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

2 cups Raw Almonds

Water for soaking

6 cups Water

6 Deglet Noor Dates

Some Dried Black Currents.  (Very small, so a few tsp works well.)

½ tsp Pink Salt

1 Whole Vanilla Bean

Place the almonds in a bowl and cover a few inches with water.  Let soak for 12-48 hours.  They expand so leave space.  Rinse them thoroughly.  (We leave skins on.)  Blend almonds along with the 6 cups of water, dates, black currents, salt, and vanilla bean for a few minutes.  Place clean kitchen cloth inside a large bowl with the edges of the cloth hanging over the sides. Pour Almond mixture into the cloth.  Pull the sides into a bunch, lift out of the bowl, twist, and use your hands to squeeze the liquid from the cloth. When you can no longer extract any liquid from the cloth, set the cloth full of pulp aside to use later.  Pour the almond milk into a sealable jar and refrigerate.  Once chilled you may drink.  (Shake the bottle before pouring as it naturally separates.)  Use in recipes like the above pudding dish.  Sweet so serve small amounts to children.

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Apple & Pear Almond Pie

Little voices may call for “Apple pie, please!”  Small portions as fruit is naturally sugary.

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

Press the almond meal into a pie dish or two if you have a lot leftover from making almond milk.  Top with your favourite fruit, apples & pears shown here, mixed with cinnamon, almond butter, a pinch of salt, oats, and a tsp agave.  Bake until soft, tender, and crisp for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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Designer Home Health Tips

When dressing your food or your home with romance, choose healthy options.  From computer paper to wallpaper, look for FSC Certified products.  Use non-toxic, no-VOC primer, paint, wallpaper sizing & adhesive so it doesn’t off-gas harmful chemicals into your living and breathing space over the years.  This is important for installing, too.  Avoid spraying paint on walls, using rollers, as sprayed paint stays in the air and can impair your health.  Non-toxic sustainably harvested flooring is key, too.  Cork is great for the joints.  Well-designed, closed storage helps reduce dust collecting on items and in your body.  Every decision can be lovingly chosen to promote a healthy living space.

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Light layers are key for all seasons.  Stay warm for optimal health.  Express though dress.  Flowers close in the cold, and open in the sun.  Take inspiration from the flowers in warm layers and prints.

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Black Cherry Coconut Milk

Infuse pure fruit juices with coconut milk for a fruitsicle of your choice.  (Baby and) we like orange daily, and we change it up with pineapple, pear, and here, cherry.

Pour a glass 3/4 full of unsweetened coconut milk, and 1/4 cup or a splash of desired fruit juice.  (Choose juice that is free of added sugar and preservatives).  Stir and delight in this refreshing & nutritious drink.

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Beet & Walnut Salad

Beets are simple to grow from seed and oh so beautiful when you pull them from the ground.  Use the leaves, stems, and bulb.  Ever so sweet, beets are beloved.  Buy organic seeds and start when still cold.  Their beautiful colours, shine, and flavour will win you over, over & over again.  I feel inspired by nature’s beauty.  A dress, a sketch, a chair, a recipe…so taken by the sheen of the beet stem, how transformed is a vegetable by washing off it’s earthen coat, how good & small one feels in the presence of such perfect harmony, and even better after the meal, when we go out for an evening sowing of more seeds.

Research your plants well for safe consumption.  Use the whole beet plant for this dish.

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

Wash, slice, and steam the leaves, stems, and bulb of the beets in a large pot with some water and a lid.  Cook until tender and plate with walnuts, pepper, and pumpkin seeds.

Serve warm and enjoy.  All beet parts may be blended for young babies or to eat as a beet mousse or soup.  The leaves are difficult for babies to eat when not blended.  (As always, check for individual allergies  first before combining foods.)

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Our product lines are inspired, infused, and encourage romance.  See the Amor Milagre artwork, stationery, upcoming books, films, organic apparel, and more in our shop!  After a big recent project, the shop will be filling up with new pieces so check back again soon!  There are many ways to customize our products for your beautifully unique life.

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“Grow & eat pure food.  Be purely you.” ~Amor Milagre

“Everything you do, do it for you!”  ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Valse Sentimentale, Tchaikovsky

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The Artist's Garden Recipes and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Garden, Garlic Broccoli Bean Vegan Pizza, Koi Pond, Waterfall, Garden Nursery, Almond Butter & Fig Spread Toasted Nan Bread, Garlic Walnut Hummus, Pistachio Hummus, Chick Peas, Garbanzo Beans, Lemon Cornbread Madeleines, Rainbow Carrots, Green White Carrots, Yellow Tulips, Orange Tabby Cat Sleeping, Barley Vegetable Soup, Asparagus, Painting in the garden, seasonal artwork. Building a new sustainable house. Right plant right spot.

Like in any relationship, a good loving healthy foundation and structure is necessary in the garden for beautiful growth and blooms.  Before planning your planting, get to know your soil, sun/shade areas, and moisture levels.  Set your plants up for a healthy bond with the Earth in the right spot.  Paint out your colours, blooming schedules, and spacial heights on paper first.  Take care of them, adore them, and let them seed, ensuring their future dreams come true.  Leave your flowers in the ground, and bring your paints and chair out into the garden for expressions of gratitude.  Carve out a space for appreciating the garden.  Allow the inspiration to translate into your work, passions, pleasures, and dreams.  The evolution of a garden is a reflection of your soul.  Nurture both for a healthy, loving life.

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Vegetable Barley Soup

Fresh, sweet soups like this are what the week stands on.

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

Barley, Broccoli, Zucchini, Parsnip, Celery, Carrots, Asparagus, Potatoes, Chick Peas, Salt & Pepper, 2 Shallots, 2 Cloves of Garlic, Water.

Cook veggies until tender and barley until al dente for good textures.  Cook all together in a large pot, with enough water to steam, with lid on until done.  Serve warm and enjoy the leftovers all week.

(Leave out salt for babies and low-sodium diets.  Blend for very young babies or tender jaws.)  Shopping Tip:  Buy organic barley in bulk and keep on hand for soups and puddings.

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Cauliflower and Rainbow Carrots

Each season brings new sights from the garden.  These ‘rainbow carrots’ come in an array of shades and colors.  White and green ones were chosen to pair with supple cauliflower for a lovely family afternoon snack.

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

Slice up washed cauliflower and carrots.  Steam with a little water in a pan and lid.  Cook until just tender, and mix in some pepper and a sprinkling of cornmeal and nutritional yeast.  Cook until veggies are coated and slightly crisp.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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Lemon Cornmeal Madeleine Biscuits

Sweet little hands hold golden shells dearly and delight in nibbling soft, freshly lemon scented biscuits.  An occasional bake that pairs well with soups, chili, and great for on-the-go snacks.

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

Juice & Zest of 1 Lemon, 3/4 tsp Vanilla, 1 C Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 1 C Cornmeal, 1 C Spelt Flour, 3 tsp Baking Powder, 1/2 tsp Pink Salt, 3 tbsp Water, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, 3 tsp Coconut Oil (I will find substitute for this soon as we’re not cooking with oils anymore for optimal health.)

Mix the batter and scoop a teaspoon or so into each little shell space on a Madeleine pan.

Cook for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Serve warm and enjoy!  Store in a glass container with a lid.

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Lemon Pistachio Hummus

Serve whole as a side dish/party appetizer, or blended as hummus, these flavours are sure to please your company.

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

Garlic, Shallot, Ras el Hanout, Cinnamon, Blended Pistachio Meal, Lemon Juice & Zest, Salt & Pepper, Chick Peas, Water.  (Leave out salt for babies.)

Use our hummus and tahini recipe here, and then add in the above ingredients.  Top with a few whole pistachios.  Serve warm.

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Apricot Almond Triangles

A baby and me classic that is sweet and nutritious.  (Free of added sugar or preservatives.)

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

Toast some nan bread and spread on some pure apricot fruit spread and pure almond butter.  Cut into triangles like a pie.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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Broccoli Bean Pizza

What to do with leftovers?  Throw them on an organic pizza bread with fresh garlic, shallots, tomato sauce, pepper, and nutritional yeast!  Slice, serve warm from the oven (12 minutes), and enjoy this quick dinner slowly with some laughs.

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Music of the Moment:  Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven

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Lovingly fill up your senses and fall into nature, especially if you’re tired in any way.  Little hands scoop sand with shells.  They fill little shoes, covering socks, dusted off for the ride home.  We’re happy with our morning of inhalations of fresh, sea air.  Record new stories invented in warm embraces at bedtime.  (Check back this year for bursts of our new book releases, for parent, child, friend, and everyone!)  Inhale love, sort, keep goodness, exhale love for the universe.  Let it roll out to sea on a white crested wave, and inspire a smile on a tired soul a shore away.

Music of the Moment:  The Body, Nina Nastasia

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Sweeten your life in language, expression, address, and home.  When choosing new items, research them well, and bring home a few durable, sustainable, inspiring, natural helpers.  Create healthy routines that set your day and night up for smiles and good, deep breathing.  Making the bed, a satisfying cozy breakfast, moments for stillness and breathing, and celebrating gratitude through all of the many little choices are ways to help yourself daily.  Everything adds up and explodes over time in some form, so why not add up goodness to release in a burst of joyous beauty all around you, like sweet laughter and spring blossoms?  This year, I’ll release new product lines to help with all of life’s little & big things, to keep track of, aid in, remember now & later, and cherish.

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Cacao Chili

Warm yourself, with a deeply delicious meal, after fresh cool wanderings under the trees and by the sea. 

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

Soak dried beans overnight in a large bowl of water.  (Buy organic beans in bulk to save money, time, & health.  We used:  Fava, Black, and Kidney.)  The next day, cook on medium low with water, perhaps add some more, and add a lid, stirring sometimes to prevent sticking.  Add 1 tsp Ras el Hanout, 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Pepper, (No Salt for babies), 1 Chopped Sweet Onion, 1 Clove Garlic, and 1-2 tbsp 100% bar of Cacao.  (The onion, tomato sauce, & garlic sweeten the chili.)  Cook down until thick.  Serve warm when beans are al dente.  Sprinkle some fresh herbs and nutritional yeast over top and enjoy!

(Leave out Cacao for babies, as it’s a type of stimulant, and add 1 tsp & mix into adult bowlfuls.)  Enjoy every day until gone.  Chili ages deliciously!

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Magic is in fresh laundry, a soft oatmeal bath & a movie / song by candlelight, cozy pajamas, stories before bed, brushed hair-teeth-filed nails, taking loving care, and choosing everything good for yourself!

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Try out different bean combinations for various recipes such as salads, chili, stews, soups, fritters, pies, and more!  (Today’s Mix:  Fava, Black, and Kidney beans.)

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An old, Italian peasant-style cooking trick from my ancestors:  To stretch a meal like chili, add in small amounts of diced (toasted/a few days old homemade) bread, crackers, or cornmeal, lots of vegetables using all of the (researched) edible parts for each plant, like stalks, leaves, roots, etc.  No waste and great taste for many people and/or meals.  This honours the time, energy, and beauty the plants took to grow.

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Mashed steamed potatoes, beans, and freshly picked lettuce from the garden makes a lovely spring salad.

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Banana Nut Pudding & Nut Cacao Stove Top Brownies

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

A sweet, versatile baby-and-me dish that lends itself to any time of day.

These are the same recipe, except the cacao is not added for the baby’s banana nut pudding.  Make the recipe, serve baby, then add cacao for adults and serve.  Add any blend of nuts you like, fresh fruit, and oatmeal too for a cozy breakfast.  For a lovely dessert, add pumpkin seeds and a pinch of the blended nuts.

(Leave out salt for babies and low-sodium diets.  As always for all recipes, check for allergies first.)

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Broccoli Salad

An almost cheesy broccoli baby & me snack for the afternoon that is warm, inviting, and gone in the time it takes to read one good story.

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

Add cut up broccoli, celery, cauliflower, shallots, pepper, 1/8 C cornmeal, and water in a large skillet.  Steam with a lid, stirring often, until tender.  Serve warm with some nutritional yeast sprinkled on top.  Serve babies the softest parts, often times the florets unless the stalks were cut & cooked evenly.  (Leave salt out for babies.)

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Apricot & Figgy Toast

A simple, sugar-free, baby-and-me snack is homemade sesame seed spelt bread, toasted for nut butters, natural fruit spreads, hummus, avocado, added into chili, and more!  

I’ll add this new bread recipe soon.  Most often we make delicious (gluten-free) crackers for the same use, which will be posted here soon, and we prefer this over bread.

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The landscape has been greening up slowly here, even through very rainy days.

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Carry yourself outside for a calming of the senses.  Design your home with breaths of fresh air and a watery flow for peaceful memories.

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After the rain, the sun slowly radiates and intensifies through the clouds, awakening the plants to open and stretch out freely.  They yawn and smile in snuggly sighs.  A long drink of nutrients, then ready for adventures.  Free spirits dwell and play here.

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Parsnip & Golden Beet Chips

Crisp, yet soft, parsnips and golden beets roast ever so sweetly in the oven on a cool mid-morning and are ready for lunch.  Dip them into old world mustard, if you like, for a tangy dance partner.  A fun and colourful dish for the whole family.  A simple roast for a company of friends.

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

Saving the greens for a soup, wash the vegetables and keep wet so they steam-roast in the oven, oil-free.  (Do not peel or cut off the ends.)  Slice the parsnips and beets into long strips, and place in a dish.  Pepper and sprinkle over some Ras el Hanout and Cinnamon, mix to evenly coat.  (Leave out salt for babies and low-sodium diets.  Salt very lightly with pink Himalayan salt if you do salt.)  Roast in the oven at 350 degrees until golden and crisp, about 20-40 minutes, depending on vegetable thickness.  Plate & Enjoy!  (Super crispy parts are not for babies.)

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Naturally vibrant colours brighten your day!

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce, and Cucumbers

Warm and cool, sweet and tart, smooth and pillowy, this meal is a memory from the 90’s when mashed potatoes and applesauce were inseparable.  Children of all ages still love it.

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

Homemade Applesauce Recipe here!

Slice up cucumbers.  (Serve skinless ones for older babies unless they don’t have trouble with skins.)

In a large skillet, add 1/4 C water, and sliced garlic.  Simmer on low until soft.  Wash potatoes and keep skins on.  Add in roughly chopped potatoes (we used fingerling potatoes), and cook until soft.  Pepper, smash, and mix with a wooden spoon.  (The starchy water is all you need for moist potatoes.)  Serve warm with other vegetables, applesauce, and salads.

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Sweet Potato & Potato Home Fries

Sweet and starchy, all a-crisp, this quick dish is pleasing to little fingers and parents alike.  Steam cook these oil-free for a healthier you, cost-effective too.  The more your groceries and garden gatherings are composed of fresh plant produce, the less “extras” you buy, the more money, energy, and time you save while improving your health.

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

Dice up some potatoes and sweet potatoes, about the same size for even cooking.  Add 1/4 C of water into a large skillet, or however much you need, depending on the amount you’re cooking.  Add in some Ras el Hanout & Cinnamon & Pepper, or fresh herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, etc.  Add a lid and steam cook to soften for about 4-6 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.  (Add more water if needed.)  When soft and easily cuts in half with fork/knife, remove lid, add in 1/4 C cornmeal and let the water cook down, allowing the potatoes to become golden and crisp, for another 5 minutes or so.  Serve warm!  (Babies may pick out more of the sweet potatoes which is just fine!)

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With a pantry full of fresh foods, the week is fun.  It’s easy to cook by inspiration of what is ripe and ready to harvest, what looks good at the market, and by mood.

Music of the Moment:  Looks just like the Sun, Broken Social Scene

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Look up to the spring blooms, for confident role models whose natural beauty is pure and born of the Earth.  Skies breathe down misty woven waves for us to rejuvenate and reflect.  Gather the bounty of plants for individual snacks.  Group them together for small after-dinner delights before an evening walk in the warm Spring wind.

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Fruit Seed Nut Bars

After a nutritious meal of beautiful plants, take pleasure in a little piece of sweetness with this easy dessert recipe.  All of the individual players party in this celebration of Spring’s parade of blooms!

Non-GMO, organic, local, vegan ingredients:

In a glass dish, combine seeds, cut up dried fruit, nuts (blended smooth as a meal for babies), 1/2 C oatmeal, and pour over 1/4 cup melted pure nut butter (or however much you need for your mixture, and not peanut butter as its mold issue impairs health).  Mix and lightly press down with a spoon.  Place, covered, in the refrigerator until sets.  Cut into very small pieces and serve one to each person after dinner.  (Serve small portions because the dried fruit is very sugary, especially for babies and children.  Check for individual allergies before eating each ingredient/combined.)

We used:

Nuts:  Hazelnut Butter (homemade), Hazelnut, Brazil Nut.

Seeds:  Chia, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Flax, Sesame.

Dried Fruit:  Fig, Mango, Cranberry, Date, Black Currents.

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Whirl around the bend in a winding garden park.  Float a boat in a nearby pond.  Go play in the new grass.  Absorb all of the minute & prospering things that are living all around you.  You are one of them.  Be one with them.

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Constantly learning, asking questions to better understand, forgetting the idea of embarrassment for not knowing, learning from mistakes, and keeping all of the good things found with you is what it’s all about.  The more you know, the better you can know yourself, and the more fascinating the concentration of your interests becomes.  Carve out the garden you want to live in, eat from, and be in, always growing, evolving, in flux.  You are an ever-blooming flower, changing colours with the wind and time of day, inspiring birds as they fly over and insects who crawl under, everything around you smiles as you stretch up to the sun for warmth and energy.  Dance through the day, and fly through the night.  Kiss the flowers like bees.  Grow your foundations of healthy soil and your senses will explode into fireworks of exuberant, never-before-seen, hybrids of petals, stems, and leaves.  Your internal and external will breathe as one and be seen as one, all goodness and loveliness.  Breathing, always breathing, softly.

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Garden Café Fruity Seed Nut Garden Bars Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Dried Fruit, Hazelnut Butter, Hazelnut, Natural Powerbar, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, figs, mango, cranberry, sesame seeds, dates, black currents, spring flowers, daffodil, lilac, garden nursery centers, crocus, garden, lavender, rainy day, white dress, wool plaid neutral scarf, blue velvet dress, floral dress, wool ballet wrap cropped sweater, baby food, baby and parent snack.

Inspirational Shares:  Gardener’s World and this one too for Spring!  This one with the “No Dig” gardening technique is wonderful.  I’ve done this vs. tilling, but didn’t know it was such a movement.  Lovely information, and yes, less weeds and better results.  Here is Charlies Dowding’s No-Dig Garden, and when to pick, (sound is bad on video, but idea is simple.)

Music of the Moment:  Mad Rush, Philip Glass