Saturday, January 17, 2015

Beetroot, cookies and dinner on a cray boat...

I have had a busy week, working full time 9 til 5 as our office manager has been on annual leave. I usually start at 10 or 10.30 and finish at 4pm if everything has been done. The house feels like its upside down but its mainly a load or two of washing that needs doing and a good tidy. Bri did the floors for me yesterday so that was a big help.
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I am back at work this morning for a few hours then I will get home to boil and pickle some more beetroot.  I am down to my last jar...
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Unfortunately, this is not garden fresh but bought from the supermarket but it still pickles well.
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Bri seems fully recovered from her wisdom teeth extractions, apart from a bit of jaw tenderness.  I have tried to make soft foods for her this week.  This was a macaroni beef dish from Annette Sym (before I topped it with the white cheese sauce).

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We've been back juicing...
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Homemade pizzas for dinner last night...
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My sister, Janine, gave me these little affirmation cards for Christmas (for making the family Christmas pudding).  They are so cute. 
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I might share one with you each Monday as a thought for the week ahead...
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As I mentioned, I have had pantry moths so I bought some traps - 2 for $12.  I set it up it in my pantry on Monday and...
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Success!  I caught one!  It will be interesting to see if there are any more or if he was a lone moth!  The little rubber lure has a sex pheremone that lures the moth to the very sticky trap.  Ingenious!
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Brianna found these cookies she wants me to make - they sound divine.

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This evening, we will dine on a cray boat with our friend Pam and some others who were there last year.  I am taking warm clothes to rug up in as it gets really cold at the marina.

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Cheers - Joolz xx


4 comments:

  1. I'm aiming to have enough beetroot one day to do my own pickles, homemade taste so good. I make the macaroni beef recipe and it's been a favourite with my family ever since I bought the cook book. I hope you had a lovely time on the cray boat.
    Anne xx

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  2. I love Annette Sym's recipe for macaroni beef. I have been cooking from her books for the past month or so. I enjoy her recipes and so does the rest of the household, so I am on to a winner there. :)

    My beetroot is just about ready to pickle too, I cant eat the store bought ones anymore, I would rather go without lol.

    The cookies look nice, might have to give them a try :)

    Those moth catchers are brilliant. I bought one once and caught quite a few on it. That was a while ago and I haven't had any since, so pretty happy about that :)

    xTania

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  3. I have just cleaned out my pantry as the moths were flying around so it was time :-) We have beetroot growing so there will be more pickling ahead. Hopefully on cooler days. I have all Annette's books. She is quite an inspiration.

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