|Here are the nice chickens who lay eggs for me to buy|
We got a new bike trailer to use with Liza this summer! I'm so excited about it! It is from Wike and is made in Guelph, Ont. There are so many great bike trails by our house since our neighborhood is surrounded by the Greenbelt (also the reason why we have a farm so close by even though we live in a really suburban neighborhood).
Cooking wise, I don't have much to say... nothing gourmet or exciting at least. Andrey loves instant oatmeal packets and I usually keep buying them even though I don't like to since they are so processed and full of unnecessary stuff. This week, I figured out a solution. I got Quaker Minute oats and mixed in: dried fruit, coconut sugar, chopped almonds, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips. I put in all in a big container with a scoop. We prepare them just like instant oats with boiling water. They take a little longer to absorb the water, but taste great! I think this is a more cost effective and healthier (not healthy though) option to the instant packets.
Another yummy thing I made was a creative oil-free pasta dish. I cut up avocados, tomatoes, and artichokes (from a can) and mixed in minced garlic, dried herbs, and a little salt. I mixed it up like a salad and put it in our dishes then added cooked spaghetti on top, adding a little of the cooking water as well. We had it with pine nuts on top. It was so good! It was so good that I don't even have a photo since we finished it so fast tonight. We are not super strict about xerophagy days during Lent although we try to keep Wednesday and Friday oil-free.
This weekend will be busy as our bishop is coming and we have a full schedule of services. The youth in our parish are putting on a fundraising luncheon on Sunday (the reason the bishop is in town this weekend) to raise money for the orphanage of the Ascension Monastery in Molnitza, Ukraine. There are some great videos on Youtube about it. Unfortunately they are in Russian, but are still interesting to watch even if you don't understand the language:
Forpost - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_EN3kk-uiI
About Patriarch Kyrill's visit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiPDdBveePM
Well, I'd better be getting to bed!