Thursday, 3 November 2011

What's cooking?



It's been a week of organising and getting back into the swing of things.

A little ho hum for some.......but I've prepared my Christmas cake mix & it's soaking in Grand Marnier ready for baking in December. I used the trusty old Womens Weekly Christmas Cookbook recipe (I see Peter's of Kensington have a lovely hard cover edition) but would love to hear about any of your prized Christmas cake/pudding details....Do you have a favourite recipe?

I've made a batch of Chewy Coconut Biscuits, from cityhippyfarmgirl and also one of the Cashew Chia Date rolls....although, mine didn't turn out looking quite so well but it tastes delicious.

I made another Flourless Orange Cake last night for the L.F. to take into work today. I really do love this recipe. If you have a couple of hours to spare it's super easy and so delicious. I hope there's a slither left over for me!!

We've de-slugged our veggie patch with some more of this & enjoyed cooking up the bounty of Swiss Chard we came home to after our break.

All in all a lot of time has been spent in the kitchen but after eating out almost every day on our holiday I've totally enjoyed it.


Here's a peep at our kitchen. The giraffe grow chart I painted to keep track of Z's height. 'Growth spurt' really is an appropriate term for little people. It's incredible to see how quickly he shoots up.

Adios, I'm off to make moussaka. xox

7 comments:

Bruise Mouse said...

How organised are you with Christmas cake? I'm impressed.
That Orange Cake recipe looks amazing. A perfect cake for the days when you can't leave the house.
Very cute giraffe too.

stupendous joy said...

I know organised! It's crazy. Glad you are feeling better BM. It's lovely to see you back.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Super organised! I always have grand ambitions of Xmas cake and never quite get there though. Thanks for giving the two recipes a crack too :-)

stupendous joy said...

Thank you for the recipes CHFG. You're such an incredible resource!

Greta said...

Uh! Is that a brand new oven..? And white cupboards??
I need an update on the refurbishment works :-)

stupendous joy said...

Yes Greta. It's true. I was so sick of all the brown I decided to paint the cupboards... And a new oven! Your pizzas would be even more amazing! I'll send photos! We miss you and your cooking. Xx

Greta said...

I miss you!! Now is getting quite cold and yesterday I was thinking at your pumpkin soup.. so good. And the cannellini beans soup was amazing as well. I should try and make them sometimes.
The kitchen looks good in white, I agree.. mine is white too! xx

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