The photos above show a few of the things we've been up to at our place over the last week or so:
-When the children had a 'peaceful day' at home from school we made a bird feeder for our garden. Due to a lack of pine cones and lard (we originally wanted to make a feeder like this or this) we went rather low-tech and used a humble branch, which I tied to a tree outside the kitchen window. Then we mixed up a special paste of peanut butter and bird seed (K proudly did this) and spread it on the branch and waited for hungry birds. Nothing happened for about two days, then a blackbird found it and gobbled all the seeds up. It was very exciting.
- Ciabatta rolls were made early this morning when i discovered I didn't have any bread for the school lunchbox sandwiches. (this happens often because I'm a disorganised mama.) I reached for my trusty bread dough which lives in the back of the fridge, pulled off small hunks then baked them in the oven for about ten minutes. Easier than a quick trip to the supermarket. I love this recipe.
- We made the cress egg-heads. They were the best thing.