Friday, November 23, 2012

New Kitchen Unit!

So we made our chopping block, but after a while, it was really annoying. There were no drawers (you had to feel around for silverware) and everything got filthy all the time.





So I finally broke down and bought some cabinets from Ikea. I bought the Akurum base with Lindingo doors.



We installed our chopping block (likewise from Ikea) on top of it, added some knobs and feet and voila! A new, fresh look to our little kitchen!



I would have to say that so far I am very happy with the quality. I love the big drawers and spacious cabinets. To help keep things organized, we also added a "spice rack" on the top of the table.


Much love,
Lauren

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fresh Bread!

I woke up at 5 this morning and felt inspired to make some fresh, sprouted wheat and quinoa bread!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Yes. We took a coconut, broke it open, emptied the innards, added sugar, vanilla, walnuts, and chocolate. It was the most amazing treat ever.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Truman's Hugelkulture

So Truman recently learned about hugelkulture - a gardening method in which you stack logs under a mound of dirt. The idea is that the logs retain water, so even in a desert environment, you don't have to water all summer long. We are hoping that if another draught hits Austin this summer, we can still grow fresh produce!

Here are some pictures from the construction! As always, Charis is helpful. :)