Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Something sweet

Yesterday I discovered a recipe for this delicious caramel and oat slice.
It is so.darn.good.
It's just what my hips need!! (hehe)
(thanks Paisley Jade!)

Caramel Oat Slice

125grams butter
½ cup castor sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter. Mix ingredients together and press into a swiss roll tin. 
Cook for 20 minutes at 180°C.

Remove from oven and allow to cool then spread with the following...

Combine over a low heat 1 tin of condensed milk. 60grms butter and 2 tbls golden syrup.

Heat 60grms butter and 1 tablespoon golden syrup, stir in 1 cup shredded coconut and ½ cup rolled oats.  I also add slivered almonds as an extra.

Spread filling on base, then topping on filling and bake again for 15 minutes or till golden brown.

And just something else that has happened just over the fence .....

See that little guy - only a few hours old. So cute!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy birthday to me!

Breakfast with my favourite 4.

My handsome honey made my favourite breakfast.... fruit...


And tea. (I miss you Laura Spuur!!)

Then time to open all these cards and gifts which arrived last week in the mail.....

So very spoilt. I am so blessed!!

So now I'm sitting at my table, sipping tea and watching a baby bunny eat our lawn. (yes, you read right. We live on a tiny section in suburbia and somehow we've been adopted by a wild bunny - wierd!)
A time of reflection and much thankfulness. I am so very blessed.
It feels good to be.... ahem.... 30 something!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


This is the new logo for our church. Cool huh!

PS - you can 'like' us on facebook too if you want...... :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winter warmer dinner

So the Arctic freeze has hit and I have just made the perfect winter warmer dinner....

Just thought I would share in case you need a winter warmer dinner too...

1. Saute an onion and some garlic in some oil.
2. Chop a mix of vege (whatever is in the fridge) and saute it slowly with the onion and garlic
(Today I used: brocalli, leek, carrot, mushroom, corn, pineapple)
3. When vege is tender, add 2 tins chopped tomatoes, 1 small tin of tomato paste (optional) and any herbs you want

4. Mix the above with some cooked pasta

5 Pour into a dish and cover with grated cheese
6. Bake at 180 till cheese browns and/or mix bubbles
7. Serve with some yummy bread and enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Whisperwood cottage

This is where you need to head for some fun ideas - enoy!

The view from my seat

Do you know what this is?

It's my belly!!!! Wowzers!

Maybe this is why someone asked me yesterday if I normally get this big at this stage.... (yeah that made me feel pretty neat!)

PS - and the quilt border.... it's white and red... kind of. Thanks for your suggestions - if I had some green left I would have gone with that!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This is a wee peak at the cot quilt I am making my neice. But I need some advice....
1 - Is it girlie enough?
2 - What colour would you use for the border? White? And red?

The Pin wheel....

I finished this late last night and snuck it on my big girls bed while she was asleep.
She was so excited when she woke this morning!
Worth every tiring minute I stayed up to finish it :)

The lighting is poor - but I HAD to show you!
What do you think?

Every quilt has to be draped over something outside right?

Hmm - that hat. No comment!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

One year on!

A year ago my honey (aka: The Handsome Pastor) and I planted a church. It was something we never thought we would do - but here we are, one year on. It's been a wonderful, busy, encouraging, challenging, grace filled time and today we spent some time looking back with joy at what the Lord has done amongst us. I know many of you have been praying for us and supporting us in some way or another and I just wanted to say Thank you! We have so appreciated it. Enjoy some photo's!
Some of RCBC attended Impact Bible Conference in June

Today's service 

Some of the dear ones we have come to love this past year