It's been quite cold here, now we are right in the middle of winter. I'm grateful we still have cold but sunny days, to be able to dry the washing on the line and get a bit of vitamin D! Here's what I've been up to over the last week:
-Made a fresh batch of kombucha and bottled some of the vinegar to use in cooking and cleaning.
-Went for a drive and picked a heap of dandelion flowers which are now infusing in olive oil ready for another batch of healing balm. Mr 10 had a play at a nearby park which was on the way.
-Made 2 jars of dandelion balm and some dandelion massage oil from an older batch of the dandelion oil.
-Used up some lemon juice and made 3 bottles of ginger beer. This is a recipe from an old cook book that doesn't require a ginger beer plant. If it works out well, I'll share it here.
-Did some cleaning work for a friend. She also gifted me with some empty passata bottles and lovely little fancy bottles, also a big slab of beeswax and some cider from their recent holiday.
-Baked a vanilla and apricot cake and Mr 10 baked a chocolate pudding for dessert.
-Hung the washing outside to dry.
-Started making some little felt finger puppets for a gift.
-Got some free pizza bases and rolls from the op shop. We made pizza for dinner on one night which only cost a few cents.
-Also got a large bag of lemons and oranges from the op shop. I juiced the oranges for drinking.
-Picked more silverbeet and rocket from the garden to use in cooking and salads.
-Saved rainwater for our vegie garden.
-Made some honeycomb for a Saturday night treat.
-Spent only $70 on groceries for the fortnight and as usual cooked all meals from scratch.
-Have managed another week without using the heated blanket instead of the heater to keep warm.
-Bought a cotton baby wrap from the op shop for $1.50, I will sew some felt embellishments on it and it will be a gift for a friend who is expecting.
-Mr 10 and I volunteered at our local animal shelter, then hubby packed us lunch and afternoon tea and we had a bushwalk/picnic.
|Kale and cauliflower lasagne for dinner.|
|Dandelion massage oil and balm.|
|Homemade ginger beer.|
|Playing at the park.|
|Homemade pizza with caramelized onion.|