Wow doesn't the weather being cooler make you happy. It certainly does for me. I feel as if I can get things done. We have been super busy here at Kainga.
Planting perenials, a Raspberry Bush,restoring some old chairs, reading lots and lots,brick paving ,baking bread and cakes etc just to name a few.
1.5 cups bicarb soda
half cup citric acid
1 tspt lavender oil
4 tsp almond oil
dried flower petals,can use fresh lavender and rose petals.
Combine the 2 dry ingredients, add oils and colouring. Add the flowers. Mix with your fingers into the shapes you want. Wrap in cling wrap. Leave them for a day in the cling wraps, then for another day with the wrap removed.
Place in bath and sit back and relax.
I found this recipe in the Bream Bay cook book.
2 cups sugar
8 ozs butter (250g)
2 cups hot water
Melt together and cool.
Mash 2 to 3 bananas.
Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons baking soda.
Mix together and add to above.
Beat in 2 eggs.
Add 4 cups flour and 4 teasppons baking powder.
Put mix into greased 9 inch round tin.
Bake 160 degrees C, for 50 minutes.
Now I found out after pouring in the mix that my tin was slighly smaller so added the left over mix into 7 muffin tins so I basically got two cakes for the price of one. We will eat the cake now and the muffins can go in the freezer for later on in the week.
The bell has just gone of on the oven. Buns made with Chia seeds and Quinoa Grain. Later on today I plan to make some Pumpkin soup. We were given a pumpkin on Friday. I will be trying a new recipe,the one that is in this weeks Seven Days tv magazine. You roast the pumpkin garlic etc in the oven then blend them together. It sounds yummy and will be the perfect accompiant to the buns.
I am pretty exicited to be having a go at something new this week. I have been to the Chemist to order some Alum for the project. Of course the staff didn't know what I was talking about so I asked them to ask the Chemist. The one that is not a local didn't have a clue to what I was talking about. Luckily the hometown Chemist knew straight away what it was. Fingers crossed the Alum will be here in a few days.