Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wonderfully crisp Granny Smith apples.
Juicy and sweet seedless grapes.
The only orange item I allow in the
house as I dislike the colour.
The Imperial Mandarin.
And I wait all year for these delightfull
apples. PINK LADY'S A really sweet
eating apple that at the moment, I
can't get enough of.
Just love the colours of this picture, it was take in my kitchen this morning
with natural sun light only. (No flash)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
V.P.W.D.H.A.B.B. BLOGSPOT. How funny is that?
Want to have a laugh? Then it is a must see.
But please leave a comment, as she has put a lot of hard work into this. (For our enjoyment)
Thank you, regards Sally.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
4 cups Kellogg's® Rice Bubbles® 1 1/2 cups icing sugar. 1 cup desiccated coconut. 250g copha®. 3 tbsp cocoa.
In a large bowl, mix the Kellogg's® Rice Bubbles®, icing sugar, cocoa & coconut. Slowly melt the copha® in a saucepan over a low heat. Allow to cool slightly. Add to Rice Bubbles mixture, stirring until well combined. Spoon mixture into paper patty cases and refrigerate until firm. Makes 24 (approximately)
The child in me is happy now, having eaten 6 of them already. The adult in me is saying "Silly little girl, you will be sorry tomorrow"
Friday, May 16, 2008
On a recent visit to my parents house in Sydney, my MUM knocked up these delightfully tasty things, she calls her *TOASTIES*
So simple but oh, so yummy.
Old bread cut into chunks, a garlic butter spread on the top surface, then wafer thin slices of onions, some sliced tomato and strong cheddar cheese. Put into a hot oven until cheese has melted and has become toasted. Must be eaten straight away or one of my brothers would eat the lot.
Mum also made an Apple and Sultana Crumble, which once again was delish. I put warm custard on mine, and could quite happily eat another bowl. But that would have been piggy.
Mum has a lovely kitchen, done in black and white with a few blue pieces thrown in for colour. We are never happy with what we have though are we? She wants my walk-in pantry and I want her oven/stove top.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
You have helped me no end with my blog, and not complained once when I ask silly questions, over and over again. I think I have got the hang of it now. LOL.
NICE matters very much to me....... THANK YOU.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
2 cups coarsely chopped dates 2 cups water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/3 cup baking cocoa 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 250g butter 1 1/2 cups Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar 1 vanilla bean pod, sliced in half 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups plain four1 cup self raising flourMethod
Preheat oven to 180º C conventional or 160ºC. Grease 24cm bundt pan.
Combine dates and water in saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Take from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda, cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
Beat butter and dark cane sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape seeds from inside vanilla bean and add to creamed mixture.
Add eggs gradually, beating well between each addition. Sift combined flour twice and fold into mixture with date mixture.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 - 1 hour 10 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Stand cake for 10 minutes in pan then turn onto cooling rack. Slice and enjoy drizzled with Spiced Custard.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thank you to all the girls on Vi's Pantry, that gave me the courage to start this, and for your lovely sweet comments too.
Granny, George, Vicky, Maria, Rita, Sandy, Eleanor, Linda, Heather yes you Hevz and many many more that I can't think of at the moment.
Hopefully in a few hours (I need sleep desperately) I will start to blog about food and my lovely pink kitchen.
I think my all time favorite rose is called Mother's Love, Oh, and I love Blue Moon too.