I’ve made only four recipes this weekend for the cookbook and here is one of them. These are super decadent whoopie pies which have all the taste and flavour of the sugar and grain-laden ones. The book has over 40 recipes now so I only need a few more before it is complete.
Meanwhile I just wanted to talk to you about something interesting that I found out the hard way.
A few months back we had some testing done in our house to test the levels of toxic gases, moisture and unhealthy living conditions. This was not something we commissioned. In fact, someone who was doing a thesis at university approached us about using our house as part of the test for their studies. Most of our house was just fine but one thing came out of the study. Our bedroom had high levels of carbon dioxide, which is detrimental to health. We both always woke up feeling more tired than when we went to bed and I always had a headache. It would take all morning to feel normal again. There were also some other inconclusive results on other materials for that room.
I spent the day after hearing the news scrubbing the room from head to toe, de-mildewing all the windows behind the blinds, vacuuming under the bed, washing all the bed linen etc. then we opened several of the windows and have never shut them again. We also now sleep with the door open to create an air flow.
The result is that we sleep better, wake up fresher and I seldom have those morning headaches. A fresh pillowcase always means a great night’s sleep but how often can you change them? Apparently one of the things that can accumulate in bedrooms is skin cells so bedding and sleepwear should be changed often. We spend up to 8 hours sleeping in our bedrooms so it makes sense to make that one of the healthiest rooms in the house.
Most of you are probably more than aware of all of this but I thought I would pass on my experience anyway, just in case.