A few things happening in the kitchen these days:
- I've rediscovered sprouts. In my early 20s, I used to sprout a lot of beans and seeds for salads and sandwiches, then I got out of the habit. A dear friend always keeps mung bean sprouts in her fridge for Keira to eat when we visit so i finally got organised with my own sprout jar. It's just a preserving jar with a special mesh lid I bought from here (you could easily make your own) and have been sprouting mung beans. Alfalfa is next on the list.
- Arlo is off on a school camp and he needed to pack his own set of plates and cutlery. I remembered a project from my childhood (I'm sure I made dozens of these for siblings and cousins to use when camping and tramping, once upon a time.) You take one tea-towel, sew up the sides, add a casing then thread through some cord. The bag can double as a teatowel, if need be. I added a plastic toggle too. And just happened to have a sailing ship tea-towel in the cupboard, hooray!
- This is my new favourite kitchen thing- a woodland-animal biscuit tin, discovered in an opshop. At first I thought I'd use it to keep cards, etc in but then I realised it would be much better for delicious things (such as these cookies, requested by A to take to said school camp to share with his class.) Double happiness.