Friday, 24 May 2013
Quick, quick if you love Hunter wellies, go to Sitting Pretty blog where the lovely Claire has a fantastic giveaway of a pair of Original Tall Hunter Boots.
Perfect posh wellies for the allotment or festivals - although I have yet to go to any as yet. Perhaps in a few years I will take Little Bird to one of the kid's festivals.
Good luck if you enter. xx
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
It's still a bit nippy but the garden is coming alive. Plants I had forgotten about, weeds that I'd rather forget and some new additions. I always buy Pelargoniums/Geraniums (which one? I never know) and plant up the window boxes and pots as they last for months and the slitherers don't munch them.
Still plenty to do. Seeds to sow for a cutting garden, play houses to finish decorating, gravel paths to put down. My tomato seedlings did not germinate so I've cheated and bought tomato plants. To be honest, I never have much luck with tomatoes.
Little Bird is happy on the days he can mooch around the garden although he has developed a love for taking flower heads off - my poor tulips.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
As a vegetarian I use eggs in many of my main meals as a great source of protein. Daddy and Little Bird are not vegetarian but several times a week it is easier to cook just the one meal that suits us all. One of my favourite egg based recipes is Curried Scrambled Eggs. Little Bird likes a bit of spiciness to his food so he loves this meal and it is very quick and easy to make. Of course you can make it spicier if you like but we just put a bit of chilli with Little Bird being only 3.
Ingredients (serves 4)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 pepper (I used red but green is fine too)
Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Chopped fresh chilli or Easy Chillies (I always have a jar of these) 1 tsp or more if you're brave
Fresh Coriander, chopped
Salt, to taste
1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and then add the onions, peppers and the chillies. Fry until golden.
2. Beat the eggs and put to one side.
3. Add the tomatoes and all the spices, stirring to ensure they do not burn.
4. Stir in the eggs and cook until they reach your desired consistency. Should take no longer than 5 minutes.
5. Season as required and add the chopped coriander.
This is such a simple comfort food that can be made within minutes. It can be served with bread or perhaps a naan bread, especially garlic naan that Little Bird loves :)
This recipe is my entry into the #eggmainsinminutes Linky on BritMums sponsored by British Lion Eggs whose webpage Main Meals in Minutes is a great resource for egg recipes.
My Early Spring Round Up
#Chilly Spring days in the garden. Making changes, updating with new plants, a rocking bench and a summer house for Little Bird to play in. Work in progress.
#Making the house cheery with flowers every week. Spring cleaning, getting unwanted items onto eBay and making plans to decorate and improve. (I won the bathroom suite competition!)
#Little Bird tired out after doing 3 days at pre-school and assessment sessions for his diagnosis. Still no words but understanding so much more. Knowing the names of every animal so when we ask' Where is the...' he runs off and gets the correct animal. A great game to improve communication and taking turns. I had no idea he would know a hyena, a grasshopper or ostrich but it seems he does :) We now have an annual zoo pass as Little Bird is animal mad and I'm seizing the opportunity to help him learn through animals.
#An Easter that was more indoors this year, egg hunts around the living room rather than in sunshine.
#Planting potatoes very late this year and still have some to go in. The broad beans have been planted and there is so much weeding to be done at the allotment. The cold weather does not put off the couch grass with its stringy roots all over my plot.
Moving onto Late Spring with the hope of warmer days...............