Read all of the Fig & Cherry posts in chronological order from today all the way back to 2008!
This post is sponsored by Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park.
What’s the most stressful part of a family holiday for you? Is it the packing, the forgetting something or the kids not sleeping because you’ve relaxed the rules and they’ve eaten too much junk? Yep, me too.
But you know the MOST stressful part for us? The travel. Those awful early morning car trips to the airport, trying to keep the kids happy and quiet in small seats, navigating new terrain (and nearly ending your marriage because ‘someone’ can’t read a map – yes, that’s me), and the list goes on.
If we could eliminate travel altogether, that would be a great holiday for us. So we did.
We had a staycation (as opposed to a va(cate)cation). We holidayed just 20 minutes from our house, and we loved it! On the first night we were treated to the most amazing sunset, as you can see above. This spectacular act of nature slowly formed as we watched from the balcony of our two bedroom waterfront bungalow. It was the perfect start to our holiday. (more…)
I managed to get through the entire weekend without any chocolate at all. We didn’t buy each other eggs and I am trying to reduce Miss 3.5’s sugar intake so she didn’t get any either. Don’t worry, she is very unaware of the whole affair so she was not bothered. Goes without saying that our 8 month old didn’t eat any chocolate either.
Wow, what a boring healthy family! (more…)
Everyone knows that keeping blood sugar levels as stable as possible at this time of year is difficult, there is just so much temptation around!
And with all the chocolate-scoffing, it’s more important than ever to get a good brekky into the kids so that you can have a hope-in-hell of making it through the day(s) without too many sugar tantrums.
I put the call out on facebook and you voted unanimously. You want the recipe for these soft quinoa hash browns. More than the recipe for my carrot and lentil picnic pie*. So here you are!
These hash browns are the perfect breakfast fare for vegans as they incorporate carbs (potato) and protein (quinoa), and when served with an array of delicious veggies like avocado, tomato and mushrooms make a complete and nutritious breakfast. (more…)
I’ve been having a really tough fortnight. There are about 10 different things weighing on my shoulders and they range from personal, to family, to unexplainable (yes, that is totally a category!).
Yesterday I wrote down all the things that have been bothering me on a piece of paper. It was an effort to make myself feel lighter – and it worked.
I was inspired to do that because of a random act of kindness that happened on Monday. I am still smiling to myself now as I think about it, and I just have to share it with you. (more…)