Melbourne. Nanny. Aunty. Lover. Veggie. Crafty. Foodie.

Recipe time!

Super simple Ricotta Gnocci from ‘Apples for Jam’ by Tessa Kiros

Ingredients-

500g (1lb 2oz) good quality ricotta cheese
2tbs grated parmesan cheese
100g (3 1/2oz) plain (all purpose) flour
Pinch of salt
Butter & grated parmesan to serve.

Method- Bring large pot of salted water to the boil Mix ricotta, parmesan, flour and salt in a large bowl. With lightly floured hands, roll out the dough into thin sausages (about 1.5cm / 5/8in thick) Avoid adding extra flour- makes the Gnocci tough! Cut with a sharp knife into little dumplings about 2cm (3/4in) long

Drop Gnocci into boiling water and cook for about 45 seconds until the float to the top. As the bob up, lift them out with a slotted spoon and serve immediately!

Enjoy!

This dish is great for kids, especially with a yummy tomato veggie pasta sauce. I make these all the time for the children I look after. They are yummy on their own (cold or hot!) and make great finger food for younger children :)

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Gaia Skincare - Pure, Natural & Organic

Beautiful, fresh smelling baby skincare that you want to steal for yourself? Gaia.

I come across so many baby skincare brands- most of which make MY skin red and itchy. If my adult skin has such a terrible reaction, imagine how a tiny baby’s skin is reacting.
I would dread giving the kids a bath and loathe changing nappies.

Everything changed when one of my families discovered Gaia. As always, I was cautious to try this new ‘miracle cure’. So many brands prior had claimed to be free and natural, but turned out to be chemical filled, foul smelling potions.
As soon as I smelt Gaia, I knew they weren’t lying. Their products smell and feel ‘real’, my hands felt soothed instantly and I knew I was in love. I couldn’t wait for the kids bath time. Once again, Gaia didn’t disappoint, the products made the little ones skin even softer (is that even possible!?) and there was no redness to be seen.

Side note: Gaia also have products for men and woman, so there’s no need to steal baby’s shampoo!

At $11.50 for a 250ml bottle of body wash/shampoo/bath wash Gaia isn’t the cheapest skincare brand on the market, but it’s by far the best.

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- NannyHannah

(PS. I am currently in the process of arranging some Gaia samples for a little giveaway, so please spread the word about NannyHannah & I’ll let you know how you can enter very soon!)

Ice-cream style babychino!

A quick, simple & yummy fruit flower.

What you need:
-Any fruit that your munchkin enjoys (apple, banana, blueberries, grapes, strawberries/raspberries)
-Yoghurt

How to make it:
-Place a big blob of yoghurt in the centre of the plate
-Arrange the fruit around the yoghurt to create a flower pattern (think petals)

Enjoy!

Tips:
- You can use apple sauce or fruit purée instead of the yogurt
- Why not try a savory version? Try veggies and dip/ Greek yoghurt instead :)

A new song for you all :)

(Sang to the tune of ‘I’m a little teapot’)

DINOSAUR EGGS!

Only got eggs left in the panty? Kids begging you for something special for lunch? Why not give these a crack (pun totally intended)

What you need-
Fresh eggs
Saucepan
Water
Food colour
Multiple bowls

Method-
Bring water to the boil in the saucepan
Place eggs gently into the water & cook until hard boiled

While eggs are cooking place 3-4 drops of colour into your little bowls, top with water (enough to cover 1 egg)

Once eggs are cooked, immediately tap with a knife/spoon so that cracks appear in the shell (don’t crack too much, you want the shell to stay intact)
Place cracked eggs into the food colouring, allow to sit for 15-20 minutes
Run eggs under cold water to get rid of any excess dye.
Peels eggs & enjoy!

Tips-
For an exciting breaky, prepare eggs the night before and leave in the dye mix over night.

Experiment with multicoloured eggs, dip the top in red and the bottom in blue!

The more cracks you make, the more coloured the egg will be. Remember to leave some shell uncracked so you can see the pattern!

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If you have any suggestions or specific questions please send me an ask or email - nannyhannah@live.com

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I’d love to share my knowledge & passion with as many people as possible :)

Once I get to a certain number of followers, I will be doing a small giveaway.

I honestly hope that this blog continues to grow and I manage to get some fabulous sponsors. That’s my big dream.

Gah! This has been a disjointed post, courtesy of my new job nerves.
Tomorrow is the big day!!

xx H