Friday, August 13, 2010

Foods to avoid when pregnant

  • Raw seafood (such as oysters, sushi and sashimi) or cold cooked prawns);
  • Soft cheeses such as blue, brie, camembert, feta and ricotta (these are safe if cooked and served hot);
  • Cold meats(deli and pre-packed);
  • Smoked seafood such as smoked salmon, smoked oysters (although canned smoked oysters are safe);
  • Pate;
  • Refrigerated foods that are past their ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates;
  • Deli chickenTakeaway cooked and diced chicken (such as in chicken sandwiches from the deli);
  • Unpasteurised dairy products Unpasteurised milk or food made from unpasteurised milk.;
  • Pre-prepared salads or stored salads;

Safe food to eat when pregnant
Even though you do need to be careful, you don’t need to rule out all meat, seafood, chicken and salad.

These foods are ok:

* Food fully cooked to ‘steaming’ hot and eaten hot (eat meat well done, not rare)
* Freshly prepared salads (wash fruit and vegetables well before using them, store any leftovers immediately in the fridge and eat within a day)
* Home-cooked chicken (store any leftovers in the fridge straight away and eat hot within one day)
* Freshly cooked seafood
* Hard cheese, processed cheese, cheese spreads, plain cream cheese, plain cottage cheese
* Home-cooked cold meat eaten within 24 hours of cooking
* Pasteurised dairy products (milk, yoghurt, custard, packaged frozen ice-cream)
* Canned foods

Monday, August 9, 2010

Play Dough Recipe

What You Need:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Food colouring

What To Do:

  1. Mix the flour, water salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan over medium heat until thick.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool and then add the oil and knead well over a floured cutting board or similar.
  3. Divide this blob evenly into as many colours as you'd like to make.
  4. Add food colouring to each ball until it is just the colour your child is looking for.

That's it! Allow the children to let their imaginations run wild!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Easter Hat Parade Ideas

Steps to making this hat:

1. I used a child cap as the base, wrapped the cardboard around the rim to fit the size of the cap, created the base and top and just glued it all together.

2. The bunny face, ears and teeth I just created through drawing the templates myself.

3. The eyes, foam ball (cut in half) and the other bits and pieces I purchased through the bargin stores.

4. I just decorated the rest with coloured paper by cutting egg shapes and glued it straight onto the hat.

This hat was so easy to make.

I purchased everything from a $2 bargain store.

I purchased the hat which came with the feather frills from the bargain store and just decorated the hat with various bits and pieces which I also purcahsed from the same bargain store.

Just glued them on with a heat glue gun.

Princess and Flower Cup Cake Themed Ideas

Princess Cup Cake Themed Ideas

Flower Cup Cake Themed Ideas

Bart Simpson Birthday Cake

Barbie Birthday Cake

Face Painting Ideas - Butterfly's, Clowns, Rabbits


Sad Clown/Happy Clown