Wild Horses

If you listen closely, you can hear them.

Gradually, the noise gets louder and louder, until their right in front of your eyes.

Horses.

Wild Horses.

Luscious manes loose and swept back by the wind, muscular legs pumping back and forth, large, innocent eyes, rimmed with thick lashes.

Surely this is true beauty.

The Tree Of All Fruits

In a meadow not far from where I live is a tree, but this tree is like no other.

It grows apples.

There is nothing quite remarkable about that, as apples grow on many trees, but it also grows oranges.

And bananas, and pomegranates, and cherries, and pears, and every other fruit imaginable.

The fruit isn’t just pretty, it’s also tasty.

The oranges are bursting with juicy pulp, the apples are redder than rubies, the bananas are always moist and delicious, and every other fruit on the tree has something that makes them uniquely brilliant.

Every Saturday, when there is no school, I get to feast on colourful fruit until I feel as if I might burst!

But one day, when I arrived at the tree, I saw something horrible.

All the fruit was GONE!

Underneath the tree, sitting in the shade of the emerald leaves, was a boy!

The boy had clearly eaten all the luscious fruits from the tree.

He was surrounded by apple cores, bananas skins, and peach pips, as well as the remainders of all the other fruits that he gobbled down.

This is not good.

He is about to eat the last fruit!

I need to stop him!

Kale & Orange Super Smoothie 🥬🍊

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 kale leaves
  • Green Health Probiotic Powder (Available at health stores, but you can skip it.)

Utensils:

  • Knife
  • Serving glasses
  • Chopping board
  • Blender or NutriBullet

Steps:

1. wash the kale leaves and get rid of the stem.

2. Put the kale leaves into a blender/NutriBullet.

3. Cut the oranges into chunks and put that in too.

4. Pour in the green health probiotic powder, then add around 120ml of water.

5. Blend until smooth.

6. If your smoothie is too thick, add more water.

7. Enjoy!

Creamy Banana & Spinach Health Smoothie🍌

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 2 bananas
  • Green Health Probiotic Powder (available in health shops, but you can skip it.)
  • Handful of spinach

Utensils:

  • Serving Glasses
  • Knife
  • Blender or NutriBullet
  • Chopping Board

Steps:

1. Put a handful of spinach into a blender/NutriBullet.

2. Cut up two bananas into chunks, and put them into your blender/NutriBullet.

3. Pour in some Green health probiotic powder, and add around 120ml of water.

4. Blend until smooth.

5. If your smoothie is too thick, add a bit more water.

6. Enjoy!

Rosemary Butter Biscuits 🍪

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup whole meal flour

Steps:

  • Finely chop the rosemary, and put into a mixing bowl, as well as the sugar.
  • Using your hands, mix the butter into the rosemary sugar. Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined. (If your dough is all crumbly, add a bit of milk to it.)
  • Wrap in the dough in baking paper and put in the freezer for 10-20 mins.
  • When chilled, take out of the freezer. Using a rolling pin, roll dough until it is 0.5 centimetres thick.
  • Cut cookies approximately 7 centimetres with a cookie cutter.
  • preheat the oven to 175c.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until edge are slightly golden. After removing from oven allow to sit on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes to ensure that the bottom side is set.
  • Decorate with coco powder, icing sugar and extra rosemary. (Optional.)
  • Enjoy! 🍪😋!

The Basement

The basement is a scary place.

That’s what I think.

My older sister Jasmine thinks it is not scary in the slightest bit, but then again, Jasmine was probably born on Venus. She’s weird.

The basement is dark and drippy, and full of strange and eery noises.

One time I was in the basement trying to find a tennis ball when A blobby creature started to make odd noises!

Turns out the blobby creature was actually a squeaky chair with an old jacket on it. Mum says I act like a big baby, and that there is no monsters in the basement, but I am determined to prove her wrong.

I HATE the basement.

I always get sent to get something from the basement, no matter how long I hold onto mums leg and have a tantrum. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I go down there about 75 times a WEEK!

It’s so unfair.

I am in the basement right now, because mum told me to get her old make up mirror.

“THUNK!”

Oh No!

Jasmine locked the basement doors!

This is bad, very bad.

By Sofia,

Tasmania, 2020

4 Delicious Ways to Eat Strawberries 🍓

Strawberries are wonderful to eat by them self, but what do you do when you want to change the way you eat them? Here are a few ways how you can use this delicious berry.


1. Strawberry Butter🍓

Strawberry butter might sound like something ridiculously difficult to make, but really it’s quite simple. All you have to do is put softened butter and strawberries in a blender and blend them until their combined! How simple is that?!

2. Strawberry Icy poles🍓

Don’t we all like a cold, icy treat on a hot day? Well, it really is that simple to make icy poles with out a big fuss. Here is one mouth watering recipe. Put strawberries and a little bit of honey in a blender, and blend until smooth. Mix in some yoghurt and freeze overnight in icy pole moulds. Next time you feel like your a scrambled egg, treat yourself to this frosty delight!❄️

3. Lightly Infused Strawberry Water💧🍓

Infused water is a great way to use leftover berry’s and fruits. It’s super simple to make, and very refreshing. Just cut a handful of strawberry’s into slices and put into a jug of water. If you like you can add other things to the mix, in fact, you don’t need to use strawberries if you don’t want to. Leave it in the fridge for a few hours. If you like, you can add ice cubes, but it is not necessary. Enjoy!

4. Summer Salads🥗

Strawberry’s taste incredible in salads! Juicy strawberries paired with crunchy salad leaves; Yum😋! Even a really bad chef can pull together a strawberry salad!

(Pictures might look different on real life, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t look like the photos:)

How To Clean Your Microwave With Lemons!🍋

Alas, one of the many annoying things you have to do is cleaning your microwave. When I say clean your microwave, I don’t mean attempting to wipe it down with a tissue.

I mean disinfecting it so that nothing really nasty gets stuck to it. It may be a job that you absolutely HATE, but in reality it is super simple and will only take you minutes.

All you have to do is cut some lemons into slices and place them into a bowl of water. Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Put the bowl into the microwave and turn it on for 5-10 mins.

Once the microwave beeps, turn it off but don’t open the microwave door. Leave the lemon mix in the microwave for another 5 mins, so that the warmth can stay in the microwave. The heat will steam the inside and soften the grime and food stains.

After the 5 mins is up, remove the bowl of lemon mix and wipe out the food stains and grime with a damp cloth. Done!

Simple Sponge Cake Recipe

(The colour and look of the cake in the picture is different to reality because of toppings and light.)

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour

Steps:

1. Line a 22cm cake pan with aluminium foil and set aside.

2. Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer for about 10 mins, or until mixture is thick and pale. Pour into a large bowl.

3. Sift flour two times onto a sheet of baking paper. Sift again over the egg and sugar mix. Using a balloon whisk, gently fold to combine. (Remember not to stir.) Pour in to prepared cake pan.

4. Cook in a moderate oven at 180C for around 25 mins, or until the edges of the sponge have slightly shrunk away from the pan.

5. When done, leave in pan for 5 mins. Put on a wire rack to cool down.

6. If desired, decorate.

7. Enjoy!

The Fairy Tree Poem

In a tree, not far from me, lives many tiny pixies.

They are small, and no where near the height of a bathroom stall.

In their tree they whisper and chatter, but none of them bothering to tell me the matter.

If only I knew, what they did and what they do, I would be able to gladly tell you.

I wish I could see, what they do in their tree, but I do not, so for my writing, I shall stop.

For no one has any business sticking their nose, into places they do not know, like the tree near me, with many tiny pixies.

The House Next Door

In the house next door lives a wrinkly, grumpy old man.

He has a cat who looks a lot like him.

Well, if he was covered in mangled orange fluff.

The house next door is frail and wobbly, and whoever built it must of had very bad eyesight, because the it looks more like a rubbish dump than somewhere a person lives.

There are rumours that at night, he dances to classical music with a broom.

Some times I fell sorry for him, it must get very lonely in his house with only a cat to comfort him.

But my sympathy is normally broken when he yells at me for squishing an ant.

Maybe he was once an ant; well, a very grumpy one.

He also is constantly throwing his old junk out of his upstairs window!

One time I was late for school because I nearly got crushed by a BATHTUB!

That guy sure is crazy.

The bad thing is that I have to walk past his house to get to the school bus.

But one day, I walked on to the bus, expecting to see the regular bus driver, but I saw something much worse.

IT WAS MY CRAZY NEIGHBOUR!

There he was.

Evil glint in his eye, cat fur all over his ancient cardigan, yellow teeth, and wispy, grey hair.

“All aboard!” He croaked in a raspy voice.

This was going to be a bad day.

My Sisters Room

When my big sister is at home, I am not allowed to go in her room, but when she is at the shops, or somewhere else, I always go in and take a good look around.

My big sister Emily has a HUGE bed that I like to bounce on, with enormous fluffy pillows that I take naps on when she is out.

She also has some seriously creepy ceramic dolls that I try to steer clear of. Some times it feels like they are staring into my soul.

Mum does not let my wear lipstick for dress ups, but Emily has tons of makeup that I put on in front of her dresser mirror.

One thing that I love to do in Emily’s room, is to put on her clothes and pretend to be a grown up!

But the best thing of all, is when I pretend to be a hunter, and hunt down her cuddly stuffed toys, which she guards as if they were made of gold!

I am in Emily’s room right now, wearing her clothes and lipstick.

Oh oh.

I think she is coming….

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