Monday, January 26, 2004

Garlic, Jelly and Cake!

The Cake!
Today the kids and I did some cooking. It was only a packet mix but it seems to be turning out well. We made and orange poppy seed cake, each pair of hands eager to help. Miranda added the eggs, erin added the water and some of the butter and Jadeen added the remaining butter while each took a turn at using the electric mixer. These kids have it easy, i didn't have the advantage of electric mixers (for small things) in college, only cause i didn't bring one. I feel old! It was only 10 years ago that i started college. If I remember I shall tell you about college one day.

The Jelly!
Nothing exciting here except that I mixed it with tinned fruit. The packet said not to mix with fresh pineapple, pawpaw or kiwi fruit. I am thinking this is due to the acidity level of those fruit, but I could be wrong. I have been known to be wrong before. Let's see if it sets or not. I know it is edible, it is jelly afterall!

The Garlic!
This was the second last of my culinary efforts this arvo. We had 3 (plus bits) cloves of garlic and we weren't using it before it started to grow, well one of the cloves. So i bottled what was good and usefull in some plain, flavourless oil. This way I will get garlic oil and cloves that aren't going to sprout on me before they get used.

Nothing special, just marinated some lamb cutlets in a little olive oil, salt, freshly cracked black pepper and fresh rosemary. I will cook them later when they have been sitting there for a while.

On the non-food side of things, the girls have been playing happily outside today, making full use of the paddling pool. The bubs on the inside has been it's usual self, kicking high, having hiccups low and occasionally causing small twinges of pain (think it is just pressing on the cervix or something like that) It is still inside and that is a good thing for the moment as I am not prepared for it's entry into the world yet. I need to stock up on disposables and baby supplies and go through the boxes I have to see what I still have.

Time to check on the cake!