Another day in my life . . .

I know some of you have seen this as its been around Facebook - but I couldn't help myself.   It makes me smile as I now a few ladies like this one!!! Won't name any names. . . .

How are you all?  I am well, however I had been unwell for most of the week, finally feeling better by Wednesday evening. But now my husband has the "bug" and not a happy chappy. I am sure that somewhere in our wedding vows there is something about sharing everything including bugs!! 

Went out this morning to buy food. We needed the usual milk, bread and potatoes but as usual, I came back with other things that I hadn't planned on buying. Yes, I started with a shopping list and then wandered off. One thing I did buy was bacon . . . . we love bacon but bacon bought from a supermarket wrapped in plastic is not very nice at all, in fact it contains a large amount of water (and won't cook properly). I buy my bacon from a continental deli, the sort that has big chunks of bacon and other cured meats and they cut it for you (your required thickness) and wrap it in paper the old fashion way. This way you know you are getting good quality bacon and you can see it before it is cut. I bought a beautiful smoked bacon from the Barossa Valley - cut thick. Not cheap, but it was worth it. Had some for lunch with eggs and toast. Yum.


Made hummus this morning - if you have never made it before, its so easy to make and so healthy (and its vegan for anyone interested). I have made this batch so I can take it to work and eat it for lunch with celery, carrot sticks, red capsicum and pita bread. Considering it only contains chickpea, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt - it is oozing with goodness. Being so easy to make, why buy it. There are a variety of recipes, this is the one I used - I would recommend you taste it as you go in case you want more garlic, lemon juice or tahini.
Recipe: http://mideastfood.about.com/od/appetizerssnacks/r/hummusbitahini.htm


Macadamia and white chocolate biscuits - these are SO good, full of white chocolate and nuts. If you can't get macadamia nuts or don't like them, I am sure this would work with any sort of nut.
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/22793/white+chocolate+and+macadamia+cookies


On my way home this morning I went via the library (a great place to visit!) to pick up a book I had order - "Green Vanilla Tea" by Marie Williams. It is about Marie's husband who suffered from both early on-set dementia and motor neurone disease. I can't wait to start reading it, just need to finish my other one on dementia. And no, no one in the family is suffering from dementia, just thought it would be an interesting topic to know learn more about.

Its almost 4pm (and the sun is finally shinning), time for a cup of tea and a sit down!  A little later I need to make pizza bases for dinner - we are having middle eastern lamb mince pizzas with spinach leaves and yoghurt. The lamb mince is already prepared with cumin, chilli, cinnamon and nutmeg + tomato paste and tomatoes cooked and reduced then spread over the pizza bases and cooked - once done, spinach is tossed over the top until wilted and homemade garlic yoghurt is drizzled over the pizza along with sumac.

This week photo - chalk and blackboards always take me back to my school days, a place I have lots of fond memories. Also a place where I made some life long friends.  Photography by Joluise

HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL

Comments

  1. All your recipes sound delicious and the comic is humourous. I am not a seamstress but I have friends with fabric rooms (rather than cupboards!) I did smile at you comment about the hummus being vegan right under the bacon bit!

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    1. Yes, the bacon and the hummus didn't really go together!!! Hope you are having a lovely week.

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  2. Sorry to hear you've been feeling sick but glad you're feeling better now!

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    1. Both my husband and I have completely recovered and feeling so much better. Its really does slow you down when you catch a bug.

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  3. Rossie and I went to Spotlight on Friday. Now there is a woman who knows how to buy fabric! =) She always gets lots! It is kind of fun to watch =) I got a tiny bit more wool - having fun with the knitting!
    love,
    Bets

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    1. Spotlight is so far out of my way I rarely get there unless when I am on holidays. But I do have enough fabric at the moment so I am not pining for any!!

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  4. Hi. I have been stopping in to read ~ wouldn't miss Art Friday's for the world ~ but a little too busy to leave my usual inane comment. Glad you are feeling better & have things in your life that make you happy.

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    1. You are a very busy lady so I don't expect you to leave a message every time you stop by!!! I do think of you went I do my art each week, its nice to know I have some regulars.

      Blessing for the week.

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  5. heheee Love that fabric post - seen it before and yes am guilty of that!
    mmmm hummus! :-)

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    1. I took my hummus to work today with my vegetable sticks and some cheese, it made for a yummy lunch. But I think I need to add more garlic and lemon juice to it, not quite strong enough.

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  6. LOL! I had to laugh at your comment under the comic, Jo. Haha!! :)
    Yes... my sister(s) and I do know how to buy fabric. ;)
    I made hummus some years ago but haven't made any since. Maybe I should do that again sometime. I don't really like it at all, but Dan loves it for dipping vegies or flat bread in. :) The recipe I used was different because I started out with dried chick peas rather than using the canned variety - this means it is a little more time-consuming to make, but I prefer to not use the canned variety. The recipe I made is in a Gulf cookbook, so a good one, too - hummus bi tahini.

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    1. You don't need to use a can, just soak the peas all night and then cook until tender. I bought the tahini but you could make it too if you wanted to. It comes in a jar and I bought the macro brand. I took some to work with veggies and it couldn't be healthier.

      I love buying fabric too but fortunately Spotlight is out of my way which is a good thing!

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  7. Jo- I hope by now that both you and your husband are on the mend-/ it's no fun being sick--- but it's even worse when the husband is sick-- (they whine a lot!)

    Love the idea of the chocolate macadamia cookies--

    Xoxo
    Vicki

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