Thursday, 12 January 2012

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Pizzas!

It can sometimes be a bit of a challenge to make party style snack foods on a gluten free dairy free diet...but I think we hit the jackpot with these:


The bases were made using Hale & Hearty Quick & Easy Pizza Mix which is by far the best gluten free mix we have tried (and we have tried quite a the name of research of course ;-)). We made up the mix, rolled out and cut into 3 inch circles with scone cutters. The circles were then topped with tomato paste, some dried Italian herbs and grated Mozzarella style Cheezly then sliced tomatoes and sauteed courgette & red onion. Cooked for about 15 minutes at 200 degrees and voila - delicious mini pizzas without a sniff of gluten or casein.

Yum yum.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Making Pomanders

pomander face

In Elizabethan times, people believed that the Plague was caused by foul smells, so they made pomanders to keep the air smelling sweet.

Yesterday, we made pomanders. This is Waif's in progress. I think this lovely chap will definitely keep the plague away this winter :-)

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Art

Oh my, has it really been that long since I posted on here?!

Thought I would share the rather fabulous posters the boys made for Halloween this year. The instructions are on That Artist Woman's blog. If you haven't been there before, do stop and check it out. She has some wonderful projects for kids of all ages.

Here are a couple of progress shots:

halloween poster in progress
boys work on halloween posters

And here are the finished articles. First up Gman (11):

gman halloween poster

I just love the little devil fella top right. He started out as an owl, but then when Gman stuck the nose on upside down, that changed! A great lesson in the art of accepting mistakes, and realising that sometimes great things come from them! Gman was especially pleased with his extraordinarily gruesome eyeball :-)

Next up, Waif (6):

waif halloween poster

Possibly the cutest, saddest Frankenstein's Monster you are ever likely to see!

Friday, 22 July 2011

An ICAD tribute to home education

When I bought a magazine this morning, I was given a complementary copy of a well known national newspaper...rather than waste it, I thought I would just start snipping words that attracted my attention and put these on my index card. It ended up as quite a tribute to the joys of home education, so I thought I would post it on here!

ICAD Ode to Homeschooling

The boys have continued another week with the ICAD Challenge. Here's a card each from their week:

Gman -

take me to your leader

Waif -

icad 19 july waif go slow

The rest can be found in our Flickr set here.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Halfway thru the ICAD Challenge

And Waif is celebrating with fireworks:

icad 15 july waif

Check out Daisy Yellow for more ICAD fun!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Felt like making pizza

I know, it's been a while :-)

But couldn't resist sharing Waif's felt pizza with you:

waif makes pizza (1)

waif with pizza

We roughly followed this tutorial. I cut the pieces out but Waif did all the sewing. Very proud of him :-)

There is so much I could be reporting here. The boys have been busy making lapbooks, and writing poems and stories, and just generally soaking stuff up, but where's the time?!?!

They are still continuing with Daisy Yellow's ICAD challenge. Here's a couple of recent cards from each of them.


icad 7 july gman

icad 4 july gman shark


icad 10 july

icad 6 july waif

If you wanna see more, check out our Flickr set.