An early morning quick post as we have to be out early today - but back later.
Over the weekend Haruko and I made some more face and body cream. Haruko hadn't made any before, so I thought it would be nice if she had a trial run before she made it herself (she has all the ingredients now).
Whilst baby had a nap for an hour, we made one using a different recipe with almond oil, beeswax and cocoanut oil, and essential oils.
This one turned out very white and a thicker cream. You need to put 50 drops of essential oils into the 210g mix, so we made sure that 30 of those drops were lavender, and it really smells wonderful - not too strong - and is lovely to put on your face as well as anywhere else, but on one's face at night before going to sleep, you drift off relaxed with the aromo of lavender flowers reminding you of lovely hot summer days.
I am really into making cream now and am experimenting with all different combinations. Basically so long as the ingredients are all pure and known for being good for the skin, they are fine with me.
I used to use avocado oil on my face - a tip I got whilst staying on a fruit farm a number of years ago whilst on a trip to Australia - it really worked, so next time I am going to use that in the mix too.
Haruko has a recipe that one of her Japanese friends gave her for making a cake. It used 7 eggs, honey, water, and a little flour. We did have the quantity. It invovled whisking the eggs and flour for ten minutes on fast speed, and the result was the lightest mixture that I have ever seen - and turned out to be the lightest sponge cake ever!
I made a big apple and blackberry crumble with an oat topping, so we exchanged some of each, to try at our respective homes.
Regarding the tomatoes - the weather has been horrendous veering from drought and high temperatures earlier on in the summer - to high winds now, heavy prolonged rain, and hailstorms.
I took all the leaves off the plants to (a) make them lighter as they kept being blown down, and (b) to get what little sun that we might get, to ripen them. Whether it was the right thing to do, I do not know, but it was the only way I could think of of saving the crop. That or picking them green.
Patsy I have been visiting your site and reading all your posts - the chooks are looking great - and like you I was saddened to learn of the death of Steve Irwin.
I still can't leave posts on your site - it is something to do with the change over to beta blogger - wish I had never done it now - it is a real pain. Just wanted you to know that I left a really long comment, and went back four times to try and log it, but it wouldn't let me.
I know that some people are having the same trouble with mine - hope they soon sort it out.
Have a good day everyone, and will be back after tomorrow's trip up the allotment.