😥The smallest G&P is really struggling to cut her incisors and NOTHING is helping. Cue sleepless nights 😳, dribbling, random temperatures and helpless fingers in a very red mouth. I’ve tried all the homeopathic powders and teething gels going,so decided to have a crack at something #homemade.
Cloves are an age old remedy for tooth ache or sore gums as they provide an analgesic numbing effect and cloves are also antiseptic. So add one teaspoon fresh cloves to one tablespoon of olive oil and grind into a paste. Rub on babies gums with your fingers or soak an old muslin and put in the freezer for more gum rubbage. 😁👏✨
EDIT: just to add always worth trying these things, but my toddler did NOT appreciate my efforts and said homemade teething remedy caused more tears and a mini meltdown...#fail. Back to the drawing board. Anyone have any teething tips?????
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One of the downsides of ones partner working away midweek, is that minor household injuries can turn into the most annoying thing EVER...And nothing more frustrating than a splinter in my right hand. So last night, remembering something from my childhood, I tried applying a bread poultice.🍞
👉Step one: warm milk in a pan (don’t boil)
👉Step two: add warmed milk to bread until softened and make a paste with the mixture
👉Step three: add the paste to splinter and cover with gauze and wait for splinter to be drawn out. Magic.✨ Now that really is #foodasmedicine
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If one food could sum up happy Sundays to me it would be banana bread. No sweetener in this one, made with eggs, almond flour and flaxseed (and loads of overripe ‘nanas obvs!).
Good Sunday nosh. Serve warm with a cup of something and a smidge of butter (preferably in bed with the sunshine peeking through)....happy weekend ya’ll ✨✨✨
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So I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently. Who hasn’t? It’s all over the news and social media (including mine!)
But have been having an issue with children’s snacks (which pretty much have to be handed over at the school gate to avoid a walking home meltdown) Other than fruit how do I keep it fairly healthy but still try and respect and try reducing down on plastic waste?
There are many great brands out there offering a decent alternative to the kitkat and monster munch that was considered perfectly adequate when we were growing up. But none that I’ve found that offer any packaging that isn’t single use plastic. (But please people correct me if I’m wrong )
And really, as always with these things, it tends to come back to making your own. Energy balls have been around for ages, there are 8 billion recipes for them online. But mostly it comes down to a few non specialist everyday ingredients you can chop and change. They are not time consuming and actually bloody easy - I’m quite lazy, this is really true. This batch took me all of 3 minutes to make in a food processor and I’ve made enough for after school snacks for the week. So the shopping bills are looking a bit healthier as I’m not buying thousands of organic snack bars!
Nearly all of the ingredients came from glass, cardboard or paper so I feel just a tiny bit smugger and happier with myself.
And then, I go and add spinach to the mix (you can’t taste it) and boom! Kids think I’m some sort of magician! They won’t eat green vegetables without serious arm twisting but green snacks.... MIND BLOWN ♻️
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Change of season, change pace, slowing down and learning to warm and nourish our bodies rather than cooling during the hotter months.
Does this mean we give up on delicious salads - absolutely not! Learn to use warming autumnal ingredients in your salads such as:
👉starchy veg roasted butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots even roasted white potatoes
👉 heating herbs such as garlic, rosemary, mustard and ginger to dress your salad. I’m a big fan of tahini too
👉 roasted veg such as onions, peppers, broccoli and tomatoes
👉 and don’t forget some protein I’ve used plant based sources warmed falafels, and hummus but equally some salmon, warm chicken or grilled halloumi
👉 and some lovely huge olives and cashews for some of my ‘good’ fats
👉 lastly just a simple act of making sure your ingredients are warm can make a big difference.
Warming and nourishing and bloody delicious 👏PIMP THOSE SALADS UP 🙌
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After a week of constantly trying to entertain and fit in outings, today was a quieter day at home. We used spices and herbs and anything from the garden to make some ‘perfume’, which was great at getting them to try and smell new things 🙌
We picked leaves from the Downs, then dipped them in beeswax to make some errrrmmm.... waxy leaves. They look amazing, not sure what to do with them now?! 🍁 (Answers on a postcard people) And then made some decent homemade pizza. 🍕Actually our favourite day so far.... And some bangbangs this evening🎆
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