I made these net bags out of a dress I bought at a local shop for 1 euro. They are light and washable. My contribution to helping get rid of plastic.
Been busy lately trying to make the most of the fresh food I have a bought and the herbs I have grown.
This is my version of oregano pesto.
A handful of hazel nuts, or nuts of your choice.
A bunch of baby celery leaves
2 tablespoons of good olive oil
1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan
1 chopped clove of garlic
1 cup of fresh oregano leaves
2 sun dried tomatoes,(I use jar ones in garlic oil )
I use a nutribullet, to grind nuts first.
then add rest of ingredients, keep pulsing till combined, you may have to open the lid and give it a stir now and again.
Add more oil if needed.
You can freeze left overs in a freezer tray.
You can use any herbs you like, I usually use basil, but had loads of oregano in the garden.
I found this recipe on the internet for hair gel but it has many more uses. It is a great as a moisturizer, especially for your feet and hands, really good as an aftersun and if you add water it is a good hairspray which you can just brush out.
Flaxseeds or linseeds are they sometimes called contain omega 3 fatty acids.
2 cups distilled water
Bring to the boil, stir now and then, should start to thicken around 5 mins.
Strain into a glass jar when cool.
Add a few drops of tea tree oil or oil of your choice.
will keep in fridge for a month.
Recently I have been thinking about changing things in my life, now that I am retired I have plenty time to tackle the issues that I would like to change. The first thing I tackled was my wardrobe, I had too many clothes and they were really unorganized, so I bought some staking boxes, assembled them and got on with the task of sorting out my clothes, at the end I had a few boxes for the charity shop, and a tidy wardrobe where I am able to find what I need. I used the same principle for my sewing machine, craft materials etc.
This recipe works really well, even people who can eat wheat like it. This is the recipe.
- 2 large eggs
- 60 g sugar
- 110 ml vegetable oil
- 130 g rice flour
- 10 g baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 large carrots grated
- pinch salt
- Put eggs, sugar, vanilla essence and oil in a bowl, beat well.
- Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mixed spice and fold into egg mixture.
- Add carrots and salt.
- Bake at 180c for 40 to 45 mins.
The containers I used were what my frozen curry came in, an ideal free loaf tin.