What creative things have you been up to lately?
Michele and Lisa
1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup wholemeal spelt (you could use half plain flour), 2/3 cup dessicated coconut, 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons oilve oil (you could use sunflower or a similar oil), 1/3 cup rapadura sugar or raw sugar, 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 teaspoon bi-carb soda, 3 tablespoons boiling water.
Pre-heat oven to 150C, prepare baking trays, either grease or use baking parchment.
In a large bowl combine, oats, flour, coconut and sugar, mix well. Place oils and molasses in a saucepan and heat till warm. Oil and molasses does not combine in the same way as butter and golden syrup does when heated. Meanwhile boil your jug, mix the bi-carb and boiling water in a small bowl. Take the molasses and oil mix off the heat, add the bi-carb and water, mix well, watch out it dosen't bubble up and overflow the pan. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well. Take heaped teaspoons of mix, roll into a ball, place on baking tray and flatten with your fingers. Don't place the biscuits too close together as the will spread a little. Bake in a slow oven for approximately 15 minutes or till golden. Allow to cool on trays for 10 minutes then cool completly on a cake rack. Makes about 32 biscuits.
A refillable fountain pen made from sustainable timber
I found this lovely little stall 'Gumnut Hill' in amongst the organic fruit and vegetable stalls at the Northey Street City Farm a few weeks ago. As a bit of a stationary lover I couldn't help but admire the beautiful products especially the fountain pens. I mumbled something to Tony about wanting one for my birthday (that's not until the end of the year). Last weekend we did our usual jaunt to the markets and Tony bought me the pen as an early Mother's Day gift from the fur kids.
I love writing with a fountain pen, something I picked up from my Mum and Dad I think. A while back Rose put the idea in my head of using a fountain pen as a sustainable instrument for writing. Why hadn't I thought of that! (Sorry guys I can't find Rose's post about fountain pens)
This is the link to Gumnut Hill Eco Stationary. If your ever in Brisbane and enjoy a bit of permaculture gardening you must drop into the Northey Street farm for a look see and a cuppa.
Have a lovely weekend