Solving World Problems One Mum at a Time Sage words Sometimes we have to Take thyme out A bouquet of Parsley Sage More Sage Rosemary and Thyme An after work windy walk to the allotment for a herb harvest. Mentally … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Taking Thyme Out
💛💛💛Why the Dandelion ‘Wee-d’? An invasive, independent and stubborn plant beneficial for Bees, Bugs, Birds & Us. Due to the jagged young leaves it is also know as ‘Lions Tooth’. The roots, leaf and flowers are medicinal and parts are rich in vitamin A, C and Calcium, and pupport to support treating diabetes, UTIs, freshening skin, relieving acne, weight loss, and much more. It’s been around a while, 30 million years. Young leaves can be added to salads as can the yellow flowers, the roots made into various therapeutic brews, poultices, coffee, smoothies etc😯 What do you do with yours? … Continue reading Why the Dandelion Wee-d
A Random DiaBlog Sometimes we get so caught up and absorbed with the busyness of life that we forget what it’s like to just be. What do you do LOVE to do, that helps you to connect to you amongst all the doing? How can we Be when we are so Busy Doing? Even when we are busy doing we can pause, take a breath and notice. It’s that simple and something we can do throughout the day, yet often forget. Try it, how do you feel now? I like to garden, there’s lots of jobs to do at the … Continue reading What do you LOVE to DO that helps you to BE?
Thank you Linda for sharing this wonderful Low GI Hangover Cure recipe and blog – A couple of years ago I came across this recipe which has become one of my favourite breakfast dishes. I’ve been working hard to follow a relatively low GI diet for about a year now and this is a gem in that respect. It delivers great protein, good fats and its low rating on the glycaemic index means my body really likes it. It’s also fantastic for a hangover. In fact I came across the recipe in a men’s health magazine whilst sitting in a hotel … Continue reading How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? She Likes Hers with Some Rye.
Recently, I dug up a really sorry looking bunch of carrots. They were frozen, overcrowded, and had lots of black fly. With a good peel and chop, they scrubbed up well and I was able to create a tasty lentil and carrot soup. I used a really simple base ingredient, to which there are numerous herbs that could be added to liven it up, such as cumin, coriander and chilli or mixed italian herbs etc. I’ve kept it plain so that all the family will enjoy it. Chilli sprinkles and other optional herbs are on the table … Continue reading A Sorry Bunch
If you are feeling a bit run down, this is a wonderful immune boosting, comforting and connecting chicken stock, a soup for the soul, I think there’s even a book written about it. I’ve made it since my children were babies. At the moment, they’ve got chesty coughs and colds and are looking and sounding a bit sorry for themselves. My daughter, Ellie asked me if I’d make this, given how fussy she can be about her food she can really surprise me with what she enjoys. Clearly their bodies tell them what they need, apart from all the sweets. Using vegetables recently … Continue reading Pale, Pasty and Pathetic? This might just be the tonic you need.
Adventures on the Allotment – A Spicy Parsnip Soup The mutant parsnips I dug at the allotment ground yesterday transformed well into a tasty sweet parsnip soup and uplifted with chilli sprinkles. I’ll be planting parsnip seeds in late February, this time I might sieve the soil, although I rather like the Dr Who Ood features of this one. Over on my Allotment Facebook page I created a short video about it. Recipe – chopped onion, chopped garlic, a large cube of chopped fresh ginger and a big spoon of garam masala all fried together in coconut oil for about 10 minutes. To this softened … Continue reading From Dirty Ood to Spicy Food