Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Smoothie, floors and craft
Below is are three photos representing before, during and after our bathroom floor was updated, thanks to a couple of rotting floorboards. It is never fun having to have this sort of work done. Lining up our (very helpful) handyman to pull up the lino and the people to lay the vinyl the next day was lots of fun.
Playschool and playing with her neighbours. It was a little tricky for her anyway. She did enjoy helping stick some spots on. (NB a few of the little pom poms fell off before drying.) We are not the only ones with this idea. Mr Maker was doing some art with Pringles crisps tubes today too.
Sylvia will always eat crisps. For a long time, however, she has refused to drink smoothies. At last she is starting to embrace them. Perhaps she shares my disappointment in winter fruit. It is a time of year when it is far harder to be excited about fruit. I find it difficult to explain to her why I keep refusing her requests to buy cherries from America in the middle of our winter.
Medical Journal of Australia yesterday. It details the health needs of vegetarians. While it is very positive about people being able to get adequate nutrition from a vegetarian diet, it is always overwhelming to see the range we need to watch out for.
I added chia seeds to the smoothie at the last minute and both of us enjoyed it. I also had spinach in my smoothie but sylvia prefers hers pink (as you can see in the photos). Give her time and maybe she will come round. I have recorded approximate quantities below. My smoothies are always rather thick. Sylvia struggled with her straw and used a spoon for some of it. Lovely with cheese on toast or some barley soup.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Olive oil bread and calzone
Two years ago: Pumpkin soup for busy days
Three years ago: Slideshows, Nostalgia and Hedgehog
Four years ago: Pumpkin Pancakes on Parade
Five years ago: PPN#19: You say tuna, I say tempeh!
Raspberry, apricot and chia smoothie
1 banana, broken into chunks
2/3 cup frozen raspberries
5-6 halves of stewed apricots in juice
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup soy milk
handful of baby spinach (optional)
Blend and slurp.
On the stereo:
Unknown Deutschland: the Krautrock Archive, vol 1: Various Artists