Thursday, 28 June 2007

I have a request...

Does anyone have a nice-ish semi recent picture of me in garb?
One were I don't look like a harpie or some no-necked creature would be nice.
Call/email me if you do
mwah mwah

Monday, 25 June 2007

A request from Jimmy

The nummy corn salsa she loves is made in the following way...

Take 1 big tin of corn kernels or cut kernels off a few cobs of cooked corn, throw them into a frypan with some oil and fry them until they get a bit of a colour and smell really yummy.
Quickly throw in some finely diced red capsicum, spanish onion (not a whole one) and coriander and stir around until everything is warmed through.
Dump into a bowl and add lots of good olive oil and let sit for a bit.
Get spoon and eat until you explode.
The recent trip to exotic Melbourne can be summed up thus;
2days traing = bleurgh
1 night drinking with chums = much laughter and frivolity and not-even-single entendres
1 morning spent wandering around city with a friend eating jam donuts from the Queen Vic Markets = lovely

All in all the good stuff outweighed the bad. It was, however, fabulous to come home to the boys. Torby even gave me lots of hugs and kisses the next morning.

Unfortunately, I came home exhaustemerated (yes, it's a word) and so despite having 6 lovely friends come over for dinner, I went to bed at was that or fall fasleep in the yummy pudding and custard.

Speaking of sleep, I think it's back under the covers for me....I think I'm going into hibernation for winter...see you in spring

Monday, 18 June 2007


Lost: One cordless home phone (with dead battery) last seen in the hands of a certain 18mth old.....

Update: phone found cunningly hidden 2nd drawer down in the pantry...clever little so-and-so

Thursday, 14 June 2007

A hot chocolate with marshmallows please

It's currently raining and 11 degrees outside and I think about minus eleventymillion inside my house. I'm rugged up in so many layers I can't put my arms down properly, Torby is running around barely dressed, his choice...not mine, which makes me feel even coldererer. Off to go huddle in front of the heater again and try to get feeling back in my extremeties.

the boyzzz

image provided by the ever fabulous miss fliss

Tuesday, 12 June 2007


Miss P & Torby enjoy some cake in a refined and delicate manner at Sophie's 1st birthday party...

I think their table manners are excellent, don't you?

(check flickr for a more cake destruction photos)

Monday, 11 June 2007

grey skies are gonna clear up...

...and indeed they have.

We have luciously blue sky outside and it's put a huge smile on my face.

It could also be attributed to a weekend featuring playing games with lovely chums, leftover lamb sandwiches, 1st birthday parties and pot-bellied Torbys reading my cookbooks (budding chef maybe?)

The knowledge that the boys are about to go visit grandmama and grandpup, doesn't feature into it at, not at all.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

all about the food today...

...and because I've lost this recipe twice in the 2 days since I ripped it out of the paper..

Wok-fried Eggs with Thai salad of Corn, Holy Basil and Green Chili
(stolen from the Sun-Herald Lifestyle section - i think the recipe belongs to Karen Martini)

100ml vegetable oil
4lge free-range eggs
2 cooked corn cobs
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 sprigs coriander, leaves picked
3 sprigs holy basil, torn
1 green chili, v finely sliced
1tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 lge lime, juiced
1 tbsp caster sugar
extra lime to serve

Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Crack eggs into a bowl and stir. Add eggs to oil and fry for about 3 minutes, then remove and drain on paper towel. Cut kernels from the cobs and place in a shallow bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Place salad on top of eggs and serve immediately w/ extra lime.

Oh sweet lordy jeebus

nummy num nums

This weather makes me want to cook.

If the rain stops for long enough for me and Torby to get to the shops, I think I shall make some lamb shanks in guinness - a ginormous batch of them and then freeze and reheat at will. Unless anyone wants to come around tonight and help me eat them. Call me if you do. Otherwise, they're mine, all mine (bwah-hah-ha)

Hmm, I think I may have to investigate online grocery shopping....

UPDATE: the weather cleared for long enough for us to trot down to the shops (I love my local butcher by the way) and fetch the ingredients for deliciousness. As we speak, two pots of lamb shanky goodness are simmering away in the oven.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Go check out glug glug gluggy for details of the eating.

sto-o-ormy weather!

just be very thankful you can't hear me sing!

Woke up briefly this morning (fumble fumble, crawl out of bed, shove bottle in childs head, take empty bottle out after child has sucked it dry in 1.2secs, put child back in cot, stub toe getting out of room, fall into bed, continue snoring because you can't breathe through your nose because of the dumbarse headcold you have) and heard the rain begin.

It's such a nice sound. I especially love it when it goes quiet, gains intensisty, lets out a thunder clap or two then quietens (sp?) off again.

So, I drifted back to sleep with that fabulous sound only to awaken a few hours later (lovely husband let me sleep in) with that horrid thought of......

bugger, I have washing on the line!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

you, me and a jug of Pimms

So, I will be in Exotic Melbourne on Friday 22nd June 2007.
More specifically, I will be at Madame Brussells, sipping pimms and other assorted lady cocktails.

Who's with me?