Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some things I like from..........

My Kitchen

I like to make a cuppa here

I like my old school beater. They go for $45 bucks in the opp shops now! Who would have thought?
 I like my matroyshka measuring cups
 I like this lemon juicer & jug
 And this cute crown lynn bowl
 I like these purple wine glasses I scored at the salvos yesterday. 2 for 50c!
 I like my lovelies chip maker. It was his Nana's xx
 I really like this cup
 And I love this tin
 especially when it's full of this
 or this
What do you like in your kitchen?
Think I need a cuppa now, wish I hadn't eaten all the slice yesterday.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today I am going to sew. I am going to sew like my life depends on it. Right after I load myself up on coffee & sugar. Yes indeed

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have finally finished Imogen's bumper (what a funny word?)
What was supposed to be a quick 2 hour job, ended up being 2 1/2 weeks!
A rotten inside day allowed me to sneak into the studio in between sleeps (Ginny's no mine!)
Alex home today sick & Ged home as it's too wet to work.
Home made sausage rolls and cream potato bake for dinner

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Proper mental feijoa cake

Feijoa & orange cake
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 100gms butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp of golden syrup
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 C feijoa pulp (I used warm stewed feijoas)
Beat butter & sugar, add egg & golden syrup. Mix boiling water & baking soda & add to the mixture with the flour & baking powder & feijoas. Pour into a greased tin and bake at 160 C for 45 min. Remove from the oven and top with a mixture of 4 Tbps of raw or demerara sugar & the juice of 1 orange. Return to the oven for another 15 min. Serve warm with cream of cold as you would a cake.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thrift, knitting & a bit of a mish mash?

A trip to the salvos scored me these little babies, $15 for the lot chuurrrr. I also got some cool tab top linen curtains for the dining room & some more glass bottles for our vintage soda stream.
So how was Mothers day for you all? Ged the Gedi opp shop master & myself went for a Woodville mission to scout the second hand goodness, found loads but managed to restrain ourselves & bought some natives for the garden from a very cool country nursery. I was pooped when we got home and KOed in bed for 2 whole hours! The biggest afternoon sleep since Ginny hatched, wait it gets better....I woke to the most amazing aroma of Ged's marvelous meatballs cooking...nom nom. Well the cooler weather is starting to keep me indoors so I have picked up the needles for the first time in a long time & started knitting some leggings for my Ginny who seems to be doing what babies do best & grow at an excessive rate!
Ummm well these photos I thought I'd chuck in for a giggle, I was in a ...? 'weird somewhat hyper' mood last night, combine that with a somewhat weird BF & a camera = well you get my drift
The serious 'Posh & Becks' pic...followed by the funky tongue shot...WTF!
LOL hope you all have a daft and hilarious week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chicken & Leek Pie

Chicken & Leek Pie:

2 Chicken breasts, 1 large or 2 small leeks, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 heaped tsps of seeded mustard, 1 chilli, 1/4 cup of white wine & cream, 2 good dollops of sour cream, S&P


2 C flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 175 grams of butter, enough cold water to bind.

Chop chicken & leeks, saute in a dash of olive oil with your garlic, cooking the chicken first. Add the wine and reduce, then the cream's & mustard and spoon into a pastry lined pie dish such as the gorgeous one in the pic below which I scored today for $4.50.

Pop a pastry lid on top, brush with milk and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 180 C until golden on top Approx 40 min

My lovely seduced me with this when we first met. It was the first thing he cooked me on my 'first sleepover' xox

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