Thursday, 28 June 2012

Adelaide on a Sunday; Bunnings, Ikea and the airport

Alan, my interstate friend visited me a few weeks ago. Adelaide is a small place and as we had ticked of every touristy/sight seeing thing/fun activity off the 'to do' list, we sat there wondering what else we could do. Ummmmm.....errrr....Mt Lofty? Nope, done that. Wildlife park? We did that yesterday, Kim! Um...history museum? Ok. Oh wait, it's closed! Umm...Bunnings? SURE!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Appin Corner Cafe, Appin

Alan likes pies. His dream is to one day take me to Wagga Wagga, five hours drive from Sydney so that I can experience a pie from Mick's Bake House. It was there that Alan tasted the best pie of his life. It was a day he will never forget. Unfortunately time constraints on my most recent Sydney visit meant we could not drive to Wagga Wagga. Instead, on our way back to Sydney from Woolongong we stopped by a town called Appin. There we set out to try a pie form the 'Appin bakery'.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Chocolate Girl Guide Biscuits

It is June, which means end of financial year is approaching! However, more importantly, it is Girl Guide biscuit month!:) I used to be a girl guide when I was small. I think my dad had more fun helping me earn the badges than I did! At Woolworths on the weekend I noticed the Girl Guides had a stall set up near the apples and I purchased a packet of biscuits.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sago tarts

Another month, another Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. My last two blog hop entries have been failures; the maderia cake was burnt and hard thanks to my useless 30 year old oven and my rooibois tea cake was so horrible I threw it into the bin. I hoped June would be a luckier month. If not, I had pondered about not joining in anymore. Perhaps the blog hop is cursed for me?

Friday, 15 June 2012

Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House

Question: What happens when you make your own yoghurt, grow your own herbs, catch public transport to work, make your own lunch each day/eat a budget savvy can of tuna, cut your own fringe, shop from supermarket bargain bins, have been wearing the same singlet/shoes since 2007 and purchase clothes only when they are on sale? Answer: You have enough money to treat yourself to an eight course degustation menu at Guillaume at Bennelong:)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tangy sweet curry

While on study leave for my taxation exam, I decided to get in the spirit of staying at home and made a loving, homely, filling meal for my family. Awww:) Being inept at savoury cooking, I dug out a trusty cook book from the bookshelf and flipped through it to find above mentioned loving, homely, filling meal. I chose to make a tangy sweet curry and was amazed at the result!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Blue Ribbon Neapolitan Twist

I found this tub of Blue Ribbon 'Neapolitan Twist' ice cream in the freezer yesterday. I thought I could re-live my childhood by having a whole teaspoon of ice cream. I was disappointed and that is why I am writing about it on my blog.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Pandan chiffon cake

I finally made a chiffon cake. I bought a tin a year or so ago for $30 and had only ever baked two chiffon cakes. Two lonely chiffon cakes. Poor tin, sitting in the cupboard all alone:( For those who are new to the world of chiffon cakes, just think of them as 'cloud cakes' as they are very soft, light, moist and delicate. This is achieved by using stiff peak egg whites, twice sifted flour, oil and lots of eggs. As you see form the photo above, my cake did not look like a cloud. Ever seen a green cloud?