Egg, dairy, gluten and nut free peppermint thins

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Christmas, baking | January 20, 2017 | By

Egg, dairy, gluten and nut free peppermint thins

We usually make these Egg, dairy, gluten and nut free peppermint thins as part of our Christmas presents to teachers as I think they are a really lovely gift….you really wouldn’t know it was an ‘adapted-for-allergies’ version!  My 9 year old has always loved making wee presents for her extended family so she asked if we could make these for her Grandparents the other day.  I had a ton of requests for the recipe after I shared a pic on Instagram, so here goes!  We hope you all love them too 🙂

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Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Sticky Date Pudding

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desserts | January 8, 2017 | By

I’ve loved Sticky Date Pudding since forever and I happened to have some dates leftover from a Wedding Cake I’m making so thought I’d have a bash at making this Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Sticky Date Pudding since my youngest REALLY loves cake.  And dates.  It went down a treat with some lovely visitors I had today and the two kids that can eat it in my house both love it.  The eldest mostly because she has some weird infatuation with anything caramel.

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How to turn sensory water beads into an awesome learning opportunity

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activities | January 5, 2017 | By

How to turn sensory water beads into an awesome learning opportunity

I’m all about free play with my 3 crazy kids and I love setting up art and craft activities which are completely open-ended and just sitting back to see where they will take it.  If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know my kids have wildly different temperaments so it’s always really fun seeing the different directions they take things.  

Have you tried using sensory water beads with your children?  They are awesome fun, and I got a packet of a thousand for less than $2 on aliexpress.  They are so simple to use: you literally just tip them into a bowl of water and you can watch them fluff up right in front of your eyes.  They have the most glorious feel.

Warning: these are not safe to be swallowed, so obviously watch little children really closely.

How to turn sensory water beads into an awesome learning opportunity

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