Jesus following, natural living, Somerset homeschooling mum to Acey. Here is our blog to share with family and friends and anyone else who might be interested, about our home ed journey.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

RAWGASBOARD! and other events of this week....

This week involved;

An early morning walk to the farm shop - we always like saying hello to the friendly chickens :)

Making some more wind gliders at home ed group...
Acey had alot of fun with these ones!

They also coloured in some origami frogs :)

We have made some little acorn cap candles. Acey enjoyed pouring the wax into them and watching it go hard. Was alot of fun!

This is our new waldorf mermaid which was originally bought for Acey's christmas stocking, but we couldn't resist playing with her now. Acey has named her Ruby...(From Esterella's felted friends on facebook - she makes some LOVELY things)

Chopping the aubergine for a pasta dish that Acey made himself...

And a delicious feast was had on Friday with our friend David....not just ANY feast...but a RAWgasboard (like a smorgasboard but only containing raw food). Dave and I used to be a big fan of 'smorgasboards' back in the day. Once we got so smorgasboarded that we stuffed some cheese, kale and crystalised ginger up each of our noses, and felt that we might die. After a rawgasboard, although we were full we generally felt quite well, and not inclined to do anyting so drastic!! We feasted on raw chocolate balls which tasted like halva, carrots, peppers, raw tabouli (recipe from chrissy at sea spaghetti and raw pesto, happy pate, chia and goji crackers, and some (ok not raw) carob chocolate...
and of course sauerkraut!!!

Nettle's chia and goji crackers

I was quite impressed with how these turned out, so thought I would share the recipe. These are a nice treat for when you want a comforting sweet treat in wintertime;

Soak roughly one cup of chia in two cups of water for about 8 hours, along with a handful of goji berries. We also added some flax. When the water has all been soaked up, add two tablespoons of local raw honey or raw agave. Add a sprinkling of cinnamon or mixed spice, mix with clean hands, spread the mixture out onto a dehydrator sheet  and dehydrate for around 12 hours. Delicious! I love the smell of spices in the kitchen around this time of year. They would be lovely with raisins in them too I should imagine or some cacao.

More amazing raw-ness was had on Saturday as I met a couple of other raw foodists in Taunton - I know - in Taunton! We had some smoothies from the amazing superjuice van in town and it was wonderful to meet some lovely like minded peoples :)

Acey had lots of fun playing with his friend Nancy on Friday evening, and with his friend Vincent Bailey in the park today too! It has been a busy week, and now poor Acey has a cold so I think the next few days are going to be taking it easy.

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