You know it’s been a productive day in the garden when you have to strip off at the back door because you are very wet and extremely muddy!
The satisfaction in tending plants, vegetables and ripping out weeds is something that unless you are into the whole gardening thing is tricky to explain. I’ve (Claire) been like this since a child, I’m not a fair weather gardener, nor are my parents or were my grandparents. I find solace in our daft ducks (Daisy, Beano, Claudia (as in Winkleman) and Lilly), conversation with the rabbit (Wasabi, don’t judge you’d be surprised) and great humour in our dog, Molly who is really half kangaroo. We have swathes of long grasses that run the length of the garden and she leaps through them like a newborn lamb with turbo boosters!
Normally we’d all be out there but my youngest is running an interesting range of temperatures between 36 & 40 so we’ve taken turns to cuddle and care.
Can you tell we are avoiding talking about the huge elephant in the room? Does anyone mind if we keep avoiding the elephant until things become a little clearer? We hope not.
Our Week in Breakfasts –
Well we’ve been experimenting with some non fruit smoothies, that will fit with Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar 8 week programme – it’s challenging, although our smoothies are rarely fully fruit based to remove it completely, even though it’s just meant to be for 5 weeks isn’t easy! We understand the principles why so will continue to give it a go (please don’t pick us up too much on it if the odd bit of fruit slips in) we eat such a negligible amount of processed sugar so rely on berries and we have been fruit free before when we first gave up sugar, so we know the theory of giving it up for 60 days to break the sweet tooth cravings works. Harsh but true!
Our Week in Food -
Kilner & Mason Cash have been gradually releasing the Summer Picnic recipes we created for them. There’s a great competition running on Facebook to win the Kilner drinks dispensers.
So far we’ve seen the recipes for refreshing drinks, mock-tails, dips and salads – this next week will reveal a couple more too so keep your eyes peeled. We’ll be putting them on the Clean Supper Club blog and in the recipe pages too.
We’d also like to recommend you take the time to listen to the BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme. The last two episodes on the subject of Gut Health have been fascinating, enlightening and in many ways a revelation! We’ve been doing our research for a while now and putting the things we’ve learnt into practice but to hear about this incredible subject spoken about with such depth of knowledge by people at the fore front of the exploration into our micro biomes is mind blowing! If you have gut health issues, diabetes, suffer with depression, food intolerance, an autoimmune disease (and goodness knows who else this research will help) please if you get chance listen to these 2 programmes.
PART 1 That Gut Feeling
PART 2 That Gut Feeling
Heading off now as going to listen to a bit more Glastonbury, at least I've got rid of the mud now.
Have a super gut friendly week!
Claire & Sarah
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