This month was my first period since going dairy free. You can read a bit more about that here. I have no idea if this is related but my flow was much heavier than usual, six days instead of the usual four, and I felt really sluggish and crampy for the duration. I’ve heard anecdotally that the hormones fed to dairy cows to maintain their milk supply can be passed onto us in our dairy products. I must do some research into this to see if there’s any truth to it. Because if that’s the case, it might make sense that cutting out dairy would affect my hormone levels.
I’ve been a bit slack on the blogging front because I’m busy preparing for my next Market Night over at The Pie Patch Shop on Sunday 8th March. Please do pop along if you’d like to grab a little bit of crocheted loveliness, like these toddler legwarmers. Perfect for cloth bum kids or babywearing, or just for looking generally funky and fabulous!
I’ve been working with Helen from Lady Days on something very special. Regular readers will already know what a fan I am of this brand. I’ve written about these pads several times before and even hosted a giveaway. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the standard Lady Days pads:
Yep. There it is. Good, solid lines. Perfect stitching. Quality materials.
So I had a bash with my slow cooker this week. Thought I’d start with something straight forward so went for beef stew. It was fine but not as thick or rich as my usual stew done on the hob. I think I added too much liquid though so I’ll know next time. It’s certainly a learning curve; a very different way of cooking to what I do usually. But it has freed up more time for crochet and tackling the never-ending laundry pile.
I’ve got a slow cooker! I blogged about my need for one here. Now that I’m juggling my own business, a household, and two children at different schools with different pick-up times and no car, my time in the kitchen has rapidly declined. I know slow cookers have had a bit of a moment recently so I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and see if it really does make life any easier, without skimping on fresh, nourishing, family meals.