Switching to Organics (the easy way)

It’s been a while since my family and I started to switch bad habits for good ones.

I love cooking with fresh, organic, nutritional ingredients. Using a true pack of (natural) flavours is what inspires me to cook and create new dishes.

The downside is that shopping for wholesome, nourishing ingredients might be like a treasure hunt or a little heavy on our pockets.

Then, we decided to take it to the next level.

We’ve been cultivating some organic products in our little garden. And, it gives me so much joy to talk about it.

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Figure 1 – This is my little guy assisting with the watering.

It might be quite challenging to take a good care of a garden – on top of everything else – but it’s soooo worth. Trust me.

You can also invite the whole family to participate. It’s a nice bonding time and kids love to feel involved in these type of activities.

Our little project is still under construction but I want to share our photos with you anyway.

Maybe it will get you inspired to give it a try. Even if you live in a small apartment you can find a well lighten place to have a few plants. If you have a balcony, perfect then!

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Figure 2 – We’ve been waiting patiently for this little guys to grow. And then we can make a Lemonade! 🙂

Here you can find fresh blueberries, strawberries, shallots, rosemary, sage, basil, mint, coriander, parsley, spring onion, thyme and lemon-thyme, among other things. In these photos are just a few of our home-grown herbs and fruits.

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We are always expanding our little garden. Perhaps even now, as you read it.

Think about it.

Why don’t you start planting your own ingredients?

It might be easier to begin with a small herb pot and then move to another one, as you build up some confidence. Youtube is here to help us all with plenty of instructions and tips.

It requires some (small) investment but on a short-term, you can already benefit from it. And, it goes without saying, “You reap what you sow”. In this case, literally.

 

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