Nourish: Tried my hand at making roast pumpkin hummus.... it was nice but I think I could have tweaked the recipe maybe and added a bit more roasted garlic. Will definitely make my own dips from now on ...it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
|All the ingredients straight into the food processor.|
|Instant hummus.....it was lovely and creamy initially but set a little after refrigeration...|
Prepare: My daughter and grandson have been staying with us and now big preparations are underway to get them into their next home...preparing for a beautiful fresh start....there is a lot to do.
Reduce: I failed miserably at the no plastic in July...not too proud of that I have to say...certainly an eye opener....did manage to continue to recycle the office files and my man installed a small water tank in the chook pen ..which I blog about Here
Green: Finally tried to make the face cream I had been going to make for some time...the recipe called for coconut oil, beeswax, almond oil & macadamia oil (any quality oil really), Palmarosa essential oil & vitamin E...however I don't think I did it quite correctly because it didn't go as creamy as I was expecting...in the fridge it set beautifully, but at room temperature it is a little runny...still using it though as it is a great moisturiser.
|Home made moisturiser....need to work on the recipe again.|
Grow: Not getting much out of the vegie garden at the moment just waiting patiently for the seedlings to do their thing....but a lot of flowers are already appearing a bit early.....I love the fragrance of Daphne and am madly picking the flowers and filling the house with their beautiful aroma... Spring must be just around the corner.
|My favourite flower....or maybe it's a tie between Daphne and Hyacinths....I can't split them.|
Create: While I haven't had the time to spend on my own creative projects, I have been teaching my eldest daughter how to knit...I found this simple throw pattern which is knitted with 3 strands of 12 ply on big needles and knits up in no time...she is very chuffed to have created her own blanket in such a short time...I think she has finally found the joy of knitting......
|My daughters rug is this pattern but in Teal, Grey and Cream...her new home colours|
Discover: This month the crisis facing many countries overseas was overshadowed by the tragedy of flight M17... This horrific event deservedly received world wide attention for weeks with many Australians being victims of this atrocity....yet wars, death, destruction, starvation and man's inhumanity to man continue daily and hardly a tear is shed here for their suffering...it appears if it doesn't involve Australian's we don't appear to care so much ....a discovery I wish I had the power to change.
Enhance: My husband turned 60 this month as we celebrated with a big party at his Golf Club....the evening would not have been the same without the appearance of Batman !!! He certainly enhanced our enjoyment.....just as he enhances our lives ..he is quite the character.
|What would a party be without the guest appearance of Batman.|
|Worlds best cauliflower soup...flavours of mustard and pancetta...wow|
|Beautiful sticky Maple Glazed Shanks, onion, potatoes and fresh green beans!!|
|Goes without saying....delicious sticky date PUD !!!|
|The diners all looking very comfortable I have to say...|
So that's the month as it was.....lots to look forward to in August....stay warm, enjoy what's left of Winter. Hug someone close to you and spare a thought for those less fortunate.