Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I cooked up this small storm in Micah and Anna's small Sydney kitchen.

I was trying out a recipe I read online today, Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Dal. Yum. Micah and Anna have the biggest and most diverse spice and herb collection I have ever seen. I could make anything using their supplies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

irish brown soda bread

Today I really had a good day or rest. After church I bought The Observer (the Sunday version of the Guardian). I had planned to do this because of the Observer Food Monthly magazine that I wanted to read. After lunch Ant was trying out his new Wii game and I was curled up on the couch with my many newspaper sections, including the Food Monthly. I think I sat there, reading, for about an hour and a half. It was so nice to relax properly.

Other parts of my nice Sunday included a great church service, veggie laden food, baking a loaf of Irish Brown Soda Bread (below), and doing a little clearing of clutter. How was your Sunday?

Friday, July 10, 2009

eating mantras

Nothing tastes as good as healthy/thin feels.
Am I hungry or do I just have the desire to eat?
Will I remember this meal/dessert/snack in two weeks time?
Take one bite. Is this a ten out of ten dish? If not, stop eating.
How will I feel right after I eat?

Ways to avoid eating junk:
Drink instead.
Go for a walk.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

upcoming baking?

I have never been a big baker. But I am starting to warm to the idea of making some bread (Mum, are you proud?). Here are a few recipes I reckon I could try since they are all rated easy in some aspect--time spent or work involved.

Irish Brown Bread--It's a quick bread, so I think it will suit me. No proving time required. And it's whole wheat.

No-Knead Bread--You mix it in the evening and bake it the next morning, in a pot. Sounds strange. It is talked about on every food blog.

Faster No Knead Bread--An adaptation that takes a lot less time.

Mother, don't be too proud, though. I am still just thinking about making bread. No dough has yet been made!


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