Friday, February 12, 2010

Bread Crumbs

The boys went camping and bought home a dried out loaf of unused bread. I popped it in a baking tray and sat it at the bottom of the oven. As I cooked other things it dried out fully and this morning DS19 used this muscles and made bread crumbs in the wheat grinder.

Electrical storm and fridge died!

We had quite a thunder storm roll by Thursday night and a massive crack just outside! Well the fridge and freezer did not take kindly and have turned up their toes. We have an old fridge out side that we fired up and since it's raining still I needed an indoor solution, our camping fridge!
Brilliant!!! I wonder if I could just use a small fridge for ever? Nah probably not, but it'll be interesting all the same while I'm waiting for the insurance company to go through their processes.

Piglet and Pooh

I thought we could pop out of the hundred acre wood to say Hi! Just so you know we have faces not just hands as that's what you normally see in these pics.
Here's Pooh with his eye patch off, which by the way is a great conversation maker, little children say look Mum, that boy's a pirate! In typical boy fashion Pooh says "Aaarrr"! LOL
I think he enjoys being called a boy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Veggie Curry Puffs

These are a great way to use up those veggies wilted at the bottom of the crisper.

8 cups of chopped veggies, carrot, peas, corn sweet potato etc
In fry pan, 2 onions
2 cloves garlic cook till soft.
Add 4 tsp curry powder
3 tsp garam masala
1 can coconut milk and half can of water
Add veggies
Add 2 cans chick peas or same of soaked/cooked dried ones.
Cook until veggies are soft and allow to cool.

Cut puff pastry sheets into 4, place a heaped TBS in the centre, pinch corners to centre and pinch seams. Cook 25 mins till golden. This makes 30, left overs! Woohoo!

Knitted Boy Jean Greenhowe's pattern

Last week I knitted this little man, I am yet to find the embroidery cotton for his features but here he is, the little boys adore him. Here's a link to Jean Greenhowe's pattern:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Road Side Food

Peaches on the road side, I am going to dehydrate some and stew a few and freeze. Yum!

A New Queen Bee

Here's the new queen going into a box, she is in the little box and in time will eat her way through the lolly end and rule a new kingdom!