Vegetable Delivery Day

We love getting our vegetables and free range eggs delivered. Not only do we get to support a local business (Village Vegies) we can trust that our produce is fresh and mostly sourced from either local farmers and Australian farmers (sometimes, but not often, from NZ too).

For $35 we get pretty much all the fresh fruit and veg that we need in a week.

Thursday is our delivery day which makes it our favourite week day. I never grow tired of seeing the excitement on our boys faces. They love helping me unpack the box, telling me what each item is called and learning the names of what they haven’t seen before.

Each delivery is a new challenge. I base my meal plan around the contents of the box. It encourages us to eat more fresh fruit and Vegies. The most amazing benefit is our children have started eating more vegetables. Previously they were really fussy and refused to eat quite a few vegetables but now that they are learning more about the food they eat they are more willing to try everything.

In today’s delivery we got a wonderful bunch of celery. It is now chopped up in snack sized pieces just waiting to be crunched and munched on.

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Feeling blessed

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a PartyLite candle party at my friends place. It was such a tempting party to attend full of lovely women and indulgent food. There were so many beautiful candles and accessories. I stayed strong and only ordered 2 melt packs. 🙂 I can’t wait for them to arrive. I was even lucky enough to win the lucky door prize! It is a pity I left early so didn’t get to bring my prize home.

I haven’t been using my candles lately so today when I woke I looked through my stash and chose one that a gorgeous friend of mine gave me. It is currently filling my house with its beautiful scent.

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While I knit some more of my beautiful hoodie.

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I hope where ever you are today something lovely brightens your day.
Xxx

Depresso

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Feeling rather depresso lately.
We have been having trouble with our MAP coffee machine. It has basically been worn out (just out of warranty). So it has been a long time between decent coffee.
Those that know Marty and I would know that this is just NOT an option we can live with.

This time last week, after three of the coffee capsules exploded and I still didn’t get myself a coffee! We decided enough was enough. Popped down to our local Harvey Norman to find coffee machines on sale. After spying an awesome machine, with a to good to be true price tag we bought it. They didn’t have one out back but promised it would be in on Friday.

It wasn’t.

So on Sunday we found ourselves staring at a full bag of beans lustfully. For those interested you can brew coffee in a teapot.

Yes, in a true despresso moment I made coffee in my teapot and it was AMAZING! Haha.

Another trick for Capsule machine lovers is to put a small hole in the back of the capsules before using them. I don’t think the coffee tastes awesome that way but you do get coffee. 😉

Crossing fingers our machine arrives soon because I’m feeling despresso today and this instant isn’t cutting it. I dislike instant but when a tired mum needs a caffeine kick it is desperate times. 🙂

Village Vegies – Fruit and Vegetable delivery service

A couple of weeks ago we had a Village Vegies flyer dropped in our letter box. We were so happy to find it because fresh Australian grown preferably local produce is important to us. Having 2 little ones often makes shopping a difficult task so free home delivery makes it win, win, WIN!

So for the last 2 weeks we have had Village Vegies delivered to our door. So far the quality of the produce and the customer service have been beyond exceptional. I love opening the box for the first time and smelling the freshness. The fruit and veg has stayed fresh for so much longer than what we have bought in the supermarkets.

They also sell local honey, local free range eggs, fresh organic Australian orange juice, Artisan made turkish bread and fresh flowers. We have purchased everything but the flowers now and are very impressed.

I cannot recommend them enough so if you live in the Southern Highlands or know anyone who does look them up here.

On this day I am grateful for… 3/10/2012

Today I am grateful for

*Being well again – I have been really sick (and so has my little family) so I have missed a few days of my grateful challenge.

*My teeth – even though they are deteriorating they make it possible to eat

*Weightloss – almost being at my goal weight (well before I celebrated with banoffee pie that is)

A touch of Tea

We came across A touch of Tea on our way home from shopping at Bowral Woolies. My gorgeous man pointed it out and I not so patiently waited until Saturday to check it out.

Inside the walls were lined with everything anyone would need to have the perfect cup of tea. There were beautiful tea pots, mesh balls and tea cups everywhere. Teas of all flavours were on display in cute little sealed glass sample pots. It was nice to see what the leaves looked and smelt like before buying them.

There were so many teas to choose from. We ended up buying a Chocolate Chai, Earl Grey Green Tea and a small bag of Cold & Flu Allergy Aid. The whole time we were walking around the shop the shop keeper was watching us and our reactions to the different teas. At first I thought it was because we had Jumping Jake with us but we were surprised at the end to receive 2 free tea samples (Marco Polo & Ginger Green Tea) perfectly matched to our tastes.

If you love tea and find yourself in Bowral visiting A touch if Tea is a must 🙂