17 March 2012

Cat crazy.

Hey iPhone users, cutify your phone pics with Cat Effects! Just don't blame me if you get a bit addicted :)


I've been a bit dumpling mad lately. This craze seems to coincide with Chinese New Year. But I didn't know how easy they were to make yourself! Just a bit time consuming. My Chicken & Shitake Mushroom dumplings were delicious! I like to boil or steam mine. Great to keep in the freezer as a quick meal.


I had a little visitor in my garden the other day.

21 February 2012


I forgot to show you these earlier. I made Plum Shrewsburys! They were absolutely scrumptious. Not bad for a first attempt.

Here is the recipe...

Shrewsbury Biscuits - Edmonds Classics Cookbook

125 g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 cups Champion standard grade flour
1 teaspoon Edmonds baking powder
raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 180 deg celsius. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon zest and beat well. Sift flour and baking power together. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Knead well. On a lightly floured board, roll out to 4mm thickness. Cut out rounds using a 7cm cutter. Cut a 1cm hole in the centre of half the biscuits. Place on greased oven trays. Bake for 10-15 minutes. When cold, spread whole biscuits with jam and top with biscuits with holes in them. Makes 22.

*I used plum jam instead of raspberry which was delicious and had no seeds. And instead of a round cutter you could use any shape. My heart cutters are from Daiso.

Happy baking!

18 February 2012


I purchased a whole bunch of greeting cards from Lagom last night; a site I happened to stumble upon somehow. Funny, wonderful Internet! My order has already been shipped too so I can't wait to see. Actually, I can't remember all of the designs I have ordered so it will be a nice surprise in the mail.
And ha! I wonder how many will be written in and lovingly gifted. I can imagine I'll want to keep them all to myself to secretly admire. 
Screenshots from Lagom.

04 February 2012


I celebrated a rather scary milestone birthday a short while ago. No real reason for the silly feelings as the day was super with surprise dress shopping and a picnic at the park with friends. We had a few little people join us too. So lovely to share food & laughs!