Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I'm on a roll! I can see my waistline expanding as I'm sitting here writing this.
While we're on the subject of food, I've been tagged by Sophie to play along in this recipe tag doing the rounds in blogland at the moment.
The rules are:-
-I post a recipe here which uses at least one of the ingredients from my taggers recipe, linking back to their blog
-I tag four people who then post a recipe using at least one of the ingredients I have used in my recipe, then they tag four more people
-To keep it exciting please post within a week of being tagged!
So Sophie posted a yummy looking Spaghetti Bolognaise recipe that included zucchini so my recipe is:
Zucchini and Haloumi Cakes - these are Scrumdiddillyumptious!!!!
melted butter, for greasing
2 zucchini, grated
2 shallots, finely chopped
120g haloumi, grated
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup SR flour, sifted
1/4 cup olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
1 Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a 12 hole patty pan with melted butter and line the bases with rounds of baking paper (this is important). Put all ingredients in a bowl, season with pepper and mix until well combined.
2 Spoon mixture evenly into prepared patty pan. Bake for 25 - 30 mins until golden and puffed. Allow to cool for 10 mins before loosening from the pan.
Delicious warm or cold!
Not the kind of thing I usually cook due to the numerous food allergies my little sweetpeas have but I made these recently for Miss A's birthday party picnic and they went down a real treat.
I'm tagging four bloggers who regularly post about food -
Corrie from retromummy
Amelia from duyvken
Gemma from loz and dinny (again!)
ok, I'm having trouble coming up with a fourth blogger who regularly posts about food (who hasn't already been tagged anyway) so I tag
Nannette from Rummage just because I love her blog!
Friday, September 11, 2009
It has dawned on my of late that I have barely six months more of this bliss I have been living for the past five years. You see next year my oldest will start Kindergarten and life as I have known it will change forever.
I am keen for her to go to school, I know there is nothing I can do to change it - but it makes me feel a little sad to know I wont have her around all day to do the things we do together. So in an effort to embrace these last six months I have decided to spend less time sewing just for the sake of sewing (I still have clothes that need making and quilts to be finished) and more time being with and enjoying my lovely lovely little sweetpeas....
Today we made mini cupcakes and had a proper afternoon tea together in the backyard.
The simple pleasures!
Friday, September 4, 2009
I've been working on a very uninspiring crochet blanket of late. So uninspiring I haven't even posted about it. Last night I could take it no longer and decided to knock up a quick and cute little bag to stash WIP's (uninspiring or no) in. I needed something to inspire my creativity again. Here is the result....
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post. It has been a week of celebrations in these parts with no less than three parties for Miss A. The last was at our Playgroup. I made this cake, decorated with simple lollies ('cause all kids love lollies). This recipe is quick, yummy and allergy friendly to boot (so my youngest could eat cake to her hearts content!).
1 1/2 cups SR Flour
3 tbs cocoa
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbs white vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Add flour, sugar, cocoa and water in bowl, whisk then add remaining ingredients and whisk again. Put mixture into a greased and lined cake tin and bake in a moderate oven for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Stand in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Mix together 1 cup of icing sugar, 1 tablespoon margarine and some warm water to make a smooth paste. Spread over cake and decorate as desired.
This one is a picture of my dollies dressed up for party number 2 - the 'friends' party.