Tuesday, 12 November 2013


i have been wanting to make this for a very very long time. fermented vegetables, with the thousands of friendly bacteria in them is definately the best thing for anyone who is trying to restore their gut flora, but actually it's a great thing for just about anyone and everyone. its a great way to preserve your vegetables and works wonders for your health as whole.
i used organic red cabbage, sea salt and carraway seeds. it so simple, i really don't know why i put it off for so long?


if your interested in boosting your health, then friendly bacteria is the way to go.
i got my recipe and method from here http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-homemade-sauerkraut-in-a-mason-jar-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-193124

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Turkey :: Istanbul

Alhamdulillah, we feel blessed that we were able to go on a holiday, to Turkey, Istanbul. SubhaanAllah, it was full of beauty, so much to see and do. from the minute we hit istanbul, we were constantly on the go, and we loved it.
here's a few glimpses into how we spent our days....

So much history, so much culture and so much beauty.
a feast for the eyes and for our tummies MashaAllah

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

a winter walk....

today our winter walk was of a different kind. today we had a purpose which went beyond having a stroll and breathing the fresh air. today we had others in mind, our local, wild birds to be precise.
as we snuggle together and keep ourselves warm and cosy, waiting for this long and cold winter to come to an end, we often forget about all others who are also anticipating the warm and fruitful days that the summer will bring.
so we feed, we feed them, in order to feed our own souls.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

these days......

....... i'm eating healthily, fresh, whole, homemade food, walking more, breathing deeper, taking in  fresh air; to revive and rejuvenate.
im on a journey......i want to eat better, be more active, live healthier.
why don't you join me!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

the essence of sunday mornings.....

...a long, leisurely breakfast.

Friday, 14 December 2012

winter evenings

When you can't shake off the cold (and lets face it, that's most days in our neck of the woods), dim the lights, and light candles, lots and lots of candles. there's something about visually seeing the flame that gives you a warm and cosy feeling.
(oh yeah, switching on the heating and consecutive cups of hot drinks also helps).

Thursday, 6 December 2012

....the season to be jolly

:: Fresh fallen snow, to play, roll, and build with
::evenings spent indoors, reading, quietly to ourselves and to each other
:: hot cups of tea wrapped in our hands, throughout the day
:: home made cakes with hot custard, on a cold, wet evening
:: evenings spent in candle light, helping us forget the bitter cold outside
:: and soup, warm, fulfilling and healing

the things that help me get through winter