Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quilts ! I love quilting ..My brick quilt top

A brick quilt top !
I just need to cut my bamboo batting and backing so I can quilt this one ..I will take a photo and post when its completed..For the template I actually measured a standard house brick ..I cut 105 full brick pieces and 14 half bricks..Jack keeps asking me when am I going to finish it ..As I've made 2 more other quilts since..I made a rag quilt last month, which I'll post soon when I get some better photos and one for Jack's bed in blue and white ..

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Re-Use Milk Cartons To Make Ice Bricks ! To Keep Your Food Cold !

Reduce,Re-use, Recycle !
We use UHT Long life milk and I'm always thinking how I can reuse the containers !
Here is another great recycling idea..When you have finished the milk, give the carton a good rinse out and refill with water, leave an inch at the top ..to allow for expansion when water freezes...Then pop them into your freezer and you'll have plenty of ice bricks to use when you and your family go on picnics, BBQ's etc..
These are also great to use when you go shopping and buy frozen foods to keep them cold on your way home in a cooler bag..Also in the hot weather you'll have plenty of water, when you're out .. if you are thirsty and also if you need any water for clean ups..These are also great to store in your freezer, as a freezer uses more electricity if its empty ...I'm always rethinking how to recycle and re-use things..Has any one got any other ideas of reusing these milk cartons..You could cut the tops off and use them to grow seedlings ..I've also used them to make gift tags..if you do please share..

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hemp Seed Tabouli..

Hemp Seed Tabouli.
Today I made hemp seed Tabouli..
Here is my recipe ..

¾ cup hemp seeds
1 Medium cucumber
½ cup lemon juice and zest from 1 lemon
½  medium red onion
1 cup finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
½ teaspoon celtic salt
2 medium tomatoes.
Mix well together and serve ..
We will be having this for dinner tonight with free range chicken thighs, sauteed onions and zucchinis.. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A beautiful Rose from Gran's Garden!

This beautiful Rose from Gran's Garden!
On Sunday Kevan brought this back from his mums place to give me ..the perfume is just amazing !
I loves roses !

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Apricot,Sunflower Seed,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !

 
Apricot,Sunflower Seed,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !
I made this slice a few weeks ago but I used almonds, This recipe I used sunflower seeds which are great if making for any one with a nut allergy and a few weeks ago I purchased hemp seeds and hemp oil so I also added 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds..and its just as delicious as my last recipe..
While pressing the base mixture into the lined tin, I had a thought, that with the mixture I could make a raw carrot cake..So when I've made it I'll post the recipe it would be lovely with this tangy topping..
So stay tuned..
 
 
 Apricot,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !
I made this yesterday its so delicious and raw and healthy and Paleo ..perfect..
And did I mention delicious...
Here is the recipe...
2 cups dried apricots ..sulphur free
2 cups raw sunflower seeds.
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds.
1 cup of desiccated coconut..
 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice. 
1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest.
pinch of celtic salt
 I put all above ingredients into my food processor and processed until well combined, slightly sticky and crumbly, then I pressed it into my 9 inch square cake tin lined .. I lined it with a plastic grocery bag cut in half ..and then layered each piece across the tin one way then the other...then I put it in the freezer for a few hours ..

Tangy lemon topping..
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds( soak for a few hours)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
2 tablespoons of honey. 
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.
1/2  tablespoon of lemon zest.
 process till smooth and creamy ..then poor over the top ..t\This mixture was quite thick so to thin it just add a little more liquid or lemon juice ...The sunflower seeds when soaked swell up..
Here is the link to my previous recipe with almonds...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Apricot, Almond & Coconut Slice - Raw & Paleo !

Apricot,Almond & Coconut Slice !
I made this yesterday its so delicious and raw and healthy and Paleo ..perfect..
And did I mention delicious...
Here is the recipe...
2 cups dried apricots ..sulphur free
2 cups raw almonds.
1 cup of desiccated coconut..
 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice. 
1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest.
pinch of celtic salt
 I put all above ingredients into my food processor and processed until well combined, slightly sticky and crumbly, then I pressed it into my 9 inch square cake tin lined .. I lined it with a plastic grocery bag cut in half ..and then layered each piece across the tin one way then the other...then I put it in the freezer for a few hours .. 


 Tangy lemon topping..
1/2 cup of almonds without skins ( soak for a few hours)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
2 tablespoons of honey. 
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.
1/2  tablespoon of lemon zest.
 process till smooth and creamy ..then poor over the top ..tilt tin to coat all over evenly ...
place back into freezer to firm up ..then I cut into 64 squares..Store in freezer..
Enjoy..Note: If you have a nut allergy you could substitute with sunflower seeds..

Monday, September 8, 2014

Being Grateful !

          

“If we do not feel grateful 
for what we already have, 
what makes us think 
we’d be happy with more?” 
— Unknown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Picking and drying lavender to make my lavender balls !

Today I picked some lavender to dry so I'm always ready to make my lovely lavender balls.
My lavender plants are looking gorgeous in full bloom..
The bees are loving the lavender too..yes its that time of the year again..nearly spring ..how lovely ..to be honest I have been counting the days till spring ..only 11 days to go ..On our bush block all the wild flowers are coming into bloom  it looks just gorgeous..So I picked a big bowl of lavender and have it drying on a piece of brown paper in my sewing room ..it smells amazing ..I love lavender...If you haven't been lucky enough to see my lavender balls and a really easy tutorial ..here is the link .. Here
They make lovely gifts for any occasion..So  I like to be prepared with a bag of dried lavender..You just never know when you may need to make a gift or two or three..