Sunday, August 30, 2015

Busy!


This is four batches of biscuits, bagged, tagged and ready to go!  If I sell this lot, that's $100 raised in the first week of Steptember!
Cheers - Joolz xx

 

Another week gone...

It's been another busy work week.  Salmon was on special so we had that Thursday night. I did a quick pea purée (whizzed them with a knob of butter, a little chicken stock, salt and pepps), oven baked potato wedges and a salad. So good. We need to eat more fish but fresh is hard to get!
I asked a work mate for some lemons - I hate buying them from the supermarket at sometimes $1 per lemon!  I'll juice most of these and use them in recipes.
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These Lemon Crinkles sound rather yummy!
Gus was heading to Adelaide to see the girls and deliver two cars so I made some Honey Lemon Chews (Bri was impressed)...
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...and Weekender biscuits ...
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Home alone, I had Mac Cheese Deluxe for my dinner on Friday night!
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New shoes! I've signed up to do Steptember, raising funds to provide equipment, therapy and services to people with Cerebral Palsy.


https://event.steptember.org.au/donate/onbehalfof?id=341b97dc-24ea-44bf-8e35-452f9212ef3e

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I have to walk 10,000 steps a day - a half hour walk was 3388 steps so I think I need to walk morning and night to get all my steps done.  My knees and feet are not the best and I was feeling the strain when I got home. Slow and steady...
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Apart from getting people to sponsor me (any amount is appreciated) I intend to sell some of my biscuits to friends, family and some business colleagues around town...
I made a batch of Anzacs...
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...and Ginger Snaps...
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All bagged up - 12 bags @ $4 = $48
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I will make two more batches today then that will do for this week.
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I bought chia seeds and added them to my bread rolls - yum!
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Dinner last night was Lemon & Lavender Chicken (a Rachel Khoo recipe). Ooh la la!
Delicious! Lavendar is really a smell so it's quite wierd to use it in cooking. It was very subtle but paired with honey and lemon, made the dish great!
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This morning, we were out of bread so I made a crusty chia loaf, just using the bread roll recipe.
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It makes beautiful toast...
Now I had better get so e baking done!
Cheers - Joolz xx



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bits and pieces...

Ooh, I have found my next project - as soon as I finish my knitted throw rug.  Isn't it a gorgeous, colourful rug?
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I made Beth's Lemon Meringue Pie...
I doubled the mixture as my pie plate was big but next time, I will make a small pie - its so rich and you shouldn't be eating that for days on end!
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While we were away, I found this lovely cake plate in an antique shop. Couldn't resist it!
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This set is a twin to one I have that belonged to my grandmother.  Another irresistible find!
My dreaded Tupperware cupboard got the better of me so I purged it of any containers that didnt have matching lids. Everything is matched and easy to find ...for the moment!!
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Fish and prawn curry for dinner on Saturday night...rather HOT!
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Sunday, I used my oblong banneton to make a couple of loaves of bread.
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They worked out a treat!
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This one was given away...
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A nice little roast pork dinner on Sunday night, huz even liked the roast parsnip!
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Monday night I tried Wendy's Rissole Casserole...
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Another dinner winner!
Look what my clever nursey girl can make! Aren't they cute?
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I am still working on my post about the cooking school we diid - so many pictures! Stay tuned!

 Cheers, Joolz xx
 
 

 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A few more wineries...

...and a lazy day. 
Thursday, we had a lazy morning before heading off around lunch time to try a few more wines ...

Dalwhinnie wines was first up...
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Beautiful blossoms...
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Next, Taltarni ...
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Such a lot of wines - too many to try!  We gave it a good go!
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Last stop, Sally's Paddock...
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More lovely platters to share...
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Then it was back on up the hill to our villa. I may have had a nanna nap!
I woke to sheep baaing...
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Barbecue lamb chops and sausages for dinner...
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Our little kitchen...
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Perfect! Then we settled in to watch our fave programs on SBS...
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Friday we head off for the big smoke - Melbourne! Saturday we are doing a French Odyssey cooking school class!
Cheers - Joolz xx

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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