Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Multicultural Day

And finally a picture to show you what we did today.....

James' daycare held a Multicultural day. He was dressed as a little Chinese boy/man (we picked up the outfit in Shanghai earlier this year). It is funny because whenever we ask him lately, "Are you Chinese?" he says, "Nooooo, no I not".
We had to take a platter of food each related to our cultural backgrounds. I made Anzac biscuits and had some Dutch Speculaas biscuits too. Well I am not Chinese, am I???

"The" Muesli Bar Slice Recipe

I won't keep you waiting any longer. My favourite 'snacky' recipe at the moment is the Real Muesli Bars recipe from Bill Grangers new (?) book Every Day. I actually really like a lot of the recipes in there, so it is worth buying the book.

Real Muesli Bars
3 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Flaked Almonds
1/2 cup Wheatgerm
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/3 cup Chopped Dried Apricots
3/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

Preheat the oven to 130 degrees celcius. Lightly grease and line a 35cm x 25cm tin. Put the oats, coconut, wheatgerm, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and apricots into a large bowl.

Put the honey, sugar and oil into a small pan and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Pour this over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

Press the mix into the tin and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars (or squares) while still warm. Leave to cool before removing it from the tin.

Now, I don't have any pretty plates like Ingrid, so this will have to do.

P.S. I hope that my glowing recommendation of the recipe and the cookbook will override any issues that arise from copying the recipe!!!

High Tea Anyone???

Last Sunday the Sydney EB girls met up for High Tea at the QVB Tearooms.

It was just lovely. We chatted away and slowly made our way through the lovely sandwiches and cakes.

The day would not have been complete without a group photo.

From Left to Right: Ingrid, Corrie, Cass and Belinda

Thank you for a great day girls, I really enjoyed myself.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Cowboy Pants

I finally have something to blog - James' new Cowboy Pants. I pulled out the Michael Miller flannelette that I bought a while back after James took an immense liking to some Peter Alexander cowboy print flannel PJs that Alex picked up last week.
I was happy that I managed to whip them up in about an hour (I had already traced of the pattern to use before). And he loves them.

I have been working on a few other projects, but nothing complete enough to post here about, sorry.....

In coming blog posts, you will find a Muesli Bar Recipe that is just delicious, perhaps some sewing, and some of the "Me" answers for questionnaires that I have been tagged for. Stay tuned.....