Friday, 27 March 2015

Healthy Flapjacks

Making these flapjacks are becoming part of our weekly routine. They are so easy and fun for kids to help make and better still they're actually good for you but still feel like a treat. We don't have a full size food processor so we blend ours in our mini chopper in parts and then mix everything together in a bowl. It does seem like a lot of ingredients but they last ages, we keep all ours together in a box in the cupboard so we can just whip it out when we want to make some.

Thank you to the lovely ladies from The Crockery Cupboard for the recipe! I've modified it slightly to use American cups rather than using scales as it makes it easier for little ones. These are the ones we have at home. Also I really recommend investing in a good zester, like this, rather than using a cheese grater.

6 dried apricots
10 dates
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup porridge oats
4 tbsp wheatgerm
3 tbsp oatmeal
2 tbsp linseeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of mixed nuts
juice and zest of half a lemon 
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cold-pressed flax seed oil

Put everything in a food processor and blend until you have a firm dough ball. Line a small baking dish with greaseproof paper and press the dough into the pan to a thickness of roughly 2cm. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting. Store in the fridge if they last that long!

Coming soon - Yummy Orange and Almond Flapperjacks

Monday, 23 March 2015

Silly Dice ~ Printable

Click on the image for a larger version and left click to save to your computer and print. Cut out the shapes and stick the tabs down to form your dice. Use the blank dice to make up your own words or pictures for more fun.

To play the game
Roll the dice to find out what action or emotion you have to act out. Roll two or more dice to combine actions for more hilarity!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Ink Painting

Ink paints are a fun and easy alternative to poster paints and they give a really nice effect. I had this set of Windsor & Newton inks in the back of the cupboard left over from my college days and I discovered if you put a few drops into some water they're very easy to use and last ages. Our paint palette is just perfect for this, we got ours here but I have also seen them in Tiger. Use watercolour brushes or even sponges cut into different shapes. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

What Pete Ate A-Z

Is there anything Pete won't eat? Dog food is off the menu in this hilarious book that takes us through the alphabet discovering what it is exactly that Pete has consumed. Accordion sandwich anyone...
Buy the book here and visit Maira Kalman's website here