Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pictures from my week ...

 Oh dear, my posts always revolve around what we eat but I guess that is my passion (cooking good food) so that's what you get!  This was a delicious Pork steak, topped with a savoury/fruit crust served with a apricot sauce.  Another winner from Annette Sym's Book 7...
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 This blue beast arrived on Wednesday and has taken up residence in our shed!
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 A beautiful sunrise to start a chilly day.  Winter is on its way for sure!
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 My winter cactus has blossomed beautifully this year.  I think the plant is about 8 years old (gift from my sister).  The poor thing gets neglected more often than not but still seems to flower each year even though its pretty spindly.
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After our Weight Watchers meeting on Wednesday night, I was inspired to get out and start walking again.  I really enjoyed it (only 20 minutes this morning) but my knees soon reminded me that I had forgotten to wear my elastic knee braces.  Friday morning it was pelting rain so no walkies for Monday morning, if its dry, I'll be back out there for sure.
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 I purchased a new egg poacher saucepan thingy (friends of ours had one on our camping trip).  It poaches eggs beautifully - although I need to work out the timing exactly so my yolks are medium runny but the whites are cooked fully.  I think about 4.5 - 5 minutes will be perfect.
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 I own a T.E.N.S (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) massage unit and its wonderful for relieving muscle tension in my back, knees and feet.  Brianna has started a one month placement at a nursing home for her Nursing degree and after only a few days of being on her feet she has found her back to be very sore.  I saw this Dr Ho's Pain Therapy System advertised on TV so I thought I'd treat her to one (that way she won't flog mine!).
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It's an expensive little jigger but well worth the money if it brings relief after a long shift on the wards.   It comes with extra pads (large and small), foot pads, carry case and a info DVD etc.  She can't wait to get it!
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 Thursday night dinner - Thai Chicken cakes, oven potato chips and a Thai inspired salad - I used lettuce mix, cucumber, cranberries, red chilli, mint, Thai basil, coriander and chopped peanuts and drizzled with a Thai dressing I found in the Asian section in the supermarket. Absolutely yummy!
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 Last night we had Steak Sandwiches on Turkish Bread - I sauteed an onion with some Swiss brown mushrooms in a little knob of butter until they were tender.  Remove from pan.
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Then I fried off the thin slices of rump steak  then returned the onions and mushrooms to the pan.  I then added a small amount of 'light' cream and seasoned with salt and pepper.
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 I toasted the Turkish bread in the oven, spread with light sour cream then a little barbecue sauce on the base.  On went the steak/onion/mushroom mix then lettuce mix and fresh tomato...
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Not the best clear photo but you get the drift... Gooey steak yumminess and very easy too!  I like to have something nice for Gus when he gets home after a long week.
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Cheers - Joolz

2 comments:

  1. Yum.
    I have one of those egg poachers too and the timing is crucial especially if you like runny yolks and cooked whites.

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  2. Not sure about anyone else but I'm always happy to look at your food snaps as the food looks so delicious!

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