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Chit Chat / Re: Forum Fest 2016
« on: January 04, 2016, 01:23:43 am »
I'd love to come to Cairns, as I've never been there.  Sydney would also be a good spot.
I think it depends on whether there is someone available in either Cairns or Sydney to take control of the organising.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: January 03, 2016, 07:11:49 am »
It's $21 for as long as we can stretch it. I'm sure we can go a week, but we will see.
We seem to have way too much food here. Milk and vegies is all we should need to buy.  I already have my first week of meals planned.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:32:51 am »
Today Richard took me to Jamie's Italian for lunch. It was part of my Xmas present. We had a lovely time. The food was good - but I couldn't help thinking with my Thermomix and Phillips pasta machine I can do meals just as good at home.

Yesterday we made dog food (like we do every month or so). When it came to putting the containers into the freezer I struggled to find room. The freezers, fridge and pantry seemed to be fuller than ever. So we've decided to do our own take on the $21 challenge - starting from now we only have $21 to spend on groceries and other food items. Another rule is we have to shop, eat and cook as we normally would (for example we always buy organic milk, so we have to still buy this expensive milk we can't switch to cheaper supermarket brands, we also have to cook and eat meals similar to what we normally have, we have to eat lots of vegies like we always do, so we can't have things like cheese on toast for dinner etc). We are going to see how long our $21 will last.  Milk and vegies is what will eat up the budget I reckon.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:19:46 am »
You've been cooking up a storm Blackwood, well done.

Glad you're feeling better Cookie.
Hope your cold doesn't hang around too long CC, hope the soup helps.

Chit Chat / Re: Expressions of interest for SS for 2015
« on: December 27, 2015, 03:01:42 am »
Just catching up and seeing the last of the presents - some lovely gifts indeed!
Thanks for organising it again this year Cookie, it's been great fun.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 27, 2015, 02:57:24 am »
Wow Denise that looks amazing, he has done a wonderful job.

Great cooking Mich & DH.

Great gift Amber, you will love it (I love mine)  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2015, 06:15:35 am »
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful day.

I had a very busy lead up to Xmas with work being crazy, glad it's finally holidays. Today we had Xmas lunch at our place with my Mum, Richard's Mum & Dad and his sister. We had a lovely day, they have all just left and we are having a rest. Tomorrow we do it all again as my sister and her family are coming for lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the day, hope everyone gets some time to rest and relax.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:23:26 am »
That looks nice Katj, I have that book so I'll check out the recipe.

I've made 2 loaves of bread, we had some for lunch and the rest I've sliced and placed in the freezer.
I also made pizza sauce, a Swedish ice-cream cheesecake and custard ready to churn into ice-cream tomorrow. Also planning on making red & green shortbread dough and freezing it to bake late, then tuna pasta for dinner.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:18:14 am »
I made dog biscuits a couple of years ago using this recipe:

Chit Chat / Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:14:50 am »
Looking good Chookie.

I sort of made this pie for dinner tonight. I made the filling, but instead of a frozen puff pastry lid I made my own pastry using a Paul Hollywood recipe.

For the filling I didn't quite have 600g of chicken or quite enough leeks, so I added a zucchini as well. I thickened the sauce with a bit of corn flour, as I wanted the filling to be thick as I didn't only put a pastry lid on it I made a full pie.

The pie was delicious and we both enjoyed it. It's a very easy recipe to make.

I used a new pie dish I bought a couple of weeks ago, it has little holes all over it to help the pastry cook.

Chit Chat / Re: Expressions of interest for SS for 2015
« on: December 07, 2015, 08:46:27 am »
My SS present arrived today. I did as I was told and ripped into the present quickly (not that I needed much encouragement!)

Thank you for the lovely earrings SS, they are truly gorgeous xx

« on: December 06, 2015, 05:58:59 am »
Not exactly shopping, as I didn't buy it - but my copy of UK book The British Isles on a Plate arrived on Friday. Richard ordered it when he was in the UK and had it sent to his friends, who posted it to him. Technically it's part of my Xmas present, but I'm allowed to have it now.

It's a great book, I like how it's actually has a hard cover unlike the soft cover type books Australia HO have been producing lately.  So many great recipes I'd love to cook and eat. Looking forward to making something from it when it's not so hot here in Adelaide.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 06, 2015, 05:50:54 am »
They look great Chookie.
Wouldn't mind one now  ;)

« on: December 01, 2015, 05:16:11 am »
I love my Mox!  I have 3 pairs (black, blue and purple).   I catch the train to work and then walk 25 minutes to my office. I wear my Mox and change to other shoes once at work.  They don't hurt my feet and I've never had a blister.  They are really comfy.

Jen I normally take size 9 and I have wide feet, I didn't go up a size I went with size 41 (which is size 9 according to their sizing chart) and they fit perfectly.

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