Archive | April, 2010

Today I love….Taco vans

30 Apr

Why do we not have them in Australia??

Like the kebab vans….bring on the tacos!!!

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Daiquiris Friday Night only $5 each

30 Apr

$5 Daiquiris tonight at Sir Henry Barkly hotel!!

I know it’s cold out there but I’ll just rug up and drink them all!!! Brrrrrrrrr

Today I love….Epicute

30 Apr

Epicute is a food photography site and the food is oh so cute!!!

Check it out here:

cute cupcake photos
see more

Cute

Mmmmm Churros with chocolate sauce!!! But how well will they bake???

30 Apr

I have a serious craving lately for some churros with chocolate sauce.

We had them at the Vic Market not long ago and they were only $1 each and so fresh and yummy!

El churro in Northland charges about $7.90 for a serve and I think that is completely obscene!

I don’t know about you but I detest deep frying food –

due to the mess and of course the negative health benefits,

so I thought “I wonder if I can find a baked churros recipe?”

And the result is no recipe can be found!! They are all using American ingredients or puff pastry (cheats!)

So now I will take an easy churros recipe found at Spanish Home Cooking,

modify it and this weekends’ project will be to attempt to make them myself.

Hmmmmm so wish me luck everyone!!!

I now need to find my piping bag in my freshly organised kitchen!

Ingredients:

1 cup plain flour
1 pinch bicarb of soda
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 cup of water
1/2 tea spoon of salt
Oil (to fry the churros – canola or vegetable oil is fine)
Caster Sugar (to sprinkle over the churros once they are cooked)
1 litre of full-fat milk
300gr of chocolate (Get the best chocolate you can 70 % cacao dark chocolate should be good enough)

Preparation:

  • Put the water and oil in a pot on a medium heat. When it starts to boil, add the flour, salt and sugar. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes consistent and until the dough sticks to the sides of the saucepan, Switch off the gas.
  • An easy way to make the churros in the right shape is to use a piping bag as you would for decorating a cake. Use a large star-shaped nozzle and firmly but gently squeeze the dough out through the nozzle.

Etsy Find of the day

30 Apr

Yes, folks this IS soap!!!

Some of the most beautiful and creative soaps you will

ever see can be found here on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KcSoapsNmore

The things people will do for $5

30 Apr

http://www.fiverr.com/

A range of services and product on offer for only five bucks each!

The things some people do are seriously bizarre!!

Today I love….Mother’s Day Margarita Mousse

29 Apr

Margarita Mousse

Preparation time: 20 mins
Serves: 6

This mexican treat is a wonderful dessert for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 100g white cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tblsp tequila
  • 1 tblsp orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 / 4 tsp finely grated lime rind
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 tblsps caster sugar
  • 2 / 3 cup thickened cream

Lime Jelly:

  • 1 / 4 cup lime juice
  • 3 / 4 cup warm water
  • 1 tblsp caster sugar
  • 3 tsps gelatine
  • Extra 1 / 4 cup water

Method

1. Combine chocolate, tequila and orange liqueur in a medium heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in rind and egg yolks.

2. Beat egg whites in a small clean bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved. Fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture.

3. Beat cream in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold cream into chocolate mixture.

4. Divide mixture among six glasses (3 / 4 cup capacity). Refrigerate overnight.

5. To make lime jelly, combine lime juice, water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until caster sugar is dissolved. Sprinkle gelatine over extra water in a small heatproof jug. Stand jug in a pan of simmering water. Stir over heat until dissolved. Stir into lime mixture. Strain jelly into a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Refrigerate overnight or until set.

6. To serve, coarsely chop lime jelly. Spoon onto mousse.

Today I love….Gnomes….I love Gnomes….

29 Apr

Today I love….Flickr Find

29 Apr

I find so many beautiful cute and gorgeous photos on flickr and I can’t help but share them with someone!!!

Joo Joo made these models and you can look her up here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/etsyjoojoo/

to find her other GORGEOUS photos!

Today I love….Mother’s Day

29 Apr

This Mothers day I am going to (of course) love my

Mum as she so rightly deserves but also (hopefully) get a present from her!

I NEED her strawberry mallow mouse recipe which she used to make for me

OH so many years ago!

In the meantime, feel free to share your own recipe here in the comments.

When I get it from her I will upload here for you all but to get your mouths watering let’s look at

these great juicy strawberry mousse pics for now!

Today I love….Etsy Finds

29 Apr

LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos by “boopsydaisy” on etsy:

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Today I love….Ddung the tiny cute doll!!!

29 Apr

I am in love with and currently own 5 Blythe dolls and have recently come across ddung – she is oh so cutesy!!

Now all I have to do is decide which one to buy!!

Oh dear…..

www.ddung.ca

Today I love….Out for dinner – Taco Bill $3 Taco Night!!!

28 Apr

Dinner at Taco Bill Greensborough – $3 taco and $5 margarita night!!

Yum…and of course we ordered too much and left stuffed full!

I think 6 tacos for Mr.Him is being a little ambitious after a shared nachos entree!

Highly recommended; specials on here most weeknights as well.


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