Monday, November 26, 2007

So Green

Finally got the backyard rotary hoed in preparation for an awesome garden (including vegies). This is my long suffering, hard working hubby. First he checked the pH level in the soil, then he limed it accordingly and here he's having his arms vibrated out of there sockets! Those rose bushes behind him are nearly 35 years old and they are the old variety - they have a beautiful strong scent, so lovely.
And this is the calendar swap I took part in. 13 of these pages - can you guess how many Stampinup products I used? And this is how green it is at the farm - that house in the distance, on top of the hill... that's our new house-to-be. Great big sun room and craft studio so it will be perfect for scrapbooking retreats for all my friends. Imagine scrapping with 360 degree views of the mountains. Anyone interested?

John and Jack and I went to the farm this weekend - New calves needed checking, 3 little bulls to mark - Murrumbateman to Yass to Gundagai still very dry but turn left at Gundagai and head for the mountains and it's lush. Yes LUSH and green. A sight for sore eyes after the terrible drought we've just endured (and some are still enduring).

will post more soon about the awesome Gluten Free and Allergy Show. Amazing.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spread the Word - DigestEasy

well we survived the car trip to Sydney - too much rubbish to eat on the way, too much pollution and way too much traffic! next time I go near that place I'm flying.

But the Show was fantastic, everywhere we went I learnt something new. Claudia was amazing - she knows her stuff. Every stall we visited (like, every one of them!) she said, "Now where can I buy this in Canberra?" By the end of the day I think everyone knew about us Canberrans and hopefully most of those stall holders will descend on our health food shops. I told everyone I met that there was a HUGE market in Canberra, JUST HUGE!!

There were 3 things I learnt that will help me...

1. Ogran. They make everything gluten free. Orgran are my friend.

2. Dairy free icecream tastes good believe it or not.

3. BioHawk. Drink this DigestEasy and you don't need anything else. Hard to believe I know but true. I met Professor Cliff Hawkins (BSc PhD DSc, CEO of Natbio and a lot more VERY impressive credentials) at his stall and after his off-sider gave me the spiel I said "WHY is everyone else here at this show? Why aren't you the only one here?" Sounds dumb but Professor Hawkins has discovered (after 40 years of research) that 'susceptibility to the diseases linked to food protein intolerance is genetically determined" and has created BioHawk DigestEasy (also known as Zb spices). You take it as a day and night tonic and use it in the preparation of food made from all those things you are intolerant of, and it breaks down the proteins that cause the food intolerance and allergies. Truly amazing.

How can it help? And I quote: "Biohawk's DigestEasy with its special blend of ginger spices is rich in enzymes designed by nature to break down proteins with structures that cause health and nutritional problems as well as over 200 other extensively studied bio-actives. The NatBio-bioHawk technology harvests the full potential of the ginger spices. The special blend of ginger spices eliminates the immune hypersensitivity to the proteins in particular foods and on the surfaces of micro-organisms. In addition, in order to obtain the benefits of Biohawk DigestEasy, the product can be taken orally, or added during the processing of food, for example when making bread or pasta."

If you want some then email cliff[dot]hawkins[at]bigpond[dot]com or write PO Box 86 Archerfield QLD 4108. Stupidly Claudia and I didn't have $20 between us (and believe me we turned our handbags inside out) to buy the smallest bottle.

This stuff is life changing. Spread the word.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Gluten Free and Allergy Show

I'm off to the Gluten Free and Allergy Show in Sydney on November 17. Mum and I are driving up together - we've got the day off from the MOTHs and we're gonna burn rubber up to Sydney with a brain full of impertinent questions. If your child has food intolerances then maybe you should join us. There's two of us going and if you'd like to join the car pool then email me! She doesn't know it yet but while we are enjoying the fast moving scenery, I intend to get Mum to brain dump on me everything she knows - and after 3 kids she knows quite a bit! I mean, I'VE never heard of Kamut bread, have you?

If you can't join us but you want some answers, then email me your questions and I'll try to get the answers.

We have just discovered that Jack is dairy intolerant and I have a sneaky suspicion that he is gluten intolerant too - AARRRGGGHHH! Well I am asthmatic and John gets really bad hay fever so he smokes to disguise the symptoms (outside the house btw), so what did I expect? NOW that I know a bit, what did I expect?!!

Oh, and Katie - a drop toilet is an outside toilet - way up the back of the yard, with no lighting and no flush. Creep through the back yard with your candle, making sure that the breeze doesn't blow it out before you get there, open the dusty door and make sure the breeze doesn't blow your candle out, hold the candle high above your head and make sure you have no company and there are no eyes watching you, and then flush with a large helping of ashes, open the door quickly and make sure the breeze doesn't blow your candle out and then run like HELL back to the house and the safety of your warm bed and swear you'll go before sunset next time. That's a long drop toilet.