I have many fond memories of playing with play dough. It seemed growing up it was everywhere we went. At kindy, Sunday school, at friends places... however, I don't think I have one single memory of it being store bought. It was always handmade, free from chemicals and we would play for hours making all sorts of creatures. When I had my little ones, I started out using the store bought kind, not knowing how full of chemicals each pot contained. Once I heard that, all the play dough got tossed in the bin and I needed to find a replacement quickly! So, here it is. A play dough that the little ones can help make and then have hours of fun playing with :-)
Looking out of my window at the rain pouring down, soaking the grass, (hopefully helping with the bush fires) there is nothing more warming than munching on a delicious stew. Almost like a big warm hug greeting every mouthful, this Tomato and Barley Stew is both delicious and nutritious!
Deciding that my repertoire of recipes was in dire need of some delicious new additions, I recently visited the local wholefoods market. Returning with a number of new ingredients that have not been used in my kitchen before, the experimenting began...
Ahhh Turmeric.... how I love thee!
You may think that you have not had Turmeric before, but if you have ever had a curry you have likely had Turmeric. Turmeric is what gives a curry its rich yellow colour! It is more than just a colour enhancer though. It has vast health benefits as well.