Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Primulas - Dave's favourite
Strawberries are flowerring - go go go!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Cheese & Bacon Puffs
1/2 cup milk
1 lightly beaten egg
2 cups grated cheese
1 cup diced bacon
1/2 finely diced onion
1 cup SR flour
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
So after reading about half a dozen online tutorials on how to make a banner I decided to bite the bullet and just do it. My triangles are 8 inches wide and 10 inches long.
This one is about 3 metres long and is going to hang in Amelia's room as soon as I can find the drawing pins to hang it up hence why it is laying on the carpet at the moment. I LOVE this pig print that I got in Toowoomba! The rest of the materials are leftovers from other projects like skirts, bags and purses, it makes it pretty cheap and the bias binding was only $3.30, it makes it a cheap yet really nice gift.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Couldn't resist a few bargains in Target today, got Wes 2 t-shirts for $2.70 each, a 2 pack of baby jumpsuits for $3.88 and 2 toiletry packs for $2.48 each of which one will be Amelia's teachers Xmas gift.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I got these jars out of it and I used a different pickling mix than I did last time, this one has cinnamon in it and all spice - I left out the cloves as I'm not that keen on them. This is a bit sweeter than the usual.
I also harvested all the broccoli and some of the cauliflower. I blanched the lot and now can't buy any more freezer stuff unless I turn on the big freezer and I don't want to do that as we haven't had the seals redone on it yet and the frosting up drives me nuts! We also picked some carrots both orange and purple, though I couldn't use some of the purple ones as they were affected in the same way as the parsnips. I only have a few more things to pull from that garden and once they are out I will give it a good build up and deal with the too much nitrogen issue.
We also picked peas, spinach and celery! It was pretty fun. Wes helped me do some weeding and Amelia planted her sunflowers. I could have had a sleep in that warm afternoon sun. It was a struggle not to just lay down and snooze!
I have picked some more today, so the pea is not so lonely anymore. Wesley tasted garden peas for the first time today and now loves them! So I had alot more then what I have now - I know better to put myself between a growing teenager and food!
It makes you wonder how many other foods on the "yuck" list would make it to the "yes please more" list if they tried the home grown type.