Monday 8 July 2013


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Its school holidays this week and last. For the first time in so long we haven't gone anywhere. (This time last year we were at the snow, do you remember?)

This year we are at home, in front of the heater, or cooking, or eating, or playing board games. We're having a quiet and lazy holiday. Actually we've all been sick so the timing is good. We were all really tired when the term ended so its a luxury to not have to go anywhere or do anything.

We did venture out to Yum Cha to celebrate my little sister being in town, and the great news that she's moving back to Sydney after ten years. The boys also finally got a run at soccer after the grounds have been closed for a month.

I am trying to work in between it all and not succeeding very well. But that's the way of holidays. I did clean up the huge tomato plants that have been covered with green tomatoes that are very slow to ripen. In a fit of spring cleaning I hacked them back and picked all the green tomatoes to make my mother in law's green tomato pickle, a staple round here. Its delicious and the perfect thing on cheese sandwiches. I threw a chilli in with mine to give it a little bite.

I also made this 'magic cake' which I found on pinterest. You mix the ingredients in one bowl and pour the liquidy batter into the cake tin. Somehow by magic it comes out with three layers, a cakey top, a custardy centre and a firmer base. Yum. Will definitely be making this one again!


  1. So I went straight off to Pinterest, that cake looks amazing. I may well just have to have a go at it later, the boys have a day off so we need to do something....
    Making chutney is my favourite activity come autumn, your looks delicious.

  2. I need to make that cake.

  3. Oooooh! What a scrumptious-looking cake!!!
    I'm feeling decidedly hungry now.....

  4. Forgot how much I liked your blog
    Dee X


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