Thursday, 24 January 2008

Breakfast in a Biscuit

A nice easy breakfast - not too sweet.

(Gluten Free) Breakfast in a Biscuit

Wet ingredients:
3 bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup milk

Mix in a food processor or with beater until fluffy

Now add the dry ingredients:
2 cups quick cooking grain flakes (oat, rice, quinoa, amaranth, anything you'd use for instant porridge, etc - I've even successfully used a muesli mix)
1/2-3/4 cup mixed nuts and dried fruit
and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Mix well and leave for a few minutes while the oven heats and the dried grain flakes get nice and moist. Use a tablespoon to drop onto biscuit trays and flatten slightly. Bake 20 min at 175 deg C. swapping trays top to bottom after 10 min. Makes 24.

1 biscuit - 111 calories, 3 gm fat (0 gm saturated fat), 20 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm dietary fibre, 3 gm protein

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Finishing is Good!

I've finally finished the snippet quilt: a Fantasy Garden, last mentioned in February 2007 and already considered a ufo then - can't remember when I started it. It still worries me on some levels but it looks pretty good from a distance and its finished and finished is good! I'll enter it in the Quilt Club show and put a price on it - see if it sells.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Visiting Family

Photos of the Auckland trip: Sarah, Aimee and Jessica on the ferry to Waiheke Island to visit my parents; Pictures of my parents with the girls at their lovely home; my sister Susan in her home modelling a hat I made a few years ago and didn't get a photo of at the time before I gave it away.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Blue Cushion

In my last post I told you about scanning my dad's slides. I wanted to get them done now because I am going to visit my parents next week. When I do it will be with Sarah and Aimee and Jessica and we will all be flying up to Auckland to stay with my sister before visiting Mum and Dad for the day.

I have made this cushion as a thank you gift for my sister and I chose the photo from the ones I scanned as it is the right colours for her dining room. It is a bit overstuffed as I have used a cushion insert from one of my cushions in order to take the photos. I'll buy a more appropriately sized insert tomorrow. You can see I have used the ripped edge, layered method that I used for framing the artwork on Chris' t-shirt.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Family photos

A few years ago Terry had need of a slide projector and my father sent us his venerable one along with his collection of slides taken over a period of 15 years from 1960 to 1975. I promised to scan them someday... but, well, you know its not a top priority is it? But this Xmas Terry and I bought digital photo frames for our parents and then a couple of evenings ago a friend of ours dropped by to lend me his slide scanner - what do you know! 2 days of scanning and its done! Not all done at a very high resolution, but all done well enough for the digital photo frame and well enough to make it easy to find the ones I want to redo at a higher resolution some other time.

They are all mixed up - they show 15 years of my life and that of my sister Susan, brother Mark, (along with parents and two grandmothers), as we grow and marry and have children of our own. Just wait a little for the slide show to start...