Wednesday, May 14, 2014

100 Happy Days

I want to do the #100HappyDays challenge but not via Facebook or Instagram, so I'm basing it here. And what better day to start on than my birthday. Even when I do basically nothing to celebrate, except let my partner cook me a lovely meal (which he does all the time) and eat a bit more cake than normal, my birthday makes me happy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ridiculous vs Awesome

This little article in Frankie magazine has inspired me to post for the first time in almost a year.

I can't decide if it's stupid or awesome.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby Cardigan

Wow, it's been over a year since I last posted. About one week after the last post I got a new full time job, and two days later my computer died a very permanent death. It took me about four months to get a new laptop, and I just didn't have time to get back into the blogging. I still bake somewhat regularly, and occasionally take photos. Knitting has only just started again though.

I made this cardigan for a girl at work. Her baby girl is due in three weeks. The yarn is just Lincraft Baby Grand, and the pattern is from an old Emu Treasure leaflet (#8601) that I inherited from my Grandma.
Baby Jacket

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fruit & Spice Brownie

I love mixed dried fruit, the kind that you make fruit cake or fruit mince from; sultanas, raisins, currents, candied peel and cherries (usually imitation, those little jelly balls). However, I hate the candied citrus peel that is in it. I love the flavour that it gives to the fruit, I just hate chomping down on whole pieces of peel. So I pick it all out before I use it. It takes a while, but it's definitely worth it. Most people I know hate the imitation cherries, and while you can get top shelf mixes with real maraschino cherries, just between you and me, I love the imitation cherries!

Above is a brownie with mixed dried fruit and spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). It didn't last 24 hours. One of my flatmates nearly inhaled the whole thing, he liked it so much. I made it in the evening and it was gone before lunch the next day.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Garden Firsts

My first Snow Pea.

My first Sweet Pea

Friday, July 31, 2009

Salty Peanut Butter Balls

I saw these Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Balls. As all the comments on that post indicate, you can pretty much put whatever you want in these 'raw cookies'. Here's what mine had:

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup milk powder
1/4 cup oat flour
1 tsp vanilla


Wednesday, July 29, 2009


No editing here. I saw the plant reflection in my cup of tea (rosehip and hibiscus) and snapped it. That's the apricot and choc chip cookies in the background.