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Well now, I’ve followed the same approach to eating well for years (my 3 rules are always eat breakfast, don’t eat after supper, eat more fruits and vegetables), but somehow it never occurred to me to use it elsewhere! I could really use it now to help me structure my days. I’m off to write my list of 3. Thanks Sarai!
We have an abundance of blackberries right now, and I tried this recipe a few weeks ago and loved it. The crumble top really makes these muffins. https://www.platingsandpairings.com/the-best-blackberry-muffins-with-crumble-topping/
Ah, this resonated with me so much. A while ago I made a simple commitment around exercise (to go for a walk, do yoga, roller skate or ride my stationary bike 4 times a week) and it has made such a difference in my life. And it’s so easy! I started doing 15 minutes of morning pages each day and that’s also been amazing. I never thought to apply this concept to my creative practices but I bet it would be super beneficial in that area too. Thanks for the inspiration!
I have just made the Chocolate Greek Yoghurt Cakes and they are delicious I struggled with some of the weights wasn’t sure how to weigh my yoghurt or my oil butI I must of done something right because they have all turned out perfectly lovely
Thankyou for your posts I really do look forward to reading all your tips and your guidance x
Thanks for a great read this week as always, Sarai!
We are surrounded by blackberries in Dorset right now but honestly all I do is pick them off the bushes as I walk along...
My favourite thing to do with surplus berries (it works with basically any soft fruits including stone fruit though) is to make clafoutis. It’s seriously easy and pleases a crowd if you’re entertaining
Embracing the slow life across all areas of a life, we are all individually responsible for creating/re-creating our lives, and keeping out negative influences, hurled at us every day by digital media.... I replace that junk with good stuff, like Nice News, your "Making Time" posts, the Daily Stoic, the Daily Good... I have a very long list! Thank you everyone for sharing!
I checked my go-to source hoping for blackberry suggestions beyond simple jam or cobbler and was rewarded with a post from a blogger than no longer posts: https://foodinjars.com/blog/what-to-do-with-blackberries/ and a link to blackberry butter https://csaboxingday.com/2014/07/29/honey-sweetened-blackberry-butter/
If I can collect more than a handful of berries from along our creek next year I'm going to try the blackberry butter and maybe get fancy and try the Blackberry Chambord Jam.
Gentle guidance in the right direction— that sounds like love to me.
The three commitments is brilliant. The linked article about eminent creative people having more dialogue between the two hemispheres made me think about the creative people I've worked with over the years. They always seemed so chaotic. When I dive into creative ventures, it feels like it's constantly swirling inside my head to the point it prevents me from action. The three commitments might help me stop the dialogue and start the action.
Wish I could help with the recipes. My grandmother makes freezer jam (easy to Google) and I wonder if that would work? Might need more sugar.
What a GREAT ARTICLE!! So sane and compassionate to the person we are!! Very wise and insightful article. You are a deep thinker, Sarai.❤️
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