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.

3 comments:

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!