Recipes

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Off to the Flinders Ranges ...

We are in outback South Australia! There is not much phone service where we will be camping so posting will be every few days when we hit civilization again!
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Parachilna, Prairie Hotel...
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Drinks at sunset, people come from miles around ...
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Feral tasting platter - camel mettwurst, roo pastrami, emu pate ...
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Crumbed kangaroo fillet
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Kangaroo tail soup - delicious!
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And this stuff is meant to keep away the flies, of which there are many! It smells wonderful!
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Cheers - Joolz xx
 


 


 
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lovely FD breakfast ...

We had a beaut Father's Day breakfast at Stamps Restaurant. It used to be a post office, hence the name.
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Nice latte ...
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Bird in the Hand Pinot Noir bubbles to celebrate...
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Poached eggs with the lot ( I gave mushrooms to Kirby)...
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Best father in the world!
Now we are heading home again! Beautiful day for a drive!
Cheers - Joolz xx

Thinking of you ...



...on this Father's Day, missing you today and always. 
Julie xxx


 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Goodies, Adelaide bound ...

I made this slice to take to our girls ...

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Its chocolately, fudgey and cakey all at once - winner!
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Next up, Sooky St James cookies - from the TV series, Gilmore Girls...
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They are great choc chip cookies with added coffee flavour - give them a try!



Cheers - Joolz xx

 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Froog's Fish Cakes ...


Frugal Queen posted a recipe for Fish and Potato cakes. They sounded yummy so I gave them a whirl last night.  I bought a pack of fish fillets (expensive at $7.50 I thought) to steam but next time I will try and use fresh white fish  eg. Flathead or ling. From comments on her page, canned salmon or tuna would also work.
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http://www.frugalqueen.co.uk/2014/09/homemade-fishcakes.html
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I zapped both pouches in the microwave for about 6 minutes on med/high...
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I thought the fillets were processed and pressed into a fillet shape but no, they were true fillets as evidenced by the flakey texture. The lemon, parsley sauce added a bit of zing...
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I added 6 spring onions, frozen peas and fresh corn from the cob to boost veggie content...
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I steamed 6 medium spuds until tender.  Mashed them and added a good knob of butter and about 1/4 cup of milk. You don't want the mash to be sloppy.  I used dry parsley and seasoned with salt and pepper...
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This is the mix with the flaked fish carefully stirred in...
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I put down baking paper on a tray and sprayed with olive oil spray.  Using my large scone cutter as a form (upside down), I made each cake, giving it a rough top si it would brown and crunch up nicely.
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Here they are, ready to serve...
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I made a nice salad of lettuce, carrot, sundried tomatoes, olives, avocado and cucumber...
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These were really yummy with a dollop of tartare sauce on the side.  Well worth making!
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Cheers - Joolz xx

 


 

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tummy fillers...

My huz doesn't like cauliflower (or broccoli, cabbage, parsnip or brussells sprouts)... 
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Don't tell him...but I smuggled half a cauli into the mashed potatoes ...
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...that I topped the Shephed's Pie with.  He couldn't tell!
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last night I made Jamie Oliver's Squash & Spinach Rotolo ...
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It's a veggo dish but I added mushrooms and finely sliced chicken breast as we are meatlovers!
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As always we had a side salad with it.
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http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/squash-spinach-pasta-rotolo

I made this once before and it was just as good this time around.
Cheers - Joolz xx

 

 


 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A throi for the carch!

The home straight! 
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The hand stitched binding...
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The top stitching ...
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The ta dah moment!  I'm really pleased with it. I used it last night to keep me warm while I zapped my sore neck with my Dr TENS machine. My neck is very sore after spending Sunday bent over hand sewing.
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You attach the sticky pads to the affected area then choose the frequency of electric current to course through your muscles. It really is good.
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The other thing I used when I went to bed is Zen natural linament.

Zen Liniment helps relieve

  • Muscle pain
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Minor sporting Injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Bruises and sprains
  • Muscle Spasms

Zen Liniment contains:

Angelica to help enhance circulation

Arnica is trusted worldwide for its relief of stiffness, bruising, trauma and associated pain

Boswellia to help reduce pain, stiffness and swelling

Pseudoginseng & Commiphora to help relieve pain

Spatholobus relaxes tendons and relieves joint pain

Dipsacus helps relieve stiffness and joint pain, and minor sporting injuries

Drynaria to help repair ligament damage

And pure essential oils Japanese Mint and Cajuput, powerful pain relievers to warm and soothe.

- See more at: http://www.martinandpleasance.com/brands/zen-joint-and-muscle-pain-relief/about-zen-herbal-liniment/#sthash.EFHiolQX.dpuf
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So it is a finish of sorts, although the hard work was already done for me.  It did challenge me to work out the best way to do it.  I think if I ever finish that strip quilt top, I'll be getting someone to do the rest for me!


Finally, my inspiration for the throw - Kath and Kim!
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Our spring weather has gone and its crisp here this morning after some good rain last night.

Cheers - Joolz xx


 

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