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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.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Recipes, garden and unexpected visitor

Tuna Fettuccine

250g fettuccine egg noodles

450g can tuna, drained

1 large onion, finely chopped

90g butter, melted

300ml carton light cream

2 tablespoons tomato paste

pepper to taste

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Cook noodles in 3 litres of boing water for approximately nine minutes.

Melt butter in pan. Add onion and drained tuna, and stir over medium heat until onion is just tender.

Stir in cream, tomato paste, season with pepper.

Bring sauce to boil, remove from heat immediately.

Stir in chopped parsley.

Spoon sauce over cooked, drained fettuccine noodles.

The elephant tongues are huge this year, due to the extra rain.

The Freesia's have a lot of flowers.

And so has the stock, this plant had only a couple of flowers last year.

Lady Flo's Easy Chocolate Cake

1 cup SR flour

1 cup castor sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons cocoa

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

Mix all ingredients in a bowl for 4 minutes. Pour mixture into a well greased 20cm cake tin. Bake in a moderate oven (180C-200C) for 45 minutes.

(I added a little oil to this mix for extra moisture)

We had an unusual visitor to our back yard a couple of days ago. It was a very friendly magpie which we believe to be a pet of our neighbours. Cheeky thing made friends with hubby, who had the food, took a mouthful and then flew home.

Take care,



  1. Hi Tania

    Oh, too much yummy food! I think I am going to impose a ban on my blog of all things tasty for at least a month!

    Joolz :)

  2. Thanks Tania, we'll try the chocky cake this afternoon!
    That magpie is very tame! We feed some sometimes but they don't come that close!

  3. the tuna sounds delicious. I get sick of the same tuna mornay recipe so may try this one for a change.

  4. This recipe is making me hungry!

  5. Too cool about the bird.

    The recipe sounds similar to our tuna and mushroom spaghetti I call it.

  6. Hi Tania,
    The Tuna Fettucine sounds great - I am always looking for different ways to spice up tuna dishes.

    Our fruit trees have very little blossom on them this year, as we had frosts while they were budding. (sigh)
    Have a wonderful weekend.


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