Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Brew for a sleepy day

Today was a work day and last night was spent getting up and down to soothe an unsettled boy. Not being a coffee drinker and missing breakfast i was seriously fading by mid morning. Enter a brilliant wake up tea    (and a bowl of cereal for morning tea).

Red African Fire is a rooibus tea with red safflowers and orange flavours. It has beautiful vibrant orange flecks in the tea leaves and releases a light orange smell when you open the bag.

Its hard to get a good picture of just how bright orange it is, but you can get a bit of an idea.
It is quite a strong flavour with the orange being quite prominent and it just seems to make you feel fresher and brighten you up a bit. Perfect for a long afternoon at work or for a sleepy mummy who needs to wake up a bit.

Luckily for me i always keep a small supply of tea at work and an infuser pot for just such moments. I was refreshed for a little bit longer anyway.
It was nice to pick up my little man and head home at the end of today and i even had a bit of energy to try another whole food recipe. Tonight it was lentils with tomato and bacon.

A bit messy to cook

But totally delicious to eat, add a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of parmesan and a side of sausages for the meatatarian and it was perfect. I had a bread roll with mine and it was amazingly delicious comfort food, i  could eat bowls and bowls of this stuff. I didn't really think about the lack of veges in the meal until i dished up so a side salad might be in order next time. So satisfying and yet so good for you.

So this week im trying to get a few more crafts done this week, since going back to work (even for only 2 days) i seem to have much less time to get everything done. It's so hard to balance all my time and everything i need and want to get done. I'm in awe of the ladies of blogs like Soulemama and Gooseberry jam with big families and yet they manage to fit so much into thier day. It's really inspiring, maybe it's time to reassess what's important in my day. I know what's important right now is a hot cocoa and curling up in bed with a book. Have a great sleep people. Take care xx

P.S A sneak peek of a project i'm trying to finish off this week.

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