Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bits and Bobs

I made this shortbread over the weekend as a gift for Lynley who lent me some of her vintage patterns so I could make cards. This is basically shortbread that I added some dutched cocoa powder to and then drizzled with white chocolate. I actually cooked the shortbread in a slice tin and then marked it into rectangles with a knife when it came out of the oven. I wasn’t in the mood for rolling and cutting, but to be honest, I think rolling and cutting gives a better result. Still, the shortbread tasted nice and I really liked the white chocolate on top.

Here are a couple of cards I made a few weeks ago – I haven’t done all that much card making lately though. Life has been a bit busy. I normally make them when I watch tv but I have been struggling to even fit in the one hour a week I watch of Brothers and Sisters. I must finish my cross stitch too!!!

Dinner last night was chicken breasts that I marinated in a mixture of ground coriander, ground cumin, cinnamon, paprika, lemon juice and honey. I then baked the breasts in the oven. We had it with baked organic pumpkin and kumara (also coated in a similar spice mix, but drizzled with maple syrup in the last 15 minutes instead of using the honey and lemon juice) and organic silverbeet. Very yummy.


Helen said...

You are the only other person I have ever heard of that watches Brother's & Sisters! We love it - but no-one else here in the UK seems keen! Love your blog! hx

Cakelaw said...

I love the sound of your dinner - can I come over next time ;) As I have said before, I am a huge fan of your retro pattern cards - I love fashion, and there is such a charm about those old drawings.

Anonymous said...

Tammy - the shortbread was divine - I had to make the kids promise not to eat it all before I got back from Blenheim! - thank you, you are sooo clever....I don't watch much tv either - too many culinary adventures to be had!