Friday, May 25, 2012
one for the weekend
-Making playdough following a hand-written recipe given to me by my friend Lucy, who among many other talents is a creative mama of 3. Lucy stood at my kitchen bench and wrote the recipe (from memory) on a card along with one for finger paint when River was about six months old, Lucy told me they were essential recipes for all mamas. Right she is.
1 cup plain white flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup cold water
1 tbs oil
2 tbs cream of tartar
food coloring (drops of!!)
Stir and cook all together over low heat for 3-5 minutes or until just 'off' sticky. Store for months in airtight container.
I haven't been brave enough to make the finger paint but here's the recipe in case you are:
2 tbs sugar
1/2 cup cornflour
2 cups cold water
Mix sugar and cornflour then slowly add water. Stir over low heat until blended. Divide and add different colors.
-Being arty designing birthday cards for the many May birthdays we celebrate in our family this week
-Drinking homemade chai
-Dreaming up dishes to cook that incorporate yoghurt cheese, such as steamed broccoli with garlic, lemon, olive oil and one or two balls of yoghurt cheese stirred in before serving. I am yet to make my own yoghurt cheese despite how simple it apparently is to do, if you'd like to give it a go try this recipe
-Sneaking out for at least one coffee with a friend
-Finishing sewing hand puppets with River and Sol taking to the sewing machine!
-Baking...any suggestions? How beautiful does this 'garden cake' look? I first saw it on A Cup of Jo.
And then just letting the rest of the hours unfold...I'm sure there'll be some cubby making, drawing, squabbling, fingers crossed some napping, writing, reading, movie watching.