K is for Potassium

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Looking at the periodic table the symbol K is for Potassium , a key element that majority of our Green plants love. To keep a plant bold and beautiful, it needs one of the key ingredients, Potassium.

Why else does your plant need Potassium?

🪴 Helps the chemical and metabolically process

🪴 Assists in photosynthesis

🪴 Generates chlorophyll

🪴 Regulated movement of water amongst cells

For the love of our plants babies, have you looked at your plants and asked them how they are, they may not talk back but they may have symptoms of a potassium deficiency.

A plant will tell you if needs potassium by;

🪴 You’re vegetables and fruits are not ripening.

🪴 The leaves at the bottom half of them plant are turning yellow

🪴 The growth of your plant have slowed or even stopped.

A way to feed your plant Potassium?

Avoiding chemical fertilisers, your plant will eat up the Potassium in banana peel. So rather than throwing out you banana peel , give it to your Potassium loving plants.

What can do you with banana peel?

🍌 Banana Peel Tea

🍌 Banana Peel powder

🍌 Compost it

🍌 Apply it directly into the soil by cutting it into pieces.

Do it Yourself – Banana Peel Tea

All you need is banana peel straight off your bananas, place that peel in a jar of water with a lid. Keep it in for 7 days. Remove the peel from the jar with the tea, and tip it at the base of your plant.

Key note

It depends on the plant on how much you need to feed it potassium, it also depends on the season and the environment your plant is living in.

Light & fluffy lunch

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High in protein, light & fluffy, delicate and easy! How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, fried, boiled, omellete or maybe another way? I was tossing up between scrambled or a omellete for lunch… I chose an omellete, flipping it wasn’t as successful as other times but the taste was amazing and fulfilling.

Mini cheesecake

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Yummo, with cream cheese in the fridge I wanted something to do with it rather than wasting it. So I decided to make Mini Cheesecakes. The recipe is for 6 but ended up having enough mixture for a few more. Feel free to try this recipe.

Ingredients

250g of room temp cream cheese, – 1 tsp of vanilla extract (if you don’t have that use maple syrup, can use more than a teaspoon to bring out the maple flavour) – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 2 eggs mix in separately – 1/2 cup caster sugar – granita biscuits for the base or choc ripple

Try not to over whip the cream cheese I made that mistake. Bake for 20 mins, 118 degrees and leave out for ten mins and then put in fridge for an hour.

Homemade smoothie turned into ice-cream

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Froze 2 bananas and some strawberries the day before I made a smoothie in a glass rather than bowl.
Rather than adding sugar I used a more natural sweetener known as honey. I also added a small amount of lactose free milk as that’s better for my diet.
With enough patience this is what your aim game is.
I have also frozen some for hot days. I believe my bird approved.

Healthy choice happy self

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The white over the fruit with the pancakes is just a little bit of thickened cream with icing sugar added in. I’m really enjoying eating a bit healthier.

Simple and Tasty

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Last night I took part in making Hawaiian Scrolls for the family. Simple and Tasty, and who doesn’t love Puff pastry. This cooking experience is also a great experience for children. You can chose either sweet or savory .

If you are looking for ways to keep occupied during these tough times or just looking for something simple to make then you should try making scrolls.

200 degrees for 15 to 20 mins

Make sure you have defrosted your Puff pastry before you try to roll it as it can break.

You can use tomato or BBQ sauce I find it’s easier to apply all over with the base of the spoon. I used leggos pizza sauce. Cheese, ham and pineapple.