What can I grow this January? After the business of December, January
has hit me like a sledgehammer. I'm bored. I need a new project, and what I really want to do is get on top of my allotment and kitchen garden.
Ingredients to make two dozen muffinsOne punnet blueberries
One punnet raspberries
Two Apple's (chopped)
Two bananas (mushed)
One cup of raisins
Two cups of oats
One cup of self raising flour
One tablespoon cinnamon
One tablespoon local honey
One table spoon of flax seed
Half cup of fruit juice
How to make healthy muffins
Just a quick post to share our bed time lantern. The bed time lantern is part of our new daily routine, designed to make life with a toddler a little more organised, without turning to sleep training or a structured we do this, at this time routine.
The daily rhythm revolves around the simple chores of the day, housework, eating and washing. It's inspired by Waldorf education and Steiners view of child development in the first few years.
We all know that veggies are good for us, but did you know that goats cheese is a superfood with lots of health benefits?
I didn't until this week, so I picked some up to add extra flavour to our meat free meals. This recipe is particularly frugal as it uses left over potatoes from Sunday roast, but even if you were to make it for scratch you could still put this tasty nutritious meal on the table for less than 60p a portion.
I've been using cloth for nearly 18 months now, but only made the switch from homemade laundry detergent to soap nuts 4 months ago.
So we just pottered on. Going with the flow. But now frogs a toddler, baby number two is on her way, and I've just signed up to do a degree in psychology, things need a little more structure.
I made several resolutions this year. One was to read more, so this week I started leafing through this book-
Being publicans my husband had to open til late, so I spent my new year hanging out with Froggy, til he crashed at 8.30, then I just got an early night with a glass of bucks fizz and Mad Men box set. It's a glam life.
In the same way that I'm not really one for NyE celebrations, I don't really do new years resolutions either. But this year I thought of six resolutions, that are totally manageable but hopefully will change our lives.
1. De-clutter - what I no longer need I will give away. We are very blessed. We aren't rich. We don't own a property or a posh car. But you know what we have enough. Our business keeps a roof over our head. 2014 has been a good year. So what we have in excess we will share.A photo posted by Hannah Newman (@hippiemama.inpearls) on
I hope all of my lovely blog readers had a fabulous Christmas. We were pretty hectic with 10 for lunch on the big day, and 20 eating on Christmas night.
We were kindly given our turkey this year by our local farm shop, we run with weekly meat draw at our pub for them. It was a little larger than I would have ordered otherwise.
I got them to remove and bone the legs, so I could stuff them and roast them as mini joints. They were really yummy, but we had a lot of meat left over.
I used up my turkey and veggie (carrots, parsnips, sprouts) left overs to make this yummy peri-peri one pot dish. Which is yummy but nice and light after the Christmas carb fest.
Made in the slow cooker in just over an hour, it's a great meal to chuck on before a walk in this lovely wintery weather we are having.
Last night I simply chopped up the left overs into chunks and sprinkled with peri-peri seasoning.
Then this morning I put a small handful of pasta in my slow cooker with a third of a pint of water. I added the spiced leftovers on top, turned the crock pot on low, and went for a walk with frog.
When we came back I whipped the temperature up to high, added half a bag of spinach and a handful of dried fruit.
Nice and low carb, but still delicious. A definite must have if your looking for a way to use up your left overs.
I first saw these tissue pompous on an episode of 19 kids and counting. I thought that it would make an awesome winter decoration. I won't claim credit for this tutorial, but loved it's simplicity so much I wanted to share it with you.