Monday, 29 August 2016

A glimpse of Spring

 I love spring 
I love the blossoms on the fruit trees. This is my almond tree.

Dad is going to love me when these Broadies are ready .
Home grown broad beans & butter salt & pepper are just delicious .
My broccoli is growing nicely 

 Pretty flowers blooming 
I love fresh snow peas
I'm not sure what happened to the cauliflower but the rabbit will get these.

Daffodils everywhere 
These smell divine I bring them inside and fill the bathroom with them 
The garden smells amazing 
Getting my bake on for the kids lunches 
I love being outside playing in the garden 

Time for tea 
Potatoe pie 
Looking forward to the months ahead 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Tumeric paste

I've heard so much about the wonderful benefits of tumeric so now it's time to give it a go.
I have aging pets & a dog with knee injuries so I will be adding this to their food . Also mine. Tumeric is a natural anti inflammatory plus there are many other benefits just type in to google & it will amaze you . Every fridge needs a jar of this 

 1/2 cup tumeric 

1-2 cups water
Place on low heat & simmer for 7-10 minutes. Stirring in more water from second cup if it gets a little dry.
Take of heat and stir in 

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil or unrefined coconut oil
2 teasp fresh black peppercorns 
( pepper helps your body absorb the tumeric )
Alow to cool & place in glass jar 
Keep refrigerated 2-3 weeks 
Humans 1/4 teasp twice daily with food
Dogs & cats 1/8 to 1/4 teasp twice daily with food 

Horses 1 teasp twice daily with feed
Start small , then increase amount by quarter teaspoon every week until desired result is felt or seen . Some stay on quarter teaspoon , some find a teaspoon 3 times a day is ideal amount . 

Amount to use is never per weight it is per individual need. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Broccoli & cheese soup

Nothing better than a yummy soup on a winters night.
2 carrots 
1 potatoe 
500 g broccoli 
6 cups chicken stock
1- 2 cups grated cheese

Fry up the potatoe & carrot with a littke butter. 
 Add the broccoli & chicken stock . 
Cook until softened .
Then add 1-2 cups cheese


Friday, 1 July 2016


Somthing completely different for one of my posts. 
Although once you see the pictures you will see that I like to change color a little .
So hair condition can be a problem so I really need to have the right products to use . I must say I do like coconut oil & olive oil as a leave in treatment over night. 
But I have found a lovely treatment that you leave in for one minute & it's awesome.
An Australian owned company NAK
The shampoo & conditioner is also amazing . If you color your hair I highly recommend it. It pays to buy good product when you do this or your hair will feel like straw . Believe me I've been there , I have had it snapping off ect . But this product leaves my hair lovely & soft. 
You see I've gone back to light again after years of dying it red .

The blonde 6 years ago then it was bright red then burgundy then brown .
This is the same color as very first photo just a side version as this is the shortest I've ever had my hair . Short at back long at front , basically it's a longer concave cut. 
Anyway if you are looking for a quick awesome treatment give this a try. Otherwise try the overnight olive & coconut oil trick . Works a treat . 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

It's freezing

It's certainly freezing at the moment in Ballarat. I don't want to venture out of the  house but unfortunately poor lasky as developed a serious limp so it was of to the vets first thing this morning. Home we went with pain killers & anti inflammatories & a appointment for Monday for X rays $$$$$$$$ oh my poor pocket . 
I have to keep her quiet & the only way to do that is keep her inside. 
So I've potted around the house taking photos of crystals 
Potted a few zebra plants up when I take lasky outside to relieve herself.
 Sat at my computer desk looking out the front window & the freezing cold day admiring all the bits & pieces in the garden .
I've noticed there is stories behind different plants . This geranium I scored at a church opp shop & the lilly above is from my Aunties garden.
This succulent I took from Mum & Dads house when it was sold. I'm not sure of the name I'm waiting to identify it . I think it's some type of aloe. 
It's a great day to be inside 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

More planting

I think I will have to ban myself from EBay. 
I'm posting my purchases from today so I remember their names.
Did I mention I love succulents 
Echeveria Black prince

Kalanchoe Humilis

Echeveria "dicks pink"

 Echeveria Runyonii ( topsy turvy)
I planted these straight into my succulent garden.

The ones below I have planted into pots

Pachyphytum Clavifolia

Sempervivum rasberryice 

Crassula Rupestris ssp marnieriana

I also finished the rose garden & planted a couple more. I bought this one as my Mum & Dad bought their first house on Windermere street.

 I planted this one because we always should be thankful .

 This one just because I love the colors 
& this one as I love the movie. 

& a pet picture of course. I was cleaning the windows from inside & couldn't resist a photo of Alaska and gizzy sitting right in front of her . They couldn't see me as I'm sure they would of moved . Alaska just loves the little dogs. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Over due garden update

Although it's the middle of winter here & there isn't a lot happening in my garden. I'm hoping by spring there will be.
Always this time of year my daphne goes crazy . I love daphne the perfume reminds me of when I was a child as my Nan & Mum both grew this plant 
I can't wait until all the flowers open.
 On the weekend I planted a few bare rooted rose bushes 

As you can see I can't wait for all these to bloom . David Austin roses are my favorite 
There are only a few blooms in the garden at the moment I think these are jonquils ( correct me if I'm wrong ) 

Shabby looking abracadabra rose 

Vege garden is a little tragic but I have a couple of broad bean plants

Mixed lettuce for my Thai beef salad 

This is supposed to be broccoli I have no idea what's happened . Any suggestions would be great 
 More kale . I'm going to make kale chips with this .
 I purchased a kaffir lime tree as I was always buying the leaves for my salad . 
Ok I had to throw in a succulent 
& a pet picture
& a opp shop find for the day
They fit nicely into my cabinet.

Since it's so cold and dreary outside Im using color in my journal . I love these journals . I have kept a diary for years. 
There is always somthing to do
I don't believe in the word bored 
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