Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tomato glut?

This sauce is seriously yummy. It smells good, the texture is perfect and the taste.... it's fresh and so not store bought!!
 It would also make a lovely hostess gift.

From the recipe below it yielded (is that the right word?) the four jars you see and another half full.
Spicy tomato sauce

4lbs (2kg) ripe tomatoes
1lb (500g) sugar
1 1/2 tspn ground cloves
1/4 tspn cayenne
15g ground black pepper corns
1lb (500g) onions
500ml malt vinegar
25g mixed spice
30g salt

Simmer all ingredients together for 2 hours. Sieve or mouli, then bottle.
Don't forget to sterilise those jars!
(recipe from a local paper i think)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our big girl is 8

Siblings just as excited about the gifts!

Kate girl still in her nightie!

For some reason Milo was very excited about unwrapping gifts

Morning tea all ready 

The cake

A craft we did after morning tea - pretty rings :)

Pink rainbow cake....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fond memories...

Isn't it funny how things stir up memories of the past? For me, these fisherman lanterns we have just had installed in our house remind me of living in England. The creme lantern was an 3rd anniversary gift! The Handsome Honey told me that he had bought me 'something electrical' - I was a little concerned that it might be an alarm clock or something boring! But I was thrilled when I saw it was the lantern I had admired in a Country Living magazine (my fav mag!) The silver lanterns were an IKEA purchase. Don't need to say much more than that... except that I miss IKEA!!!! So.... after being stuck in boxes for the last 5 years, my gorgeous lights are now up!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Our boy turns 3 tomorrow....

This is the world's sweetest 'almost three year old'.
He loves Thomas the Tank Engine, diggers and loaders and tractors....
And us. He tells us all many times each day how much he loves us.
We love you too Jack Jack!! xx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

10 years!

"I must tell you.... you have bewitched me body and soul....
and I .... love you.... most ardently"
(Mr Darcy....)

Friday, February 3, 2012

On the long weekend we......

.... had a family day 

enjoyed a  picnic

spent time snuggling

looking for turtles in the lagoon

enjoyed a walk

played some soccer


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First day back at school

decorating the new library bags

morning tea.... very important!

sweet students

sneaky dog

serious work now....

miss 6 hard at work

busy hands....