Sunday, March 15, 2015

5 things I'm loving at the moment

As I was pottering around the house, I thought of 5 things I'm loving at the moment:

Cooler weather

I forgot just how much the heat affects my productivity. It's been a bit cooler lately (after all it is autumn) and I've enjoyed it so much.



Walks in the neighbourhood

I did an actual tally of the walks we've taken this year the other night when I was doing a mini goals review. There were about 8 - 10 days between walks in Jan, and in March they decreased to about 4 days between walks.

Baking

I've tried two new recipes in the two weeks thus far, simply because I actually feel like I can bear standing in my hot kitchen.

(I imagine cooking properly will return soon to our household - we've been living off freezer meals and quick assembly-type meals for months. They freezer will be completely empty after this week when we finish the last two meals there - yay. Then I can cook again)


Terrycloth kitchen swabs

I've tried all manner of kitchen swabs, my favourite being those yellow ones you buy for 3 in a pack at Pick 'n Pay. But I ran out and we've been using those disposable cloths on a roll (I bought a roll of brown cloths YEARS ago and we're still using from the same roll - I take them with me on holiday).

Finally I went into Pep and got one terrycloth kitchen swab and oh my word, the difference in a nice, properly absorbent cloth is mindblowing (to those of us who get kicks from small things).

This one was only R7,99 and it's increased my happiness level 10-fold :)


Ina Paarman's Rosemary and Olive Seasoning

Shayne told me to use this seasoning after I instagrammed a photo of my tomatoes one lunch time. I happened to have a bottle at home and it is delicious. Try it :)

The kids only want their tomatoes and cucumbers with "the purple spice"!

Speaking of tomatoes, a new habit of mine is both healthy and deliciously lazy.

Before, I'd slice enough tomatoes just to cover my sandwich. Now, I slice the entire thing, and eat the rest as additional veg. Bonus - I don't have to pack the rest away. I never waste food so tossing it is never an option.


What are you loving lately?

10 comments:

  1. Love Ina Paarman Full stop. Have you tried the Pasta spice? Wonderful over pasta with a bit of olive oil. And I love terri cloths too. Also the drying ones.

    Loving at the moment - the thought that it is school holidays soon!

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    1. I have the pasta spice too. But I haven't tried it plain on pasta with olive oil. Sure the kids would like it!

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  2. I love Ina Paarman's everything - I have just about everything in her range from spices to sauces, I even have boxed cake!

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  3. Yes I can only handle terry cloth ones.I really can not deal with anything else!

    I am not sure if it is cooler? Is it? It gets cool and then hot! It feels like the weather can't make up its mind.

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    1. It's definitely cooler here in Jhb, esp mornings and evenings (when I walk) so I LOVE it. Maybe it will hit Pta in a few weeks? :)

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  4. I will not have anything else but a terrycloth cloth in my kitchen. I am loving WHITE CHOCOLATE MARSHMELOW EASTER EGGS! I cannot get enough of them. The only time I find it cooler is at night and early mornings, the days are still warm which is making dressing quite difficult cos Kade will not take off layers, so if I get it wrong in the morning he will die of heat...

    xxx

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    1. i love the caramel marshmallow eggs!!! i only bought one string of 3 to help with the weakness!

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  5. I'm loving Butter London gel base and top coat for my nails!!! It makes my nail polish last so much longer. I can at least last a week as opposed to three days with other top coats. I'm wearing a lovely shade of robin's egg blue right now that you would love! I'm also loving baking. I've been doing some gluten free baking and I did a banana nut bread and blueberry muffins. The blueberry muffins were a hit and are gone now. I'm looking forward to spring as I'm sick of the cold dreary weather and all the snow we got this year. I do love a good hardworking cloth in my kitchen!

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  6. Dish cloths and wet swabs and hand towels in the kitchen are such a THING for me!! And the people I live with have NO respect for rules about this. B will use the dish cloth to wipe up wet mess or to wipe his hands. Drives me bonkers. Also LOVE terrycloth.

    So I may or may not have bought a new Tefal cake mixer.. but it was at a phenomenal price on special.. and I do love baking! But it was a purchase I didn't run past my husband so I am nervous to take it home haha!!

    Lately, I am loving my hubby.. with the kids away it is like a breath of fresh air (even though I am not allowed to kiss him). Loving BB cream, which I swore against some time ago.. which goes to show that one can change their mind about anything at any time. xx

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