Saturday, March 10, 2012
Last week, a bunch of us packed a picnic and headed to Moffat beach, Caloundra for a day of frolicking in the sun.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
To celebrate she is throwing an America, FUCK YEAH party and I'm making her a Cherry Pie.
I've never made a cherry pie before, can you believe it?
SO I've searched the internet for the perfect recipe and I'm testing it out this afternoon.
In fact, it's just gone in the oven now.
Hey Jo. Stop being so pretty.
- 2 large jars of cherries (about 4 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar.
- 6 tablespoons cornflour.
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract.
- a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Short crust pastry ( I cheated and used frozen stuff)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter.
- 1 tablespoon sugar, to sprinkle.
Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat.
After the cherries lose considerable juice, which may take a few minutes, remove from heat.
Mix the sugar and cornflour together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well.
Add the almond extract, if desired, and mix.
Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water or juice from the canned cherries, too thin, add a little more cornstarch.
Preheat the oven to 190.
Prepare your crust.
Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with bits of butter.
Cris-cross pastry strips across top and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.
Eat covered in ice-cream and try not to cry when you realise how delicious it is.
Here it before i popped it in the oven.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A sticky, gunky, blotchy peeper courtesy of a single cat hair.
It was even stuck together this morning. GROSS.
Worst thing is, wasn't even my cat!
On Wednesday night Scott and I popped over to Amy and Nicks for a quick visit.
Usually I spending half my time there smooshing and huffing and smooching Amy's cats.
That night was no different. I was smothering Penny with love. Oh Penny. She is truly magnificent. She has beautiful soft and fluffy fur that I could bury my face in it and live there happily forever. She is also super dainty and smells delicious.
LOOK AT HER.
So after I'd finally let her go, i realised there was something irritating my eye.
I couldn't find anything in there so I went to bed as normal.
When I woke up on Thursday it was awful, I carefully cleaned it out and managed to pull out a long Penny hair that had been swimming around my eyeball all night. All day it was irritating the shit out of me but I could still see fine so i thought it would pass. Then this morning when I woke up it was stuck together, disgusting!
I can't really see properly out of it and it's sticky. EW.
Off to the doctors for me!
I'm also going to never, ever going to stop huffing Penny though.
EDIT! I just got back to the doctors. I have conjunctivitis. Super gross. HAH.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
(Well, me actually. The night of our housewarming. It was Mad Men themed)
(One of the greatest breakfast's I've ever had. Courtesy of Diana and Brendan)
3. Something you adore.
(My babies, Minette and Louie)
4. Something you miss.
(Max, my man)
5. Something you wear.
(I've had this dress for years. We've been through some shit)
6. Something that makes you smile.
(My Strange. <3)
(My Mum. She is my everything)
(One of my favourite photos of a couple of the best people around)
(I adore Christmas. I adore Christmas food)
(I love to dance)
(My brother, Stephen and I on our annual family holiday with our Grandparents to Blackpool pleasure beach in England)
12. Where you sleep.
(Usually covered in these two)
13. Close up.
14. Something you are reading.
(The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
(The best photo of Scott and I ever taken. At our friends Amy and Nick's beautiful wedding, the photographer captured this moment surrounded by our friends)