There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of enjoying food grown in your own backyard. It’s an exciting, amazing process to watch the tiniest of seeds sprout into seedlings then continue to grow and eventually provide you and your family with something delicious and healthy to eat.
It is on this premise that Kyrstie Barcak has written her debut book Grow Just One Thing – The first step in a fresh food journey.
Kyrstie is founder of the blog A Fresh Legacy where she inspires families to grow their own kitchen garden and provides many helpful resources for setting up a veggie patch at home. She also shares many recipes for creating healthy family meals, including ingredients you may have grown in your own backyard.
The book is based on the idea that growing just one fruit, vegetable or herb in your backyard will spark an ongoing joy in producing and harvesting even more home grown food. The book not only shows you what herbs and vegetables to grow, how to grow them and when, but also goes further by explaining how to best use your home grown produce in the kitchen through meal planning and recipes.
**One lucky reader has the opportunity to win a copy of the book – keep reading for details!**
In conjunction with Sebamed
As a mum of three children finding time to maintain a decent skincare regime can be tricky and sometimes non-existent!
While I usually moisturise and cleanse my face every day, the rest of my body tends to be left to fend for itself, until I realise how dry my hands are and I suddenly pull out the moisturisers sitting on the bathroom shelf.
Recently, I was contacted by Sebamed to try out a range of their skincare and baby products. I thought it was a good chance to improve my skin condition while also trying out some skin products geared towards sensitive skin given that I have a recently turned one-year-old as well as a daughters with sensitive skin, including eczema. I also develop rosacea on the face from time to time, so I’m quite careful about which skin products I choose for me and my family.
**One of my lucky readers will also get the chance to try out the Sebamed range for themselves with a special mum and baby pack up for grabs – keep reading for more details!**
* In conjunction with the Travel Kids Club
Lately it feels like my Miss 10 has been growing up, and quickly! She’s becoming much more aware of the world around her.
A couple of weeks ago, she mentioned how she was joining a bunch of students at her school to raise awareness of animals facing extinction across the world and run a fundraiser to give money to a charity that helps with this.
Definitely a proud mum moment!
I also think that it’s important for my children to understand that there are many people in the world who are not as fortunate as them. It is easy for children (hey, even adults!) to take our life for granted.
Recently, I became aware of the Travel Kids Club that aims to give gives kids, aged six to 11 years, the confidence to make a difference.