To say it’s been a busy month would be an understatement. It was more of an in sane month with lots happening. I haven’t done much knitting but little things here and there. Baby booties for three orders and some crochet animals mostly as gifts. It was also my Easter on May 1, which of course calls for coloured eggs and my infamous Easter bread 😀
I also managed to go on a hike with a few cool moms from my neighbourhood. And one big walk with my kids yesterday which was great. I haven’t moved or worked out as much as I would like and I can feel my clothes fitting tighter 😀 With the nice weather, I am hoping I can change that. Maybe it’s time for another Whole30 😉
This year I decided to experiment with natural colours for my Easter eggs. So I used turmeric for the yellow, dill for the green, beets for the red, and red onion peel for the brown/orange-y colour. The problem was I didn’t have time to wait for them to become really rich. So for my last couple of eggs I added a couple of drops of food colouring in the red and green colours. I’m a cheater, I know 😀 I absolutely loved how the red onion peel colour turned out – all natural. I also used both white and brown eggs to give the colours different shades. So cool! I’m definitely doing this next year but I’ll be prepared for an overnight wait on the colours lol 😀
The Easter bread was something of a miracle this year. I was so super busy with everything plus my son was sick for most of the month so I had given up on planning to make Easter bread. I even told my husband that I would defrost the loaf I had frozen last year instead 😀 But then I just couldn’t fall asleep knowing that I had missed continuing the tradition. So I decided to divide the recipe in 5 and make only 1/5 of the batch (the original recipe calls for 5 kgs of flour – that’s the leading ingredient). It was going to be easy, quick, and absolutely manageable. Best decision ever. I only made 2 loaves and even used strawberry jam on one of them which is a first for me. It turned out great. So yummy!
My neighbourhood is fantastic! I love it here. We live close to Minnekhada Regional Park which has a high point that you can hike to, called High Knoll. So last Saturday I managed to kick myself out of bed in the morning and went hiking with a group of cool moms. It was gorgeous! I was so happy I went. Just look at that view.
The weather has been amazing these days. I have been trying to take my kids outside as much as possible. They love riding their bikes on the gravel trails in the forest. And it’s 5 min from our house. How cool is that!?