This time of year gets very busy, people are rushing around trying to find a perfect gift for someone they love and care about, organising Christmas meals for family, getting together with friends and colleagues, decorating their houses and making memories along the way. We get so carried away with the workload of making everything … Continue reading Making Christmas more sustainable
This post may contain advertisement. The original recipe asks for dates, but I have substituted them for sugar because of Alma's sorbitol sensitivity. Yes, I know dates are healthier than sugar. If you follow fodmap diet or have fructose malabsorption you should also watch out for sorbitol content in fruits. Sorbitol is a naturally occurring … Continue reading Super easy protein filled snack.
The heatwave in the UK has forced us out of the burning sun back into hot houses. Children soon get bored though and grandad's birthday was approaching, so I needed minimum effort activity to keep them happy with a result that can be given as a gift. So here it is: salt dough quick summer … Continue reading Salt dough minimum effort craft activity for kids
What do you have in mind when I say a perfect affordable day out with kids? I think: easy to navigate, reasonably sized, reasonably priced indoor space with lots of children's activities, toilets, baby change, cafe, convenient car park and an outdoor play area. Bingo! The place I will be telling you about is perfect … Continue reading Abbey House museum. Great day out with kids in Yorkshire.
I haven't realised it's World Environment Day untill late in the day today. I'd like to think that I care for the planet and try to do my bit. We as a family try our best to reduce our negative impact, make better choices every day and become more aware. But also as a mother … Continue reading World Environment Day mum style. How to reduce our impact on the environment.
This post may contain advertising. My foraging adventures continue. On Tuesday I picked some wild garlic, it kept quite well in the fridge and today I turned it into pesto. Wild garlic is very easy to spot and usually grows in shady places. It's also a lot easier to pick compared to dandelion leaves as … Continue reading Wild garlic pesto
This post may contain advertisement. Yesterday I made dandelion pesto. In the evening I was telling Ben about it. Me: I felt so peaceful, so focused picking dandelion leaves, it felt so natural, like I'm one with mother nature. I really really enjoyed foraging, perhaps we should downshift and have a simple life in the … Continue reading Dandelion pesto. Eating weeds