Thursday, 22 September 2016

A bit of this & that

Garden pics




Loving the spring bulbs



Some days it's perfectly ok to sit outside all day in your pjs & meditate , read & relax with the dog .


Combination of two of my favorite things succulents & crystals .

Amazing colors "black prince"


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 
Kale 
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 .
Blend 
Then add 1-2 cups cheese

 
Enjoy 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Hair

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 
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