Tag Archives: cooking

Feb 5th, 2008

Link-fest No.2

Fillyjonk at Shapely Prose has something to say about making the most of the body you’re living in now instead of waiting till you’re thin. John Scalzi has finished the manuscript for Zoe’s Tale shares some thoughts about the writing process. I found my way to yogabeans! via Fussy – surreal…. I recently discovered Pioneer […]

Jan 3rd, 2008

Thinking ahead

I like having a meal plan, shopping is more efficient, the 5:30pm decision making is done and there are less arguments with the kids too. I aim for one scare the kids night each week where I cook something that broadens their culinary horizons a little – it doesn’t always happen though. Planning a week […]

Dec 26th, 2007

Roast pumpkin and couscous salad – party sized

I served this at our Christmas party and then made it again today to take to a friend’s Boxing Day party, it seemed to be well received so I thought I’d share it here. I took this photo using what was left over after the party, there was lots more to begin with! 1kg butternut […]

Dec 23rd, 2007

We’ve been busy

Saturday’s project was the gingerbread house, I baked the gingerbread on Friday night, then assembled it and let the kids loose on it in the morning. They were very thorough… My mum had come over to spend some time with us and she got quite caught up in the creative process too, I think those […]

Dec 13th, 2007

Fruit mince pies mmmmm….

Fruit Mince Pies(makes up to 36 depending on how thin you roll the pastry)3 cups plain flour1 cup icing sugar, sifted225g butter, diced3 – 4 tablespoons iced watericing sugar for dusting 2 x 410g jar of Robertson’s traditional fruit mince (you need about 1 3/4 jars) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Brush 3 […]

Dec 7th, 2007

The stuff of Christmas

The Advent calendar – my made-by-me, chocolate-free, re-usable felt wall hanging advent calendar, is no-where to be found. Seriously, I have no idea what I did with it. The tree – first haul it up from down in the garage, next find the box of decorations…realise the tinsel and lights are not in the box […]