Friday, 3 February 2012

Slow living Month 1 ( a few days late)

Joining in with Christine at Slow living essentials as a way to refocus on life and focus on the important things in life.

Nourish - I've been making my daily no-knead bread as well as some wholegrain burger buns, brown onion soup and zucchini fritters.

Prepare - Making and preserving Zucchini relish and Raspberry Jam. No matter how much raspberry jam i make it never seems to last long! Its either eaten or gifted very quickly.

Reduce - reusing old sheets for a bean bag lining and drafting patterns.

Green - using a vinegar and oil mix as a skin balancer and drinking rose bud tea for relaxation.

Grow - zucchini, zucchini, zuchini, elderberries (the birds are very fond of these so we are trying to get in before they eat the lot), lebanese cucumber and heirloom black krim and brandy wine tomatoes are being grown by the better half.

Create - A large photo board and i continued working on my quilt.

Discover - The book women, food and god, a modern and insightful way to look at food and my relationship with eating. Very eye opening.

Enhance community - this blog is my new project for the year and i look forward to joining in with the online blogger community more.

Enjoy life - Visiting with family and getting to share my rapidly growing little man with family and friends.


  1. Hi Racheal you left a comment over at Christines blog about Photos for your banner. Have a look at the tutorial on this blog.

  2. Hi Racheal, brilliant you decided to join in! I've added your link to the blog.

    Re. the photo banner, I haven't checked out Fiona's suggestion - you may have already solved the issue. I usually resize pics in 'paint' in the start menu (under Image: resize/skew) and just fiddle with it until it is roughly the size I want. Hope this helps, I know how frustrating these things can be! ;)

  3. I'm also a fan of no-knead bread. I love being able to use the same dough for pizza bases.

    Your rose bud tea looks beautiful.

  4. Oh i never thought to use it to make pizza bases! Great idea thanks. Yes the rosebud tea is beautiful, almost too lovely to drink.

  5. now that bread looked great :) where would one find recipe for said bread?

    1. Thankyou
      You can click on the blue link in the post above or find it here.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!