Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
How to survive a rainy day at home with two little people? Gingerbread Men! The recipe came from the fantastic book Small Fry by Susie Cameron and Katrina Crook. My daughter loves flicking though it and picking out the things she wants to make. Lots of gorgeous photos and brilliant ideas to inspire young cooks.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
...is a boutique social enterprise.
...connects socially isolated nannas and
mature-aged ladies through craft, economic
participation and social networking.
...designs and manufactures unique
handcrafted products for women.
...appreciates and values the skills of
mature-aged women and challenges the idea
that the older you get the less you have to
contribute to society.
...is inter-generational, combining
contemporary fresh ideas of young women
and the skills and crafting abilities of older
women - to create the Biddy Bags designs.
...currently connects with women on the
Redcliffe Peninsula with the aim of engaging
the ever-increasing number of isolated
mature-aged women across Brisbane,
regional Queensland and ultimately
throughout the world.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Just discovered a yummy new way to cook cauliflower. Up until this point slathering it in cheese sauce was the only option, so I'm quite excited by this! Anyway the recipe was provided by The Organic Collective, who deliver a wonderful box of fruit and veggie goodness to us each week. It was sweet and nutty and a little crunchy. Served it with chunks of walnut bread and lashings of butter.
Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
8 cups 1-inch-thick slices cauliflower florets (1 large head)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 180. Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper. Roast on a large rimmed baking sheet until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with Parmesan. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Looking through old photographs, I found this one of my daughter just before she turned one. Can't believe how little hair she had back then and how much she has changed in a year and a bit! The dog was my mum's and is made from cashmere and manufactured in Northern Ireland. He's doing pretty well for a 60 year old canine!
Friday, May 14, 2010
It's purée time again- my 6 month old is just getting into solids - and this time I've discovered a great little contraption to make small quantities quietly. It's called The Sage Baby Food Mill and the best thing about it is that my daughter can help prepare the food for her little brother. She calls it "making worms"! Anyway the colour of this apple purée was so pretty, I just had to take a photo. It tasted delicious too!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I've resolved to spend more days at home just entertaining ourselves. There's been a bit too much rushing around lately and not enough hanging about the house, making our own fun and dreaming up new things to do and make. Our first day at home in a while, resulted in the creation of a beautiful pasta necklace and a delicious apple and almond cake, plus some very pretty chalk drawings... Everyone seemed a lot happier for it!