Sunday, May 6, 2012

Make, Bake, and Grow

It's been a while since I've written a Make, Bake, and Grow post. Too long. We have been doing an awful lot of making, baking, and growing at our place lately but for one reason or another I haven't had the time to write about it. Time to make amends, so here we go!

If you have children, you have ouchies. It's inevitable. We have the usual first aid creams in our cabinet but I also like to have a natural herbal ointment on hand for cuts and scrapes. The ointment is made by heating almond oil in a pot before adding comfrey, elder flower, st johns wort, and calendula flowers that I collected from my garden last summer. Once the herbs have infused into the oil I strained the mix through some gauze before reheating it again. A small amount of beeswax and a pinch of vitamin C powder are added as a natural preservative before sealing it in a clean jar. It will keep for 3 months in the fridge.

This afternoon Jemima made herself a card game:

And of course there is all of the sewing this week:

Sometimes it feels like I'm constantly baking. In the last 2 days I've made GF vegan banana muffins, a GF chocolate zucchini cake, GF ANZAC biscuits, and today I made these rye bread rolls for Jemima's school lunches. Before you start to get impressed I used a breadmaker for the dough and a sack of Laucke Rye Bread Mix for the ingredients.

Our little vegetable and herb station on the deck is going really well. The herbs are all flourishing and we have our first little seedlings through ready for the winter ahead.

I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and that there's some making, baking, and growing going on at your place too :-)


  1. Becs, you are a machine. An inspirational machine!!!

  2. Oh I've found three of the 'Bless this House' tea towels, but I'm yet to cut into them. What year is your one?
    Love how it turned out as a cushion, and love the rosella one too. x

  3. Hi Zara
    Mine is 1979. Wow I can't believe you have three! What colours do you have? They're such a great design, I was tempted to keep it but in the end I listed it in the store.

  4. GF chocolate zucchini cake and GF ANZAC biscuits... :O yum!

  5. Thanks Jenna :) We do a lot of baking around here because of allergies, it's nice to have a few things on offer so there's some variety! It took me a while to figure out GF baking but my success rate is pretty good now.


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