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muslim homesteading

Is that a thing? I don’t know, but I’d like it to be! Herein I document my experimentation and efforts to turn my urban-consumerist lifestyle into a more homemade, self sufficient one. For one simple reason… the pursuit of purity in consumption. But on the other hand, imagine all the clothes you can buy with the money you save from making your own bread and butter? Ha ha

Homemade Bread & Butter

So eat of the lawfully good and pure food which Allah has provided for you. And be grateful for the Graces of Allah, if it is He Whom you worship.

Qur’an (16:114)

Homemade butter

I did not realize how easy it is to make butter at home. In my head, “churn” was always associated with butter… and ice-cream… mmmmm… but back to the butter, I didn’t actually put it together that shaking cream would become soft,...

Ah. Parenting. The Joy. The Blessing. The frustration.

I feel like I have a parenting fail everyday. I’m not even trying to be exaggeratedly funny/needy wherein I start monologuing about the downfalls of motherhood and my lack of parenting skills so that I can get comments which will boost my ego and make me feel better...

Organization, the heart of well-oiled machines?

Ok so, a few years ago I read a very in-depth guide on how to be a good wife (a topic for another day) and a major priority, it said, is to be super organized, yes, “SUPER”. Now being kind of a disorganized and messy person by nature, at the time I...

Almond & Buttermilk Pancakes

“Tastes like a dream”, my husband compliments, enamoured with the pancakes. He means this literally though and I am unsure as to whether he is complimenting the cook, moi, or himself, being the one inspired with this delicious recipe – in his sleep....

The evolving art of good & pure cooking and eating: introduction

You’ve got to understand the situation we have going on over here… 4 guys, 2 babies, and 1 chick(pea). Planning meals could sometimes be akin to climbing Mount Everest, for the first time, on crutches, without a guide, in the dark, or something like...

Ah. Parenting. The Joy. The Blessing. The frustration.

I feel like I have a parenting fail everyday. I’m not even trying to be exaggeratedly funny/needy wherein I start monologuing about the downfalls of motherhood and my lack of parenting skills so that I can get comments which will boost my ego and make me feel better...

Organization, the heart of well-oiled machines?

Ok so, a few years ago I read a very in-depth guide on how to be a good wife (a topic for another day) and a major priority, it said, is to be super organized, yes, “SUPER”. Now being kind of a disorganized and messy person by nature, at the time I...

Almond & Buttermilk Pancakes

“Tastes like a dream”, my husband compliments, enamoured with the pancakes. He means this literally though and I am unsure as to whether he is complimenting the cook, moi, or himself, being the one inspired with this delicious recipe – in his sleep....

The evolving art of good & pure cooking and eating: introduction

You’ve got to understand the situation we have going on over here… 4 guys, 2 babies, and 1 chick(pea). Planning meals could sometimes be akin to climbing Mount Everest, for the first time, on crutches, without a guide, in the dark, or something like...

Bake

I had my fair share of bread making adventures in the past, all courtesy of the unending recipes and techniques available via pinterest. Recently though I got the book Bourke Street Bakery – The Ultimate Baking Companion, and it seems that my entire family is...

Affogato

Or Espresso plus ice cream. Or, as according to wikipedia… An affogato (Italian, “drowned”) is a coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. How come I didn’t...