… here are some tiny things i forgot to show you before christmas:
… just in case anybody is interested … here are some impressions of our holiday treats:
regarding dinner, i like the christmas eve tradition of my childhood: we always had a quite simple meal. something like potato salad & sausages. of course i would not eat these any more but i don’t like to spend this evening on creating a complex meal. so we had a salad of red cabbage & oranges, raw burgers, rice for those not eating raw & an abundance of greens & vegetables with a sesame-dip.
in spite of not feeling christmasy at all a few days ago i really have enjoyed these days. & still do. calm, relaxed days. feeling cozy. grateful. time seems to stand still for a while. midwinter. i enjoy being with my kids, playing games, talking, snuggling. spending time with friends. thanks for these wonder-ful days!
os deseo unas felices fiestas y un próspero año nuevo.
que el 2010 venga lleno de buenas cosas y salud para todos.
merry xmas to all of you, & a happy new year! may all good be with you in 2010!
ich wünsche euch allen frohe weihnachten & alles gute, gesundheit, glück & vor allem liebe für 2010!
… just decorated our “tree”:
i am working hard to finish all presents. this weekend i have sewn a landscape my daughter has been asking for (thanks to the inspiration & the fabrics to jademond). i also made some trees.
& finally i recycled one of my old trousers: it became a bag to carry around my actual knitting & crocheting work … quite useful these days for there is still a lot of work to do until thursday … 🙂
- greens. must-have. i cannot get along without. basically wild greens. now, in winter, blackberry leaves & lots of spinache. curly kale. sometimes rocket and field salad.
- fruit. seasonal choice. as fresh as possible! organic, of course. & as much ripe tropical fruit as we can get. papaya & ananas are our favorites these days. oranges & apples are basics, too. i usually buy them by crate at the central market. fruit & greens make up about 90% of our food
- avocados – our basic fatty fruit. best are avocado hass from kurt dornhoff (portugal) – in season now!
- coconuts. ripe or young. best drink & yummy pulp. i can never get enough of them. i could live on coconut, banana & greens for weeks.
- tomatoes. we eat them fresh in summer & make tomato sauce from dried ones during the rest of the year.
- sunflower seeds for my daughter … she is eating at least a pound a week.
- algae. dried wakame or, even better, fresh fucus. rich in minerals, salty taste & a wonderful replacement for (or addition to) fresh greens.
- vegetables. seasonal choice. we do not eat a lot of vegetables but there is always something fresh in the fridge. both kids love cucumber & bell pepper. turnip cabbage for m. me, i lately like fennel, broccoli & sweet potato.
- almonds & dates. our candy, especially in winter. just eat them as they are or for nice treats like marzipan e. g.
- red lentils for the kids. m. likes them raw, sprouted, with cashew dressing. j. prefers his vegan (cooked) lasagna (lentils, carrots, oat-cream, pasta)
… shovelling snow, the three of us. kids playing in the snow, snowball fight, trying to build a snowman. decorating our windows with snow. afterwards sitting in the kitchen, apples & nuts. tea for the kids. talking, baking (i. e. not-baking 🙂 ), crafting. … finally i get a feeling of christmas time 🙂
thanks to strohbeere‘s inspiration: