strawberry crepes with creme fraiche

wishing you a happy new year for 2020 and hope you had a happy Christmas πŸ•Šβ˜ΊοΈβœ¨ here is a post to share a summer recipe for crepes (a thin and french kind of pancake made in a crepe pan) with fresh strawberries, creme fraiche and lemon honey from a Christmas edition of nz house and garden magazine (2013) πŸ“ i love crepes and strawberries a lot and hope the recipe could be helpful if you could love the ingredients a lot too or could be hoping to try crepes in case you could not of tried them before. i enjoy looking at all of the pictures in the house and garden magazines and reading the articles too, although the recipes are often so nourishing and delicious looking too and with beautiful photos ! i hope the ingredients could also be quite easy to find where you are from, and you could also include another kind of fresh fruit (raspberries, blueberries, peaches, oranges or grapefruit) if you could like too.

May favourites

Here is a post to share just a couple of natural beauty care, skin care and other kinds of favourites for the month of may πŸ•Š it is early winter in nz (where i am from) although one of the favourites is a white linen wrap blouse from Country Road just bought in a sale, i am hoping to wear quite a lot in spring and in summer. A couple more of the favourites noted include a light pink eco friendly deodorant by everkind, a fresh fruit juice recipe with quite a lot of vitamin C (i created for a juice fountain) and clips by kitty cotten about green beauty, home, life and how to carefully build a capsule wardrobe, found on her youtube channel.

A chocolate and hazelnut recipe by Deliciously Ella

Here is a post to share a plant based recipe for chocolate and hazelnut tarts, created and published by Ella Mills (@deliciouslyella) in one of her recipe books, called Deliciously Ella Every Day πŸ•Š all of Ella's recipes are so nourishing and carefully made, and there are a lot of beautiful photos and helpful notes and tips in her book 🌸 the recipe for the chocolate and hazelnut tarts is made with just a couple of plant based ingredients you could hopefully find at your local shop, including fresh hazelnuts, maple syrup, cacao and coconut oil and hope sharing the recipe could be helpful in case you love plant based baking and foods a lot too !

A fresh fruit juice

Here is a post to share a recipe for a fresh fruit juice made with fresh ginger, orange, apples, lemon, fejoas, pineapple and fresh mint, made in a juice fountain πŸ•Š I bought a juice fountain juicer by Breville a couple of weeks ago to help to look after health as much as possible, and hope the fruit juice recipe could be helpful in case you love fresh fruits a lot too and could have a juicer at home too or be hoping to be able to buy one soon 🌸 I created the fresh juice recipe with just a couple of fresh fruits and ginger we could buy at our local fruit shop, and some fresh mint from our garden at home, and hope you could be able to find the ingredients too, close by to where you are from πŸ•Š

Orange and almond cake

Here is a recipe for an orange and almond cake made with whole oranges and a lot of ground almonds, by Claudia Roden, a kind and beautiful writer who has a lot of safe, reliable and nourishing recipes πŸ•Š I made an orange and almond cake just a couple of days ago as we had quite a lot of fresh oranges at home and the cake was so nourishing and generous, and was a beautiful bright orange colour ! 🌸 oranges are noted to be full of vitamin C, which helps to look after and support your health and wellbeing, and ground almonds are also noted to contain a lot of vitamin E, which helps to nourish your skin, nails, hair and health and wellbeing from the inside out.

Water with fresh lemons, limes and ginger

Here is a post to share a simple and easy to make recipe for a summer drink, made with just a couple of natural ingredients, including fresh lemons, limes and fresh ginger πŸ•Š my cousin Pete carefully chose a lime tree from a plant nursery where he and his family work just a couple of years ago (in 2016) and there are a lot of limes growing on the lime tree in our garden 🌸 I often make the summer drink with fresh lemons and limes from the trees in our garden at home to help to keep as hydrated as possible, and hope the summer drink recipe could be helpful in case it is warm and sunny where you are from too, or in case you love fresh fruits a lot too.

Summer peaches with honey and almonds

Here is a post to share a recipe for summer peaches, with fresh honey and chopped almonds I sometimes make in the summer, when there are a lot of beautiful different kinds of ripe peaches (golden, pink) from countryside orchards πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ for the recipe you would just need a couple of ripe peaches, fresh honey and whole natural almonds, and you could also include creamy yoghurt and any other kind of fruit you enjoy, or a different kind of fruit in case you cannot find any peaches close by to where you are (could also include strawberries, watermelon, oranges, bananas, blueberries).

A cookie recipe

Here is a post to share a recipe for cookies with chocolate m&ms I made just in December, with some m&ms my younger brother Chris gave me for Christmas πŸ•Š I found the full recipe for the cookies on a beautiful blog called tried and true, and the cookies came out as being so soft, a light gold colour and with a lot of colourful m&ms inside 🌸 please note, although the recipe is not plant based (I often try to post as many natural and plant based recipes as I can, which help to look after and support health and wellbeing) the cookies are so delicious and could be ok in moderation πŸ€— I hope the recipe could also be helpful in case you love cookies a lot too, or could be looking after or babysitting small children who could enjoy doing some baking.

December favourites

Hope you had a merry Christmas, and are enjoying a safe, happy and playful holidays πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ here is a post to share and note a couple of natural beauty care, skin care and a couple of other favourite things for the month of December πŸ•Š a couple of the favourites include an organic coconut body lotion by mailelani samoa, an organic matcha latte recipe made with almond milk noted by the minimalist baker, a vanilla cupcake candle made by sweet treats and co, eco friendly body care by everkind and an album by Carla Bruni with kind and gentle songs, in both French and English.

Organic matcha

Here is a post to share and note a bit about organic matcha, a superfood, which helps to look after your body and wellbeing. I just bought an organic matcha green tea powder by BioBalance (@biobalancenz) a couple of days ago, and am looking forward to trying the organic matcha for the first time πŸ•Š the organic matcha powder is a bright, fresh green colour and is often used in smoothies, baking and lattes as a more nutritious alternative for coffee, and the organic matcha could be helpful for someone who is quite careful or health conscious, or could be hoping to drink a bit less caffeine 🌸