Friday, 27 April 2012


The girls and I made some this morning. Jessica wanted to take some to kinder for lunch. She got lots of oohs and aahs. I love sushi - but since we moved I haven't found a favourite place yet - I'm just not out at lunchtime much these days.

Ella thought it was good too - minus the nori of course!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Chocolate tarts

I had people coming for dinner last night. I made a simple creamy bolognese style pasta bake for main course. For dessert I really wanted to do something that involved melting chocolate, but didn't really have time to do much. In the end I grabbed some pastry tart shells from the supermarket, made a ganache with a combination of milk and dark chocolate and added some Kahlua.

Quick dusting of cocoa powder and some whipped cream on the side - yum! Quick and easy dessert. And there's some ganache leftover. Lucky me!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I love my breadmaker

Tomato focaccia. About 7 minutes prep time, then I just have to be organised to start it going early enough. Prep time includes slicing the tomatoes. And the smell while it cooks - mmmmmmm. This time it came out lovely and soft - it sometimes comes out a bit on the dry side. I make pizza bases in my bread maker all the time, too. Definitely worth the investment.