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.
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.