Hope you have all had a great xmas with your loved ones. I have personally been enjoying the break and the company of my sister and her family who arrived from Melbourne last week. I have also been enjoying my new chairs which I have Santa to thank for. As part of a collection of items passed on from my late grandmother I decided for xmas to have two of her chairs recovered in textiles by Clothfabric - have you heard of them? If not, they are a small independent company based in Sydney, Australia who like doing things the old fashioned way. They screenprint by hand and use an array of natural fibres such as hemp, organic cotton and linen which is naturally stylish. Click here to find out more. I only have one deliberation - should I keep the arms of the chairs the original colour as I have considered changing them? Anyone got any thoughts????? The fabric here is banksia. I was instantly drawn to this print as I love this native plant for the same reason cloth do - its strength and resilience... two amazing qualities that I respect and desire. I think the end result was worth every penny and even more special is their individual status which I so openly love and admire.
Continuing on the natural theme is our breakfast in recent days. Raw Buckwheat! Initially I was skeptical due to thoughts of a gritty palate but I was surprised to discover, not so. The boys eat their serving with natural yoghurt + a drizzle of maple syrup and I prefer mine with almond milk, cinnamon & coconut. Add to it whatever you like to make it taste your way and consider this an easy way to add some raw goodness into your day and keep your tummy happy. Click here for other ways with buckwheat if this one doesn't take your fancy.
Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. I am looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy the company of my loved ones and those very special little people who make xmas so magical again. Xmas always inspires my inner creative soul to explode and we have loved wrapping and creating some little extra pieces around the house whilst sipping on my newest thing - the dandechino.
Have you heard of dandelion root tea? This herbal infusion can be bought from most health food stores and is made from roasted dandelion root. Crazy thing is it has a very similar appearance and taste to coffee. You see a good cup of coffee is my one vice in life. It became so after I had children. Stuck at home day in day out I felt like going out for a coffee made me feel like a part of the world that existed beyond the perimeter of my house and and unfortunately it has now become a pure habit. I have known about dandelion root tea for a while now however just hadn't bothered to try but I know that caffeine wreaks havoc on my blood sugar levels and as a sufferer of PCOS this is not helpful at all. So with an
indulgent couple of days ahead this little fella is going to be by my side. Who knows I may even convert some family members. I can only try right!! You can find out loads more about dandelion root tea here and also find some lovely variations here that I am certainly going to try when I stop cooking for xmas but essentially all you need to make a dandechino is:
1) brew some dandelion tea*,
2) froth your choice of milk
3) add a sprinkle of unsweetened chocolate powder and voila!!!
* Roasted dandelion filters bags can be purchased from most health food stores. A word of advice - read the label to ensure there isn't any preservative or added flavours and check they haven't been genetically modified as well.
Hey There, I’m Sherilyn the creator of Wholepromise. This is where I venture outside of being a mum, wife and Fertility Nurse Specialist. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Qld, Australia and am spoilt by year round access to Farmers Markets offering a plethora of local, seasonal and organic produce. In all Wholepromise is my style of food, it’s the food I want my boys to appreciate and it’s the food that makes me happy. Styling and photographing it is just another bonus.
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