Monday, October 26, 2020

Around here - featured

I'm so excited that my "Birthday Tradition" has been featured on "For the Love of the Photograph" in "Your Stories" today.  Here's the link to the blog post if you would like to have a read.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Around here - Home Made Yoghurt

One of the things I started making regularly is home made yoghurt.  I have a Thermomix and a Thermomix warmer which is basically a bowl that's like a thermos to keep things cold or warm.  I first made yoghurt in December 2013 and I was amazed it was so simple.  The recipe I currently use is Fiona's from Stay Home Instead.  I add a little bit of maple syrup at the end to make it a tiny bit sweeter however the one litre milk makes two jars and then a few tablespoons left over as a starter for the next batch.  I was very nervous to first make yoghurt however it's pretty simple to make.  Do you regularly make yoghurt for your family?

I pop the thermo warmer in a beach towel and then I leave it for 24 hours before I decant it into the jars.

After 24 hours ready to pop into the jars and into the fridge.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Around here - Documentary

On the weekend I watched "Kiss the Ground" movie on Netflix narrated by Woody Harrelson.  Science experts and celebrity activists talk about the ways in which the earth's soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet.  Basically the movie is about soil and it may sound a little boring however I found it a really interesting documentary about how having good soil can help the planet and our health.

In January we went to see the movie The Biggest Little Farm and it's true that the health of the soil is the key to the quality of our food and sustainability.  If you haven't seen this movie I can highly recommend it as it's filmed over the course of an 8 year period and the couple work with nature instead of against it starting with a dry patch of land.