Author Archives: chrisedwards

Veggie & Boogie burger recipes

burger recipes

PUMPKIN + FETA BURGERS WITH MINT PESTO + CRISPY BAKED ONIONSMakes 6 patties • 3 cups pumpkin, grated • 1 egg • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour (or flour of your choice) • 1 tsp salt • 1 tbsp sweet paprika • 100g / 3.5oz feta, crumbled Mint pesto Makes around 1 1/2 cups • 80g […]

DIY: Make your own chalk

DIY Chalk

WHAT YOU NEED • plaster of Paris  • water • disposable mixing containers (try paper cups) • disposable mixing utensils (try icy-pole sticks, plastic spoons or thick bamboo skewers) • powdered tempera paint  • baking paper  • masking tape (not washi)  • 5–8 toilet paper rolls  • scissors WHAT YOU NEED TO DO 1. Tape […]

Tips for Dealing with an Anxious Child

anxious kids

1. Avoid reassurance: Our first instinct is to tell our child that there’s nothing to worry about; meanwhile, their brain is telling them that it’s a life-or-death situation. Saying “don’t worry, it’s going to be okay” simply tells our child that we don’t understand what they’re feeling. Validate their anxiety and then set about solving […]

boring sandwiches end here

sandwich ideas

Soggy sandwiches end here. Righting the wrongs of the lunch-makers before us. Sandwich ideas this way. SANDWICH RECIPE 1.PLEASE SIR, I WANT SOME SLAW  Ingredients:• 1/2 small red cabbage, shredded• 2 medium carrots, grated• 1 fennel bulb, finely sliced• 2 spring onions, finely sliced• juice of 1 lemon• 1/4 cup mayonnaise * Stick the slaw […]

Bedtime Meditation for Kids

Bedtime mediation for kids

The following bedtime meditation for kids combines relaxation and visualisation techniques to encourage kids to calm themselves before sleep. Before you try it, carry out your usual bedtime routine, tuck them in and turn out the light. Meditation can literally make your brain bigger. A study by Harvard neuroscientists found that just eight weeks of […]

Sugar biscuits

sugar biscuit recipe

Perfect for school lunches, these little biscuits are easy and fun! • 190g / 6.5oz unsalted butter, at room temperature • 1 cup caster sugar • 1 egg • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract • 1/2 tsp salt • 330g / 11.5oz plain flour, sifted 1. Beat butter and sugar in the bowl of an […]

ELDERFLOWER + EDIBLE FLOWERS ICY-POLE

Icy-Pole-Recipe

Cool down with this delicious and very pretty Elderflower & edible flowers icy-pole recipe! • 30ml / 1oz elderflower cordial • 1 cup water • lime or lemon juice, to taste • edible flowers, such as marigold/calendula, pansy/viola, lavender, basil/hives/dill/rosemary/fennel flowers, nasturtium, cornflowers, rose, chamomile, borage 1. Combine the cordial and water in a jug, […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT AN APPLE A DAY

An apple a day keeps the doctor away is probably the first bit of dietary advice that most of us can remember receiving. But is it true? Those eight words are the foundational text of a healthy diet, nutrition’s version of “thou shalt not kill”. But where did this prescription for daily apple consumption come […]

Colour & Children

colour and children

An Article by Liz Evans with Colour Psychologist Angela Wright Back in the 1990s, iconic Icelandic singer Björk told me that she loved to wear orange. She felt it was a healing colour, and good for her soul.  At the time I thought it was a very Björk thing to say–typically lovely, and refreshingly original, […]