Tuesday, June 21, 2011


So the photo isn't great but this is seriously THE yummiest smoked chicken chowder ever!

At some point I will share the recipe if anyone wants it - but for now you will have to take my word for it that I scored big time on the dinner menu points chart with my very tired husband tonight!
And.... then there were the anzac cookies and the caramel slice for after's....

Hmmm... can someone say..... calories!?

PS - home made bread too... ooooh yeah!

And just so that you know that my life isn't all about food....

PPS - please say a prayer for The Dog.... who, having consumed a whole chicken carcass from the trash is now very poorly. One $ouch trip to the vet and some meds later and he is still not looking good. It's all somewhat worrying.

Home science practical....

Math - check!
Phonics - check!
Reading - check!
Writing - check!
Home science - in process!!

So... a certain 2 year old just sat on my bed and signed his name on my cream quilt (AKA - the precious quilt which I bought in the UK and is very precious to me!!!) with a permanent blue marker. 
It. won't. come. out!!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Can't believe it....

It's winter and it's freezing cold and dark outside. 
But the kids are in the playhouse.
Papa has fitted a light in the prairie house (with a solar panel on the fence side of the roof!)
I wonder when the central heating is coming.... *giggle* 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A soup kind of day

Take one of these....

Butternut and kumera (or carrot) soup

- melt 50g butter and fry a diced onion till soft
- Add 1tspn ground coriander
- Add 400g chopped butternut, 1-2 chopped kumera or carrots, 600ml chicken stock
- Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes till vege are tender
- whizz till smooth
- serve with a dollop of creme fraiche.... (or not)

Then pour in cute little flask for the Handsome Honey to take to school
Wrap a couple of cookies (chewy in the middle of course)

Wait for the kiss as he runs out the door :)
Put your feet up and enjoy one of the said cookies with a cup of tea

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Living the good life!

Nothing like digging holes at the beach on a winters day!

But digging is thirsty work.....


The three men in our home.... for now? Or maybe...???

I tell you our life really is all about the beach of late. I mean seriously, this whole church planting, Director of Biblical Foundations HOD, conference speaking, homeschooling, dog owning, child rearing, growing our own groceries thing is a breeze....
Must be time to write another book......

Feeling the love

So Daddy, if God doesn't rest then why was the 7th day a day of rest.....

Note The Dog.... trying to get on his idols knee....