Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homemade sandwich wrap

My boys have been using lunch wraps and they are so handy, no more plastic wrap! 

They are easy to make, choose a cute patchwork fabric and nylon ripstop and velcro.
Cut both fabrics into 31cm squares and sew around edges leaving a small gap to turn inside out. Edge stitch and sew on 12cm of velcro diagonally as seen in pic, loops on rip stop side and the fuzz on the cotton side. Wash and all done! I wipe them each night and put them through the washing machine each weekend.

Outside fabric and you can see the velcro position

Inside wrap, the ripstop and again the position of the velcro

Folding the wrap around the sandwich, lining velcro up

Finished and sandwich is fresh for many hours!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Savvy Saver's Fruity Bubble Crunch

This is Savvy Savers Mothers recipe... 

(Serves 6)

1 large tin fruit (e.g. peaches or apricots)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shredded or desiccated coconut
1 egg
3 cups rice bubbles

Drain fruit and spread over base of a baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, coconut and egg by hand until creamy. Mix in rice bubbles and stir gently until coated wtih the creamy mixture. Spread topping over the fruit. Bake in a moderate oven for approx. 15 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve with your choice of cream, custard and/or icecream.

It is yummy :o) DD16 said "This is what I imagined the 70's tasted like" LOL

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rocket dip

We pondered what to have for lunch and came up with this dip.

Tons of rocket from the garden, cashews, olive oil, lemon juice, salt/pepper, chili and parmesan cheese. Whizz it up in the food processor. 

The kids loved it! We adults ate it on cavalis with some Tassie cheese. Num num :o)

Rocket is good for you, it contains lots of calcium, it has iron and Vit C and other goodies. However like all good things, too much isn't good either, it contains erucic  acid with is toxic in large doses. So may don't have it for breakfast , lunch and tea for the next year regardless of  much you like it ;o)

Monday, March 7, 2011


The wee ones helped with some extracting. We suffered massive bee losses when the Father's Day storm went through, the boxes actually blew away. So we are starting from scratch and this is a small bit of honey to see us through the coming winter.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Craft room developments continue.

The ever clever and thrifty Pooh has recycled tin to make a roof over the bbq/sitting area at the craft room. This is it almost finished, there's a strip in the centre (you can see the roof through it)  laser light to go in.
There's a bit of a garden in too. All free, propagated from cuttings of course :o)

Older posts: 
The beginning
Getting there with cladding
Fence goes up

A note

How cute is this appearing on my front door? How many people go past my front door to see this? The mind boggles.

I love the height it was pinned on at. (Note handle)

Love the spelling. lol

PS: The dog found the missing battlegon. She tried chewing it on the front mat. It got saved and all ends well.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Veggie garden update

Here's the new garden bed we made last year.  Our first crop this year was eaten by caterpillars while we were away. We have been eating and giving away some of this already :o)

Here's the birth of this bed back in May 2010 so you can see its shape.

De-cluttered the little ones room.

Sorted clothes and got new beds. Looking tidy, I wonder if it can stay like it.

I find keeping small children's rooms difficult. Keeping clothes to a minimum helps, I have tried shoe bags and various containers but this time have gone with a shoe basket. It seems if they can throw them in then there's a chance they'll make it.

The other huge help has been to have a basket of school uniforms. Both together, bring it out to the lounge each day and get them dressed. It's easy to drop the clean clothes in there instead of individual drawers. So far it's been a great success, the whole month school has been in ;o)