Monthly Archives: February 2011
Because this just appeared at my doorstop literally. This evening, Aakriti drove into town, bought a Cocolat cake and delivered it to me with a really long and tight hug. Thank you sweetie for making my night :) It was a very pleasant surprise <3 And yes we have the same mantra of believing that chocolate is the solution to all problems. Love you!
Uni has not even started and I have already created a backlog of food entries because I have awesome time management :( Out three nights in a row- SD, Lil and Sue’s Elvish 21st and the girls’ catch up. I am so exhausted…but they were 3 pretty fine nights though :D Great way to end the summer hols before uni actually starts come Monday! :) Which reminds me that my deadline is up tonight so from tomorrow onwards, no more brooding and no more thinking ‘what if?’
Anyway, the 1/2 priced steaks deal at The Stag is back!! Everyone say YAY? The deal is only for lunch though and if you are willing to wait a really long time for your order (the kitchen is severely shorthanded and the crowd is huge), the deal is actually pretty darn awesome!
My MSA*Certified Australian Angus Beef 350g Scotch Fillet- $35.10 ($17.55)
Tasted a bit charred out the outside but other than that, the beef was tender and yummy :)
YX’s MSA*Certified Australian Angus Beef 300g Porterhouse- $32.10 ($16.05)
Mable’s MSA*Coorong Angus Beef 200g Eye Fillet- $32.10 ($16.05)
299 Rundle St, Adelaide SA
Ph: 08 8223 2934
We were supposed to head out for dinner when the girls came back but because they were tired from flying, I decided to bake something simple and easy so we could just pig out in front of the telly and enjoy :) Okay maybe it was not that easy because I did not have an apple corer so I had to do everything with just a knife. Hmmm Im not attempting this again without an apple corer the next time and I ran out of butter so I substituted with olive oil for some parts of the crumble. Glad it still turned out alright. Hope the girls liked it :)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces/olive oil
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
5 Granny Smith Apples (peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch chunks)
1 cup fresh blackberries or raspberries
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Place all the topping ingredients (flour, sugars, spices, butter, oats and nuts) in a large bowl and whisk until the mixture is crumbly and there are no large pieces of butter visible. Set aside while you prepare the filling.
Place the apple chunks in a large bowl, along with the berries (if using) and lemon zest. Toss with the lemon juice and sugar.
Transfer to your prepared baking dish Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes before serving or eat straight from the dish like we did! :D
God allows you to know His presence and love through angels called friends. The generosity and love from everyone these few days has been amazing. Little texts messages to tell you how much your actions have been appreciated and little gestures such as a call from the SD tent right before tickets were sold out to make sure you have yours, simply a hug to say thank you for training with them, patiently teaching and encouraging you as you play your first ‘proper’ tennis game in your life or postponing watching ‘Black Swan’ even though they have been looking forward to it just because I fell asleep. I have been truly blessed being surrounded by these angels around me. Thank you :) and now I’m looking forward to the biggest party of the year with these special people tonight!
And..my girls are all home finally :) Nice to have some noise in the house and a friendly face whenever you pop your head out of the door. It also means people to eat what I bake! :D Started with something easy and relatively healthy tonight for them- oats, apples, brown sugar, almonds, olive oil and blueberries. Mable made carrot and apple juice with the new juice machine they bought so we had a little potluck sort of thing going on. I really really want an electric whisk to make pavlova and meringue. You know what? I just need a fan forced oven. The conventional oven at home is driving me nuts and making all the temperatures inaccurate :(