I am finally slowing down.
I’m less concerned about a clean floor mid-summer. How can one maintain that with little feet sloshing through sprinkled grass, flowerbeds, then the kitchen?
Who wants to wash up the breakfast dishes when they can be stacked, along with lunch dishes, snack dishes, and lemonade pitcher until after dinner? My miniature Venus fly trap will take care of my seasonal kitchen companions, the fruit flies.
I would rather spend another hour leisurely watering the pumpkins, the potted tomatoes, and my dirty feet.
It’s simple, but don’t they say the best things in life are simple, wait, maybe they do.
We spend our days pulling peas and raspberries and making batches of tropical Jello…not cause I like jello, but because my four year old wants to cook.
The older kiddos would rather be more adventurous, so we made our own raspberry, apricot and strawberry jam: an endeavour that is significantly more pricey than nearly everything store-bought but so much tastier. The vibrant glow of rubies and tangerine are the summer apparel for my kitchen window in those jars of jam!
We’ve also crushed strawberries, adding spoonfuls of coconut milk, thickly shredded coconut and loads and loads of cream. We made ice cream. The extra Kitchen Aid attachment would prevent the half hour defrost before we scooped it into dessert bowls, but the flavour is just as good.