Weekend Coffee Share – Week 5

I can’t believe that another week of winter rushed by. It’s still cold and lovely, there is snow and clean air. Would you like a cup of coffee? Or can I get you some tea? I promised my daughter some rose hip soup to go with her breakfast today, I’ll be happy to make you some as well. The recipe is the same as the blueberry soup from last week, but with rose hip instead. Rose hip soup is one of my daughter’s favourites. She likes to drink it warm in a big cup. It is slightly sweet, but not too sweet. I enjoy it myself from time to time, especially during really cold days. Would you like to try some?

Rose hips suggested uses include as a rich source of Vitamin C, with about 1700-2000 mg per 100 g in dried product; remedy for rheumatoid arthritis; reduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis; helps the immune system to fight off foreign invaders and out of control cells; facilitates fatmetabolism; protects tissues from free radical damage; assists the nervous system by converting certain amino acids into neurotransmitters; prevents scurvy; protects joints and connective tissues; protects adrenal function; ability to prevent urinarybladder infections, and assist in treating dizziness and headaches; used externally in oil form to restore firmness to skin by nourishing and astringing tissue; brewed into a decoction, can also be used to treat constipation; and rose hips contain lots of iron, rose hip tea is used during menstruation to make up for iron loss. 

https://www.rxlist.com/consumer_rose_hips_rosa_canina/drugs-condition.htm

Here is the recipe for the blueberry soup again, if you want to try rose hip soup, you use rose hips (can be picked from rose bushes during fall, or bought as a dried powder) instead of blueberries. This soup can be enjoyed hot, or cold. 

Sagittarius Viking’s Blueberry Soup

2 cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen)

2 cups of water

2 tbs honey (or sugar)

1tbs of flour mixed with water

Boil water and honey/sugar until everything is solved. Add blueberries, let it boil for about 3 min. If you want the soup to be smooth you can mix it now, otherwise you can skip that. Whisk the flour and water in a separate dish until smooth. Whisk it into the soup. Simmer 4-5 min while whisking every now and then.

How is your week so far? This Tuesday was the first day with took the children at our school downhill skiing (I was snowboarding.) It was a fabulous day and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The children were awesome, after all they are only 5 years old, and some had never tried downhill skiing before. Several had tried it, and impressed a lot with their skills. All of them did their very best and showed an amazing attitude. Some fell many times, but got up, and tried again. Very impressive! I believe some of the parents, without saying it, might have been a little worried, but when the day was over we only got compliments of how the day was arranged. One of our chefs from school was with us and cooked over an open fire. We had a vegetarian lentil stew and bread for lunch. Food was well needed after skiing for a couple hours. The children ate lot! I am looking forward to next Tuesday 🙂

The rest of the week we’ve been finishing up a celebratory theme about real life heroes; first responders, firefighters, nurses, doctors, police, farmers etc. Our principal gave us (personnel) new hats, mine said “I’m a Kindergarten Teacher, what is your superpower?” I’ve been wearing it all week at work. We gave the children different challenges to solve; about being a super friend, and how to be a hero for the environment. By the end of the week they received a diploma showing that they passed our school’s hero education. We gave them the diploma during a special ceremony, each child got to sit at a hero throne with a cape, one by one, we clapped hands and cheered as they got their diploma. We’ve been working with this theme since early fall, and they’ve all showed that they know how to apply the skills they’ve acquired in real life. It’s a fantastic group of children, and it is going to be hard to say goodbye to them in a few months, but of course we’ll make the most out of the time we have left. There is always more to do 🙂 In fact I am going to spend time this weekend (and next weekend,) writing educational plan for the rest of the school year. 

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Relaxing, and enjoying time with my children is always on my weekend schedule, it is well needed after an intensive week. I wish you a fabulous weekend my friend.

Love,

Maria

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

40 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Week 5

  1. Thank you for the blueberry soup recipe! I’ll have to make it soon, it sounds good and I’ve never tried rose hips but what you shared, how good they are for you I should try to find some. 😀 The skiing with the children sounds so fun and happy it all went well. And the superhero theme is great! How great to have lunch made there too! I can’t believe how fast January went… The weeks seem to go by so fast. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your kids! ❤️

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    1. You are most welcome Diana. Thank you for your kind visit. January went by so fast! It feels like yesterday we were looking forward to Christmas! I guess time passes by so quickly because we are so busy? I like busy, but it sure is a blessing to have a quiet weekend every week. My daughter woke up a few minutes ago, and after breakfast she declared that she was going too enjoy the day in the couch with her favourite things – she brought her blanket, her favourite soft toy (a dog,) a unicorn robe that she got from her grandpa (not to wear, but to enjoy having close by,) a pillow she made herself and some games. She arranged her favourite things all around her saying “I’m happy now! I have everything I need!”
      Have a wonderful weekend ❤

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    1. Kids have no fear! The younger the less fear they have..my daughter started snowboarding when she was three, I was scared to death every time I saw her try to go as fast as she possibly could. Luckily she doesn’t do that anymore. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Blueberry Soup sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing that recipe.

    As for our weekend, we are entering into a extreme cold snap so it will be indoor activities. The boys would like to make a chocolate cake with peanut butter flavoured icing. I am not allowed to assist other then by eating. No complaints here, haha.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for the virtual cup.

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  3. Sounds like a good week. The ski outing sounds like a great success and the superhero thing is fun. I saw a photo with the hat, but didn’t know what it was. Yeah, a kindergarten teach is a superpower! I hope your weekend is going well. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thank you Trent! It is a GREAT week! It was very important that the skiing got off to a great start as it is what makes our school unique, and we hope to be able to keep attracting new little students. I hope your weekend is fabulous!

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  4. Enjoyed this post very much. I have sent a link on to my daughter.( her son is in Grade One and would love an outdoor day skiing or skating ) She will enjoy it I’m sure. I skied as a young person and I was fearless. I used to go zooming down the steepest of slopes. That is the confidence of youth and perhaps irresponsibility as well! 🤣

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    1. Awe, so happy to hear that! I am very pleased that our first day skiing with the kids went well, we’ve rented the ski area every Tuesday for the rest of the season, so there will be a lot of skiing 🙂 I was definitely more fearless, or irresponsible when I was younger, I’m enjoying life in a more controlled way now (mostly.) I hope your week is fabulous!

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  5. You look awesome in that beanie a true hero wit attitude. How adorable little treasures receiving diplomas. I’m so glad the ski trip went fantastic how cute it would have been to see the little ones having a go & equally amusing watching parents faces. lol. So much fun. I have made rose hip cordial many years ago I would never thought of it as a soup. Will try that one day. Great share, such fun.

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    1. Thank you so much! This was the first of many times taking the kids skiing, we’ve rented the ski area every Tuesday for the rest of the season.
      I hope you enjoy the rose hip soup. I really enjoy it. My daughter claims that it helps her rheumatism. Have a fabulous rest of your weekend.

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  6. Thank you, Maria, for the recipe. The snow conditions in your photo look pristine…Excellent for the young schoolchildren skiing and your snowboarding. Your hat has a good message. Kindergarten teachers and teachers in general have the power to educate and affect the next generation. Enjoy your family time! Thank you for linking up #WeekendCoffeeShare.

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  7. Sounds like a fun week at school. You must have a blast with kindergarteners, it’s my favorite age– they are like sponges just soaking everything right up with enthusiasm.
    We had 14″ of snow early in the week, nice and fluffy, easy to shovel, thankfully. We’ve been snowshoeing every day, the weather has been mixed sun/clouds, but most days got above freezing. I love this kind of weather, not too cold, just right!
    Another 4-6″ of snow predicted tomorrow, winter is here at last!
    Have a great week ahead. ❤

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    1. It’s been a terrific week, so much joy and laughter! You are right, they are like sponges, and it is my favourite age to teach 🙂
      Snowshoeing sounds like so much fun, I haven’t done any snowshoeing this year. I bet there’s still time for that though 🙂 I am happy enjoying the snow, sledding and snowboarding every week now. We’ve tried a new sledding hill earlier this week, and it was a blast!!
      Have a fabulous rest of your weekend, and a great new week.

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  8. I love some rosehip soup!!! I haven’t had that in a long time. But I actually have rosehip flour so that I can make my own.
    I’m glad you’re enjoying the winter! To me, seeing people’s photos of snow and ice makes me cringe – but makes me happy that I live in Ireland and not in Sweden. I can’t stand ice and snow and especially not the long winters. But I’m glad when people who live in such countries can enjoy the climate there.
    This weekend has mostly been about writing, some photography, music, and tasting rums that a friend sent to me.

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  9. Hi Maria, you should add to that list of heroes, teachers! Your students are so lucky to have such a creative and dedicated teacher.

    -20f here last night so, of course, the blueberry soup and coffee sound wonderful this morning! Have a great week!

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