Monday must-reads!

Hi friends!

And just like that it is October. I’ve been seeing this quote everywhere from one of my favourite childhood heroes about being glad to live in a world where there are Octobers (Anne of Green Gables FYI.) I couldn’t agree more, not only is October my birth month, it is also spring and the gentle decline to Christmas. Three cheers for October…

Anyway, you may recall me telling you about a few run-ins I have had with pests in the flat this year (not talking about my flatmates :P) First there were the pantry moths, then the mice and just last week, the bed bugs.

Well that’s not all.

I made some sauerkraut on Friday night and left it out on the bench overnight so it could ferment and do it’s thang. When I checked on it the next morning I discovered hundreds of ants marching up and down the counter-top towards my bowl of sauerkraut.

I didn’t realize that sauerkraut was a delicacy for ants.

Well, I managed to scrape most of them off the bowl but some unfortunate folk got swept into the jars to ferment too.

So this got me thinking…you know how cricket protein has become the latest thing? (People are weird right.) I wondered how much protein was in an ant

Turns out quite a lot! And that’s not all… they are also pretty high in iron and calcium. What do you know. Anyone keen for some high protein sauerkraut? I’m sure there is a market out there somewhere for this!


My Monday must-reads:

Emotional health:

Spiritual health:

Physical health:

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Happy reading everyone.

M x

Now tell me…

Have you ever tricked someone into eating something vegetarian?

What did you do in the weekend?

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing my post, Megan! <3 Also whoa now, ants in sauerkraut is not my cuppa tea. I lovelovelove sauerkraut and would've definitely been peeved at the ants who decided to invade that if it were mine!! Ha!

    Coming Up Roses

  2. I love the post about waiting! And also Cayanne’s post about “healthy” foods that suck. I was nodding my head the entire time I was reading it.

    This weekend my dad, stepmom, and little brother came down for a visit! We went for a hike and walked around a craft fair in town 🙂 And then I did lots of homework, ugh.

    1. Me too. That is such a goodie. So true how we are always waiting for the next big thing. And yeah healthy foods do suck.
      That’s so nice you got to spend time with your family. I can’t wait for mine to come visit again.
      I love hiking! When you come to NZ you’ll love all of the amazing places we can hike together. Ugh homework…sounds a lot like my saturday.

  3. It looks like there are some really wonderful reads here; and I know what you mean about an army of ants marching towards your food. Right now it’s pretty cool here, so I think the ants, hopefully, are hiding in their holes till next summer, but… I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some here or there. 🙂

    Love you Megan! HAPPY Monday! It’s another week to glorify the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

    1. I’m not used to ants because we NEVER got them back home. I guess cause it was a bit cooler and we were at a higher altitude (I don’t know if that changes anything???)
      Now I have to be on high-alert watching out for ants. I love you too Emily! I hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to ants. I hate ants so much.. and cockroaches… but I feel like ants just appear in their hundreds and DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE. Actually no.. they’re not as bad as weevils and moths. They make my skin crawl.

    Thanks for sharing my recipe, beautiful! <3

    1. Oh yea the weevils/moths were soooo much worse. Because they were right in everything and they had their little worm larvae crawling in the food. Bleugh gross.

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