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Staying Safe & Happy in Lockdown
Updated: Mar 31, 2021
We know the new restrictions are tough, but this time we are determined to do lock down a little better. We thought we would share some of the things we have been up to.
After the Christmas decorations come down, it seems a great excuse to clean everything and start afresh.
Making Our Own Products
Having recently run out of window cleaner (an essential product for us; with young, active children & a mud loving dog), we decided to try and make our own.
Following a recipe of equal parts water and distilled white vinegar with a few bits of lemon peel for fragrance, we are chuffed to say that it seems to work!
We were a little worried our houses would smell like a fish and chip shop, but the lemon peel seems to do its job too! Streak free glass at a fraction of the price and no need to buy more plastic.
Do you have your own recipe for home made cleaning products? Let us know and we will try them out!
Talking of cleaning - take a look at our loofah sponge expanding in water.
Who knew looking at a sponge could be so satisfying?
Our loofah sponges make up our Kitchen and Eco Home Bundles. The perfect sustainable way to start spring cleaning!
Did you know that loofah is part of the cucumber family? You can even grow it yourself! We will try. Have you tried? We would love to hear about it!
How are you staying busy during lockdown?
Keeping children busy, entertained and even learning a little is a challenge to say the least.
We find cooking with children seems to combine all of these elements and also produces something yummy at the end of it. Here is our super simple recipe for sausage rolls which we can guarantee won't last very long...
1 x puff pastry sheet
1 x pack sausage meat/ approx. 12 sausages, skins removed
1 x white onion finely chopped
1 x whisked egg
Soften the chopped white onion in a saucepan with a little oil, stirring regularly
Allow onions to cool and mix with sausage meat, mixing in 50ml of water
Lay out the puff pastry sheet and cut long ways, creating two long rectangles
Spread out the sausage and onion mixture into the middle of both rectangles so that it runs the length of both pieces
Using a pastry bush (or little hands), brush the bottom of the both rectangles with the egg mixture
Fold over the pastry, completely encasing the sausage meat and press the two ends together, making 2 long sausage rolls
Brush remaining egg mixture over both rolls.
Cut into 1 inch pieces
Cook for approx. 20 mins at 200 degrees, until sausage meat is fully cooked, pastry has risen and is golden and crunchy
This recipe is super easy and makes fantastic sausage rolls that will be devoured as soon as they cool down (plus the kids will never notice there is a vegetable in them!).
We would love to hear from you with any recipes we can try or tips you have for staying busy during lockdown.
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Stay safe and happy,
Keelly & Arianne xx