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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In My Kitchen

Some baking going on. We had run out of snacks so it was time to bake some
Anzac cookies and Pumpkin Cake.

I prepared the Bread and Butter Cucumbers courtesy of Rhonda Jean and let them sit in the brine for three hours. None of the shops had celery seed in so I just omitted it. Have a look at Rhonda's blog if you haven't already done so. Great resource if you like simple living.

The finished product. I shall make some more tomorrow.

Hopefully I will get to have a nice swim in here after tea tonight if the weather is still warm enough. The temperature in the pool was 32C (89.6F) Outside today was 35C (95F). Here is our pool Therese
Therese and I finally met up for a coffee today. It was nice to meet you and your lovely family.

x Tania


  1. It was great to meet you too Tania. I hope we can get together again sometimes. Maybe we can have a bbq at the foreshore with our hubby's as well.

  2. Wow you are blessed to have a pool. Your food looks lovely. Go home made food.

  3. Thankyou Tania for your comments too I really appreciate them. Thankyou too for the instructions on cutting and pasting. I love the picture. I will look forward to passing on the award. Heres to the success of that. Love your pool..

  4. PS my blog is now open to all, its accesable from google the normal way. Cheers

  5. PS Thankyou I now have marie antionette saved. Thankyou once again.

  6. must make those cookies again, thanks for reminding me. We're in for another 15cm's of snow overnight, aren't we the lucky ones!!!!

    I am mentioning your blog on a post I am doing on Friday (9th) on my blog.

    Gill in Canada

  7. I am in love with your blog,You girl sound like you live in Paradise!
    Vegies,freshly baked goodies,solar, and oh yeh chooks!!!
    We just had our chook give up on 12 eggs all fertalised at day 16!!!!!!
    How'd you go raising your chicks,Very little out there on doing it with a hen....As opposed to incubators!!! Ironic!
    Anyhooo Glad you had success your babies look so cute fllowing their Mumma.
    I will be back ,I can justtell I am going to love your blog.

  8. p.s email me sometime so we can chat chooks if you like:)

  9. Yummmm... everything looks so yummy!
    But tell me, where do you find the time?
    It's almost 11:30 here and I just realized that I haven't had time to brush my teeth yet this morning, let alone do anything constructive!
    Oh my...I hate school holidays!

  10. Mum! Stop teasing us less fortunte ones who have to suffer through the heat by showing pictures of your lovely pool! If you fail to cease I will be around pronto to JUMP IN IT! Ha ha. :)
    Love ~S. xo

  11. It is 34oC inside here at the moment at 9pm. It is supposed to be cooler tomorrow, but we'll see.

  12. It looks so lovely and warm there. It is raining here.


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