I made delicious, chewy cookies that looked like this. I thought of them as human scooby-snacks. Using the coconut flour with the almond pulp was based on my cupboard but it turned out to be perfect. They reminded me of the coconut caramel from caramel delights Girl Scout cookies, so I’m planning that!
I’ll definitely make a double batch next time because these were gone in a few days. Here’s the recipe from Excalibur Dehydrator’s instagram:
One day at work, a group of us ended up getting into a conversation about unicorns. A colleague said something that we all responded to and the conversation amused me as I reflected on it later. I love my workplace.
I decided to make one colleague his own pet unicorn because I thought it would make him laugh and smile. I searched for yarn in my stash that would work. Finding the right colours in the same thickness was the challenge, but I finally hit on it. I used this pattern and brought the happy unicorn in to the office on the following Monday.
Making the unicorn reminded me of how much I love making small surprises for people. With the backlog of crafting I feel I have, I had forgotten that.
Ever since the Eden Project opened in the 1990s, I’ve wanted to visit. Honey and I visited in August 2013. I was disappointed that my photos didn’t capture its beauty and I couldn’t describe how happy the experience made me, so I didn’t blog about it. It’s time to fix that.
The Eden Project is worth all the hype. Every single drop. It’s amazing. Truly.
While camping in Devon, we headed to a Cornish beach for the day. Bude had great reviews and was a quick drive. While it’s not the type of beach that you’d go to in order to sit on the sand and wade into the waves (it’s a surf beach and when the tide is out it’s about a half-mile walk between the dry sand and the water, it’s a nice place for a seaside walk.
We geocached around town and the library housed a book geocache. My favourite thing about Bude though was the Victorian sea pool that they have. It’s beautiful.
A character in a book I’m reading bought a pack of fudgesicles, so I began craving them.
‘No biggie’, I thought ‘be logical’. And so I was. I came home, grabbed some ingredients, put them in the power blender, and created the perfect vegan and sugarfree fudgesicle!
1 can of full fat coconut
2 mejool dates
2-3tbs cocoa powder.
On our trip to Devon in July 2016, we went for a hike in Dartmoor National Park. We were going to head there for a full day’s hike in a few days, but decided late one morning to head there for a bit of a meander.
We never did make it back for our long hike because our vacation was cut a bit short, but we did have a nice walk in the woods and saw some stone circles.
It was beautiful on Sunday so we tidied up the garden.
In the quasiallotment, the onions & garlic (don’t ask me which is which!) are doing well, the field beans made it (I hadn’t seen anything by late November when I stopped visiting), and the kale was still perfect. I didn’t harvest the kale all winter. I thought it would have gone off, but I picked a bunch and vowed to consistently visit the plot next winter.
And the bulbs are up!
My absolute favourite part of the Lost Gardens of Heligan was the actual garden area. The walled garden and greenhouses were impressively productive and I imagined just pitching a yurt in the grass in the walled garden and living there. I wanted to share these images in their own post.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been on our list of places to visit since 2013 when we didn’t manage to squeeze in a visit during our trip to Cornwall. We went this summer while camping in Devon. They’re brilliant and a great day out. I cannot put into words the varied zones and experiences of the place. All I can say is that you can find wild, cultured, adventure, learning, relaxing, and meditation there.