September 29, 2011

My Autumn senses are tingling!

Southbrook Pumpkin Patch is a close to the city "farm". It's small and family owned. They host an annual community fun day, so Rich and I decided to check it out for the first time. They provided complimentary hotdogs and snacks as well as fresh corn on the grill. There was a free tractor ride around the farm, mini corn maze and of course, lots of pumpkins! Oh and chickens!! I love chickens.

The farm from across the field

The main store, where you can buy seasonal items, treats, cookies, tarts, pies and snacks.

Gourdes, $1 each

Who doesn't like free food!?

There's just something about eating at a farm that makes a simple hot dog special

Richard and I navigating through the corn maze

Hanging out with a dead guy, Batman's watching over me

Hens! <3

What a beauty.

Wishing I'll have some of my own chickens one day... I can get some farm fresh eggs!

Random weed/flowers

Vegan stew to the left

Haha, fireman.

$6 - $8 each

All aboard the tracker ride

Cutie! Kids were feeding them corn and they loved it.

We ran off to the forested area, I'm a forest creature.

Balancing on fallen trees isn't as easy as I thought


Things growing on trees

More fungus goodness

Not blueberries and on the right are really poisonous (but pretty) berries, known as Actaea pachypoda ( or Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry)

Reminds me of Martha.. I think she'd approve

Halloween-ie items

Picking a baby pumpkin to take home, $1.50

Good bye cute chickens! Over all the pumpkin patch/mini farm was fun.. and free!

September 13, 2011

A sick vegan

Star shaped noodles make everything tastier!

Poor Richard was sick in bed for three days last week! Like...gross, having the flu and puking kind of sick. Sorry, too much information?  I stayed over an extra three days to you know, be an awesome girlfriend and take care of him. So I guess it's that time of year again, where germs are in full swing... what better way to survive it than to have chicken noodle soup? I made this vegan friendly chicken noodle soup for Rich and even made extra for me. It was way good and it only took 10 minutes!

You'll need..

Vegetarian chicken broth (powder)
Extra vergin oilive oil
Vegetables of your choice, I used onions and carrots. Didn't have celery, no mirepoix :(
Noodles, I used the star shaped variety
Salt & pepper to taste, add herbs if you want

Heat up a small amount of oil in a pot on medium, add in your onions and other vegetables. Cook until your onions are translucent, pour in your desired amount of water, chick'n boullion powder to taste, noodles and herbs. cover and simmer until the noodles are done and do a taste test. Salt & pepper, serve.

* Adding tomatoes or tomato paste would be nice, as would potatoes or rice if you don't have noodles/pasta. If you want to add protien, lentils or beans would be awesome too!

September 01, 2011

Smart Shopping

06 x Purex 2x laundry detergent @ $3.00ea - $18 in coupons = FREE
03 x Campbells cream of mushroom soup @ 54¢ea - $1.50 in coupons = 12¢
Total: 12¢ + $2.34tax = $2.46
Too bad my cashier forgot my 10% discount :T

06 x V8 1.89L juice @ $1.49ea = $8.94
01 x Cottonelle 12 double roll @ $4.99ea - $3.00 coupon = $1.99
02 x Walmart brand chips @ $1.37ea = $2.74
06 x Lady Speed Stick @ $1.49ea = $8.94 - $12 in coupons = up $3.06
04 x Old Spice deodorant @ $1.49ea = $5.96 - $8 in coupons = up $2.04
01 x Aspirin @ $4.67
04 x Jumbo grapfruit 4/$1.00
Total: $10.24 + $3.55tax = $13.79

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