Earth Hour

I achieved one of my small goals today and that is to stay at home ALL day without having to go out anywhere.  I have hundreds of things I want to do at home and I managed to get quite a few ticked off the list.

I planned to join in the Earth Hour activities tonight anyway but actually a lot of my day today was about the earth;  growing food, walking the dogs in the woods and appreciating the great outdoors.

My mung beans have already sprouted :-)

mung bean sprouts 2 They taste quite sweet.  mung bean sprouts 1 I made another batch of Coco-Nutty-Granola first thing but I fancied eggs for breakfast so that is packed away ready for the week ahead.making granola I love picking veggies from the garden.  I picked some chard and kale to go with my egg fried rice.kale and chard Inspired by another Sarah Wilson recipe I made green eggs.eggs and pesto4 eggs and a heaped tbsp pesto made a good flavour.  They weren’t all for me by the way, Harvey shared this delicious breakfast with me.  Yes, I do make my children eat green vegetables for breakfast and I am glad I persevered through the moaning as now he just gets on and eats it.
green eggs I fried onions, mushrooms, chard stalks in coconut oil, then added the shredded leaves, the rice and finally the egg and stirred it all together.  It was really good.green egg and rice Lunch was a large raw salad; spinach, tenderstem broccoli, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, carrots, celery and a tin of sardines in olive oil.  I didn’t need any other dressing as the oil from the sardines was dressing enough.Sardine and mung bean salad Outside in my garden today I had two lovely men who helped transform my vegetable beds in to something that looked as if it was meant to be there rather than something that had been plonked on top of the lawn.Dan and George It was a beautiful Spring day and I enjoyed popping in and out with endless cups of tea and seeing their progress .new veg garden 3 I was delighted with the finished result.  I like straight lines and neat rows and this is neat and straight.new veg garden 2This is just the first part of the veggie garden transformation.  I am having more raised beds put in plus a fruit cage and a new greenhouse.  I am so excited about all the growing space I will have.  My original plans did not include fencing in the garden but I have been defeated by the bunnies so now it is all rabbit proofed (hopefully).New Veg Garden 1

Supper was very quick and easy.

2 wraps.Barley Wrap With tomato, ham and Halloumi.Supper 29-3-14

Quick and easy, a bit boring but adequate.

I will now settle down to enjoy a large glass of red while Harvey and I light some candles and a fire.  Originally we were going to have a bonfire during Earth Hour.  We need to do one so it seemed like a good time and the marshmallows are sitting on the side with Harvey’s name on them.  But the wind picked up a little and I am nervous about leaving a smouldering bonfire on a windy night so we are having one inside instead so he can toast his marshmallows.  I wonder what board game he has chosen for us to play.

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Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to Earth Hour

  1. Kathryn says:

    Did you watch the Good Life when you were younger? All you need now is chickens, maybe a pig. Looks fabulous. I am well jel as I can’t actually even keep things in pots alive.

  2. laura1952 says:

    Oh my Zoe. My heart is pounding I love that garden so much. The gravel drainage is awesome! Well done boys. Well done. I am so impressed. I WANT! :) Now to visualize. Enjoy it Zoe. I have too many trees around me to get the proper amount of sun to do that, but my neighbours with the organic garden, who are in their 80s now, have their gardens set up pretty well the same way, without the gravel, which would only help.

    • I am so excited about the tidying up of my garden. I have been growing in the raised beds for 2 – 3 years but it always looked a mess but i didn’t know who to get in or what to do so just lived with it. They are back on Sunday to do some more :-)

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