Thursday, August 28, 2008


My mum used to surprise us with piklets. We'd get home from school on a rainy day and she'd have the electric fry pan out and piklets would be bubbling away. My sister and I loved these tasty treats.
The other day I thought I'd surprise the Mr. It was raining, he was riding his bike home from work in the cold and wet. So when he got home, this is what was waiting for him. The three of us munched down on the whole batch.
Want the recipe? Commonsense cookery book has the BEST piklet recipe. So easy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What did I do?

Ok, I left you hanging on a thread with my last post.... what did I end up doing?
You'll be pleased to know that I crafted. Here is the result of my efforts:
Well, that is stretching the truth a little. I made this cute t-shirt in June but it needed some reinforcing - the petals on the flower were a bit tempting for little hands so I hand stitched them down. Not sure if you can see the detail - but the stitching is in red and it looks super cute.
This is a prezzie to lovely 2 year old little girl who is now a big sister!

Friday, August 15, 2008

What to do?

I'm in a bind. The little man is asleep (after a small 'raw fettucine poke in the eye' incident) and now I'm trying to decide what to do. I am VERY torn between:
1) sleeping
2) crafting
and I know that I must wash my hair which means that if I choose option 1, then I need to do hair washing after sleeping - otherwise wet pillow issues will arise.
If I choose option 2, then washing my hair can be done whenever. But I know that if I choose crafting then later today I'll be thinking Gee, I'm tired, why didn't I have a sleep this morning? And if I choose option 1 then, quite frankly, no craft will get done.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look familiar?

Yep, I haven't progressed. Still firmly on the to-do list.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sheet cubbies

The boy is big enough to play sheet cubbies! I don't know who has more fun: him, me or his dad. One of our super duper basquillion thread count sheets ripped recently (mega peeved but all is swell b/c the company sent me a new one) so now the old one is our designated sheet cubby. You can see the rip in the pic held together nicely with pegs.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Little surprise

Today I had to work. Yuck, work on a Saturday means no playing with the little one or the Mr. I got home this arvo, put the boy to bed for his arvo sleep - then the Mr and I went straight to bed. Don't be getting the wrong was purely for sleep purposes. We are both uber tired - perhaps due to the fact that the little guy woke up for 2.5 hours the other night. I wish I could make him understand that 1.30am-4.00am is not playtime.

Anyhoo, back to the story. Both boys are sleeping (still!), after an hour of snoozing I woke up and decided to make (or actually, bake) them a surprise.
This is what is waiting for them.
Stephanie Alexander's blueberry muffins. The best.
They are super easy and don't require a mixer or a food processor:
- 220g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 125g sugar
- 3/4 cup oil (I use melted butter instead)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 200g blueberries (I use half blueberries, half dried cranberries)

Put flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, mix oil (or melted butter), milk and egg in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix (quickly - don't overwork the mixture), add the berries.
Put into muffin pans and bake at 200 degrees for 25 mins. Voila!
This great recipie is from Stephanie's book, the Cooks Companion. I love that book.