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 lovely 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 smells amazing ..I love lavender...If you haven't been lucky enough to see my lavender balls and a really easy tutorial 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..

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Making Boxer Shorts + Reusing an old sheet to make boxer shorts pattern !

These are the cotton boxer shorts I made for myself on Sunday night !
After getting into my very very disorganized sewing room on Sunday I gave it a good declutter and clean up ..its looking pretty good today, I'm very impressed ..Just wish I could keep it looking like this..I never put things away after I either sew or craft ..tip to myself clean up after each project ..not always possible but I will try to do better...Any way after wards I decided to sew my self some boxer shorts which I wear for pj bottoms, even in winter to bed...and a reward for all my hard work..they are so quick and simple to make and probably only need about half a metre of fabric, must check next time I make another pair...depending on your size of course..Boxers also make great gifts for all the males and females in your life...I've also made them in the past for my 3 sons.....and a friend hubby for his birthday..Also I have and old torn and worn out cotton sheet that I used to make a pattern for the boxers..and it will be used to make other patterns too...If any one is interested in making boxer shorts please let me know and I'll do a tutorial .. Another great way to recycle can see some of my sewing room ..looks nice and clean and my table free of I can actually use it again...
Tip:Here is the link to my blog post on inserting elastic the quick and easy way Here


Friday, August 8, 2014

Cinnamon Sugar Mix ...Using Organic Coconut Sugar !

I have been making cinnamon sugar for many many years !
But today I made it using organic cinnamon and organic coconut sugar...
I made it up in a jar ..I used 1 cup of organic sugar and 1/4 cup organic cinnamon and just shook it really well to mix it up ...And I made a label as you can see from photo above...So many uses will be great sprinkled over pancakes,toast, apple crumble,stewed apple, muesli,sprinkled over yoghurt or kefir... even add some to smoothies if a little more sweetness is needed..We love making banana kefir cinnamon smoothies they are so delicious.. in a blender I throw a few peeled bananas, milk kefir and some water and a teaspoon of cinnamon and blend up ..very delicious...