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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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Our rustic rain gauge...

measured 5mm (20pts) overnight....

Woo Hoo, the plants have sprung to life....

Bird of paradise...
Beautiful raindrops on everything....

Got my ANZAC biscuits done...
My recipe is:

ANZAC Biscuits

1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup coconut
125gms butter
2 tblspns golden syrup
1 tspn bicarb soda
3 tblspns boiling water

Preheat oven to 180C
In a bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Then the rest.
Spoon onto a greased oven tray and flatten slightly.
Cook for 15 - 20 minutes.

A zucchini slice with our lovely home grown eggs...
thanks chookies!
Zucchini Slice

375gms zucchini, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 bacon rashers, finely chopped
1 cup (125gms) grated tasty cheese
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup oil
5 eggs, lightly beaten

Grease a 19cm x 29cm rectangular slice pan.

Mix all ingredients together well.

Pour mixture into pan and bake in moderate oven about 30 minutes, or until well browned and set in centre.

Serves 4-6

End of day.....
Enjoy your weekend,



  1. Thanks for the recipes. I'll try them both tomorrow.


    Blessings Gail

  2. Looks like a wonderful rain, a beautiful sunset, and last but not least....the food!!! Yummy!!

  3. What a beautiful place!!! Lucky you! The Flowers are gorgeous! And those biscuits....to die for.

  4. I guess my comment didn't print. Lovely pictures, what a beautiful place. Those bisquits look delicious!

  5. I woke up to rain this morning too....a lovely sound.
    Both those recipes are a favourite in our house and are made on a regular basis.

  6. Wooohoo - rain!

    That zucchini slice recipe looks like just what I need - I have zucchini & eggs both to use up!

  7. Sometimes we think we need more in life but really, if you have a fresh shower of rain to bring the garden to life, Anzac biscuits and a zucchini slice straight from the oven and a sunset at the end - what more do you need to make your day perfect?

    Cheers - Joolz

  8. Beautiful photos! Rain is so precious - I wish I could send you some of ours - it is pouring down here, and has done so for 24 hours now!

    ANZAC biscuits...yummy. I think I'll be making some today, and the whole house will smell so delicious :-)

  9. Thanks for the recipes and the beautiful pictures!

  10. Hi Tania,
    Wow - your Bird of Paradise is looking spectacular!

    We had about 10mm of rain out of the last lot. Wasn't it amazing, and how quickly it brings everything back to life!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Love and blessings, Jillian ♥

  11. Hi~ I am out blogg hopping and found my way here from A bite of country cupcakes blog. FUnny thing..my name is Tania too! I am from North Dakota!! I enjoyed reading through your blog....hope you can stop by mine for a visit. :)

  12. After looking at these wonderful recipes, I suddenly think I'm starving!


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