Sunday, August 2, 2020

Our start to a self-sufficient garden_With Cass Week 3

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In the last few weeks we started cleaning and fixing up our greenhouse. We planted a few different veggie plants. We also planted potatoes outside of the greenhouse, if you haven't read last weeks blog you can go and read it here:
I'm so glad to say that our greenhouse is starting to look so amazing with all the veggie plants. This week we had a slow week there were lots of cold day's. I really do not like planting when it is so cold. Usually on those days we spend most of our time inside, folding small little seedling boxes we plant in, we use quite a lot. I will do a blog about the paper boxes and all the seedlings.

This week we started off by planting lettuce, we bought a few lettuce seedlings trays from a plant nursery. I have sowed lettuce seeds but, it's going to be a while until they are ready to harvest. That is why we got lettuce that is almost ready for harvesting.
These are mixed butter lettuce. These are one of the lettuce types we use a lot. We have planted them in old bath tubs, that we have from doing renovations.

We have also planted some strawberrie plants. We will definitely be planting a lot more strawberries. I have planted some strawberry seeds, some of them have already germinated in a few weeks. I will show you guys how they look.
When my grandparents first moved into this house. My grandmother had this rock bedding built, she always had flowerd growing there. The last few years she hasn't been planting there. So I decided that I am going to plant all kinds of veggies there.
As you can see there are a few beddings and all of them are different sizes. The veggies that I will be planting there are as follows; cauliflower, spinach, strawberries, some beans and kale. I'm thinking about planting some climbers as well. I will just have to workout the spacing.

I've decided that I'm going to plant onions all around the garden. Onions have a strong smell, that helps to keep bugs away. I regrow the onions from the onions we use in the house.

At the moment we are busy taking down all the 2L bottles that are hanging from the greenhouse roof. We are going to fix them and put new potting soil in them. We are also busy covering all the plants with leaves. You will see those photo's in next weeks blog.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

25 Motivational quotes_with Cass part 2

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Our start to a self-sufficient garden Week 2

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In last week's blog we started our journey towards a self-sufficient garden. We replanted all our spinach plants, we also planted beetroot. You can go and read that blog; Here
This week we started of by planting radish. I planted the radish the same as the beetroot. I firstly planted the seeds in a small container and replanted them into the ground. For radish this process took about 10 days. I've found that radish germinates really quickly.
We planted the radish in-between the spinach. Radish grows quick so they wont be in the way of the spinach. As you can see in the photo's, I've covered the radish with crushed leaves. It helps protecting the seedlings against the cold.

About 6/8 weeks ago we sowed our first batch of seeds. This week we planted the first 30 spinach seedlings, there are a lot more to plant in the next few weeks.


The new spinach seedlings are the following; baby spinach, fordhook giant, canary yellow and giant noble. Next week we will be planting more spinach outside the greenhouse.

We have about 50 potato sprouts. We will be planting all of them. We have decided that we are going to build a bedding with bricks. As the potatoes grow we can add soil over them and add more bricks, then when it's time to harvest we can remove the bricks  easily.
This is our first bedding we've built in there, we have 18 potato plants. Each plant carries about 4-10 potatoes. We will be building more bedding's for the other potatoes next week. We have to fill the soil up every 2-3 day as the plants grow.

In this week Sam also fixed some of the garden boxes. The wood that was used to build these boxes came loose and broke, so she had to replace the missing pieces.

We've also spent a few days folding small seedling boxes and getting all the seeds ready that we want to plant. At the end we will have about 4000 seedlings.

That's it for this weeks garden blog. Next week we will start planting more plants out side of the greenhouse.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Cass's star plate Episode 1

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This is our 1st episode of Cass's star plate. I really hope you enjoy and love this blog as much as I do. 

Breakfast








Once in a while I treat 
myself with this amazing
breakfast which includes 
Muesli, strawberry yogurt, 
blueberries, and raspberries.










• Blueberries are considered as a Super food, they are also high is potassium and Vitamin C.

• Raspberries are one of many fruits with are low in calories, they are a good choice when you are dieting.

• When eating muesli regularly it will help to improve your heart health, it also helps to improve your metabolism.

• Yogurt is a dairy product which is high in calcium and protein.

This muesli, yogurt and fruit breakfast bowl is a must. If you're like me eating something healthy always helps you to feel more motivated and ready to take on the day.

Lunch 





Toasted cheese, tomato and cabanossi. 

Toasted sandwiches are a next level 
lunch in our home;







You would think that making toasted sandwiches would be one of the easy lunches to make. In our household it is not, it's a very serious lunch. It's always toasted to perfection. I use a cast iron plate on the gas stove to make the toasties. You can use a normal toaster or a pan to make toasties in as well. 

• To get crispy toast all you need is butter. I only use butter to make them. Remember there is a difference between butter and margarine. 

• A special ingredient to making mouth watering toasties is Homemade bread. Believe me when I say making the bread is really worth it.

• Cabanossi has a strong smokey flavor with a soft dry skin. It's main ingredient is smoked pork. 

• Something that we do differently is we add the tomatoes to the toasty at the very end when you're toasty is done. That just gives it a different taste. It's worth the try.

Dinner






Sometimes all you need is a
hearty beef stew 









Stew is one of our go to dishes to make on cold days. Sometimes as a Sunday lunches. The thing I find the most exciting is when making stew is that 6-8 hours wait until the food is ready and you can finally eat. For me it is such an accomplished feeling. 

• When you're stews sauce is to watery you can take some of the sauce into a cup and add a little bit of flour mix it , then and the mixture back to the stew this will help to thicken the sauce.

• Some great herbs to use in beef stew is Oregano, basil, Rosemary and Parsley.

• Stew can be served with a variety of different side dishes such a Rice, potato-Mash and bread. 

Snack time 





There's just something about pizza 
balls that make them the perfect snack.
These bacon and cheese pizza balls
are the bomb !!








There are endless filling options for these pizza balls. Here are some ideas; Spinach&Feta , Bacon&cheese , Salami&cheese, tomato&mozzarella, chicken-mayo, cheese-ham&pineapple, cheese, garlic&Mushrooms, and the list go's on. 

• Here is the recipe I used for my pizza balls. 

• There are two ways you can make pizza balls. Deep fry them in oil for a more crispy ball, oven bake them to get the pizza effect.

• Mixing herbs into your pizza dough gives it a burst of flavor.

Something sweet 






Honeycomb is a sweet sugary
treat with is easy to make








• Honeycomb is basically a 3-4 ingredient treat witch can be kept in a airtight container for up to 2 months. I've heard that you can freeze them for 3 months.

• This treat is great to do with kids, because of the reaction between the baking soda and sugar. 

• You can also replace half of the syrup with Honey if you want the honey taste.

Blog episode 2 coming soon !!


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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Blog update_with Cass

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Glute workouts routine

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pizza balls _with Cass

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

25 Motivational quotes_with Cass part 1

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Arm workout routine _with Cass

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Homemade HoneyComb_With Cass

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Leg Workout Routines

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Cass's star plate Announcement

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Upper and Lower ab Workout routine _WithCass

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Our Homesteady _With Cass

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Twitter for beginner blogger With_Cass

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The wonders of eggplant + bounes recipe with Cass

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Today's topic is eggplants. 

Eggplants are one of the Vegetables we use the most in our 
home. There are many ways to cook and fry eggplants, in
this blog I will be sharing one of our recipes we frequently use.

Eggplants help with heart health, blood cholesterol, cancer, 
cognitive function, weight management and even eye health. 
A single serving can provide at least 5% of a person's daily 
requirements of fiber, copper, meganose, B6 and thiamine.

The high fiber content helps with digestion which helps you with a 
balanced diet. The fiber also helps with your bone health. It can also 
help you manage type 2 diabetes. The fiber controls the absorption of 
glucose, and may also help you lower your bad cholesterol. This can 
or may reduce your blood pressure and decrease your chance of 
cardiovascular disease. 

The eggplant can control your iron level. If you have to much iron in 
your body, the plant possessing a "chelating" effect, which is the ability 
to bind iron and remove it from your body. We can be thankful for the 
eggplant, because it reduces the chances of us getting anemia. 

Eggplant can make your skin glow. They have a great amount of water 
content, it helps to keep your body and skin hydrated. They have minerals 
and vitamins that can give you a clear and smooth tone. 

Simple kitchen ingredients can help you with your dream of looking
younger. A eggplants skin has a lot of anthocyanins, the antioxidants 
act as an anti-aging agent.

Having trouble with weak hair, the high water content in the eggplant
nourishes your scalp from within, giving you stronger roots. Rub some 
minced eggplant on your scalp for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with luke 
warm water and a mild shampoo.

Tired of losing hair and buying these extremely expensive hair products 
that promise you the moon and stars. Well there is a solution, the
eggplant. The enzymes help stimulate the follicles of your hair, that enhances
your hair growth.

Eggplant Nutrition, Vitamin Facts
Serving size : 1 cup, cubes (82g)

Nutrition Value
01. Water 75.69g
02. Energy 105.78g
03. Protein 0.80g
04. Fiber 2.46g
05. Sugars 2.89g
06. Calcium 7.38g
07. Iron 0.19g
08. Magnesium 11.48g
09. Potassium 187.78g
10. Zine 0.13g
11. Copper 0.07g
12. Vitamin C 1.80g
13. B6 0.07g
14. Vitamin A,IU 18.86g
15. Vitamin E 0.25g
16. Vitamin K 2.87g
17. Fatty acids 0.11g
18. Niacin 0.53g
19. Thiamin 0.03g
20. Selenium 0.25g

Fun facts

- eggplant is a member of the berry family
- the seeds contain nicotine
- made in China
- only takes 60 days from planting to harvest
- called Aubergine in the UK and Brinjal in Asia
- 4 different colors , lavender, jade green , orange and yellow-white

Bonus recipe

Crumbed eggplant. 

This is a quick and easy recipe to make.

Everything you will need. 

• A frying pan
• 2 bowls (flat)
• A plate , dish
• Wooden spoon
• Egg spatular
• A tray

Ingredients

• 4-6 eggplants
• Flour 2-3 cups
• Dried breadcrumbs 2-3 cups
• Origunum 2t
• Salt 1/2t
• Pepper 1/2t
• Paprica 1t
• Oil for frying
• Eggs 5-6

Step 1

Inside one of the bowls mix the 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of breadcrumbs,
2t of origunum, 1/2t of salt, 1/2t pepper, 1t of paprika all together. Set
that bowl aside.

Step 2

Take the other bowl and mix the 5-6 eggs set that bowl, next to the breadcrumbs
flour mixture. 

Step 3

Rinse the eggplant under luke warm water before you start cutting them.

Step 4

One's all the eggplants are rinsed. You can start cutting them into thick round
slices about 1.1.5cm, it all depends on how thick you want them. 

Step 5

Coat the eggplant slices one by one in the eggs. Make sure they are covered well. 

Step 6

Take the egg coated eggplant slices and cover them with the flour mixture, make
sure that they are covered well. 

Step 7

While you are busy coating them set the ones that you have finished coating
one side on a tray.

Step 8

Take the frying pan and add a little bit of oil on a medium heat, ones the oil is hot
you can start frying your crumbed eggplant. 

Step 9

Turn your eggplants around every 2-3 min until golden brown.

Step 10

Now you can enjoy your delicious crumbed eggplants.



Bonus note

You can serve the eggplant as a side dish or you can serve it as the main dish
with some sides. 

Here are some foods you can serve with egg plants, green beans, rice, meatballs, 
garlic bread, fried tomatoes, spinach, fried eggs, roasted vegetables, lamb chops, 
green salad, there are many more.


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Monday, February 17, 2020

Glute exercises

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The past few weeks I have been writing
weekly blog posts on different exercises
and what part of our body they help us build up.

If you have missed those blogs, you can go
back to my blogs home page and have a look.

Before I start I just want to say that I am not
a professional in fitness. I am sharing my journey
with you and all of the different things I learn.

Benefits of glute exercises.

Keeping you upright.

Your glute muscles are the reason you
can stand up. The muscles in your butt
work in tandem with your core to help
stabilize and support your spine while you
sit, move or stand.

You can prevent injuries.

Glutes are one of the main supporters
of your lower back. When glute muscles
are weak, they may not be able to preform
their main function; Hip extensions. If your
glutes can't do it, your body will find other
muscles to take over their job. But these
replacement muscles weren't designed for
that task, they can become over-stressed
quite easily, which can lead to pain and
compression in the lumbar spine, knees and hips.

Increase athletic performance.

Stronger glutes will improve your speed,
jumping skills, agility and side-to-side movements
will become easier. Every time you take a step,
your glute max shores up your pelvis and SI joint
for stability. When you run, this is even more important,
since the force of impact increases exponentially on
each foot strike.

Here are 10 glute exercises 

Crossover Lunges
Side lunge shift
Single leg hip lift
Squats
Donkey kicks
Side leg raises
Bridges
Fire hydrants
Lunges
Wall sit

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Arm Exercises

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Leg exercises

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I am back with another fitness blog.

The next few blogs will be a lay out of all
the diffrent exercise , We can do and what
they are helping us with.

Today we will be doing leg exercises.
I made a list of 10 exercise that you can
do to help built and tone your legs

Before I start I just want to say I am 
not a professional in fitness . I am sharing 
my journey with you and all of the diffrent 
things I learn

Benefits of leg exercises

1. Better running performance

Well-trained leg muscles not only gives you
a strong back and core , but they also provide
you with the stability you need for good running
form. A strong lower body will help you in a lot
of a activities and sports

2. Increased strength

A lot of leg exercises are compound movements.
Squats engage your quads , hamstrings, glutes ,
inner and outer thighs , they also activate your core

3. Helps you lose weight

Leg muscles are the biggest muscle group in
your body. The more you train them, the more
energy is needed to move them. Bit it's not just
strong leg muscles that helps you lose weight,
 but the leg training itself: life most strength training,
a leg workout also generates a big afterburners effect.

10 leg exercises

Squats
Lunges
Plank leg lifts
Stability ball knee tucks
Box jumping
Speedstaker jumps
Bridge
Leg raises
Split Squats
Standing leg raises

Last week we did upper and lower abs if you missed
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Upper and Lower ab exercises

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I am back with another fitness blog.

Before I start, I just want to say that I am not a
professional in fitness training. I am simply sharing
my journey with you, and all of the different things
I learn.

Here are some benefits of ab workouts.

A better performance in your sports and activities.

All sports and activities require balance, stability
and center physique. All ab workouts target your
muscles and provide you with a center physique
while performing your activities.

A better ability to carry weight.

Ab exercises provide strength to carry weight.
If you do your ab workouts you are a better
candidate to lift heavy or heavier weights without
causing damage to your spine. Because your
workouts toughen the torso and helps to produce
a stable base of lifting.

Minimizing lower back pain.

Lower back pain the problem affecting us all. If
your ab muscles are weak it increases lower
back pain. If these muscles are not exercised they
become stiff in the joint areas and may lead to
chronic back pain. Ab exercises target your back
muscles and the spine, which makes them more
flexible and looser, reducing lower back pain.
Ways to improve body posture; walking, standing
or sitting, reduces the development of back pain
related with poor posture.

Not just for the 6 pack look.

Ab muscles play a huge role in posture, support
of the spine, balance, stability and respiratory
function eg; breathing. It also has benefits when
you build up your muscles, like - reduced back
pain, improved balance and stability and potentially
assistance with breathing.

Upper abs

- Dumbbell crunch
- Tuck and crunch
- Modified V-sit
- Crunch
- High crunches
- sit ups
- knee crunch
- Hundreds


Lower abs

- Spider plank
- V - up
- bicycle
- Mountain climber
- scissores
- Leg raises
- crunch kicks
- bicycle crunches

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Friday, January 17, 2020

My first two months of blogging

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Netflex series with Cass

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

2min warmup exercise

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Monday, January 6, 2020

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