Chickens make brilliant pets because they give you healthy eggs, eat your kitchen scraps and are compost machines. They are also relaxing and fun to watch. They are a great part of a healthier and slower lifestyle. Over the decades have had chickens in large numbers and in small numbers. We have had them in the… Continue reading Guide to keeping chickens!
When you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. A couple of weeks back I was sinking extremely low in grief and felt stuck there. I… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
In January my husband and I had to rush my Dad to emergency. We had to take a strange route to avoid traffic. We also had to keep him calm. He was ironically excited in his delirium from level 10 pain. We thought he would need to stay a few days but in reality the… Continue reading When death comes.
Today I thought that if I didn’t do something creative I might go nuts. Here is the tiniest creative project if you feel for doing something easy. I mean, it takes only 5 minutes! Go to Kmart and get a clear plastic phone cover. Then cut out some fabulous paper or fabric to pop inside… Continue reading A tiny little project.
Since we are all at home in isolation it is a nice time to try out cooking some new foods. The discovery of Ragi flour was a very happy event for our family. It happened a few years back when I was in our local Indian grocery store and noticed the wide range of flours from… Continue reading Incredible, nutritious Ragi pancakes. And why I threw out all my old flour and filled my jars with Ragi flour. GF
We all need soothing activities right now, so today I am sharing my scrumptious Orange Chocolate recipe. I have been making chocolate for years and have experimented endlessly but this is my favourite. It’s also super simple and a health boost too. Once you read up on raw cacao you might just make it compulsory… Continue reading Healthy eating series: making raw cacao Orange Chocolate.
As a parent I feel my job is be a bit of a bouncer. I deal with the serious stuff of adult life and keep home feeling like a safe place for the kids. This doesn’t just mean paying the bills or minimising virus germs but it applies even to my kids fears and perceptions. As… Continue reading Helping our kids stay strong during global stress.
This recipe which my daughter whipped up has a deluxe flavour and enough star quality for a dinner party. It is possibly the most delicious Nicecream recipe I have tried. It is also a boost to your health with anti-inflammatory turmeric, coconut fat, and lots of fabulous spices and good fruits. No dairy. No gluten.… Continue reading Golden Summer Nicecream
If there is one thing I really DON’T like it’s stress. It just drains me. Due to this I try to avoid it where I can. I have found to my happiness, that there are endless little hacks for avoiding stress and helping life run smoothly. One can have a crazy horrid day or a… Continue reading Ten little hacks to reduce stress.
In my family we make a jug of smoothie most days and we are hardly ever sick. This is despite the fact that my husband and I work at two separate schools and my daughter is at a third one. We are exposed to a lot of germs, but I think the way we eat… Continue reading Boost your immune system with a Smoothie.