DIY Clay herb labels

We’ve been imprinting leaves into clay over in these parts.  Just like we did with our clay necklaces and our little clay decorations, but this time we used stamps as well to make labels for the herbs in our garden.

and little worms to go in the garden as well.

Frog had lots of fun imprinting the leaves into the clay over and over again and using the rolling pin.

The labels have been very helpful when sending the kids outside to pick herbs while I’m cooking dinner …

Do you grow herbs at your house?  What is your favourite herb?  
Mine is definitely mint.  I  absolutely love the smell, but in reality boring old parsley probably gets used more than any other.

For more crafty things to do with kids head over to FGB’s Kids Craft Page …

EASY PEASY SALAD WINNER

A well overdue easy peasy dinner winner

This recipe was given to me by my good friend Bec a couple of years ago. I have named it for her.

I tend to have phases with salads. This is the current fave. This salad has remained the fave for much longer than others because it is just so good! This salad has also become my Mum’s current fave also -which is saying a lot because she eats salad as her whole meal almost every night!

Perfect with some fish on Good Friday for those of you who follow that particular Easter tradition.

BEC’S ‘BEST EVER’ SALAD

700g roasted pumpkin, cubed
some roasted baby beetroot, halved
1 avocado, sliced
punnet of baby tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, sliced
lots of baby spinach leaves*

Dressing
Mix the following ingredients together in a jar with a lid:
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 tbspn fresh mint, finely chopped
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

*If you are looking particularly close at the photo you’ll note that on this particular occasion I mixed the baby spinach with some rocket for something different.


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