It hailed last night! I woke up at 2.30am to something like the sound of someone typing and wondered what in the world that was before I realised that it was coming from the hail hitting the window. There was another round again later at 5am.
The weather has been swinging drastically from hot/warm in this month where we also had the hottest day in spring.
Many small hailstones
Rain & hail
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Came across a recipe for choux puffs in a magazine yesterday. It looked quite easy. I never actually wondered how they were made but now I know and I have tried it out too! I can make my own Beard Papa puffs! Hehehe! :)
* 100ml water
* 100ml milk
* 80g butter, cut into small pieces
* 1 tsp sugar
* 1 tsp salt
* 120g plain flour
* 3 eggs, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees.
2. Place water, milk, sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until boiling.
3. Add flour and stir quickly with a wooden spoon over low heat for about 5 mins or until mixture leaves sides of the pan. Let mixture cool slightly for about 5 mins.
4. Slowly add eggs and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth and elastic.
5. Place tablespoons of mixture on baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 6-8 mins or until puffed, then reduce temperature to 180 degrees and bake for a further 12-15 mins until cooked inside.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Was watching the weather channel just now - the weather here these days is just going out of hand! Temperatures dropped past zero degrees in some places last night, causing fruit crop to be destroyed. And then for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, it is going to be hot and sweltering (reaching the 30s) with fire danger warnings coming up all over the place. Almost seems like a desert type climate we are living in...
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Left: Morning; Right: Afternoon
Our tulip plant sprouted a flower over the past few days and this morning, I thought the flower bulb looked quite big. Lo and behold, it bloomed in the afternoon! :D It is a little small compared to tulips sold in the shops but it is hand raised!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The funny biscuit box
This was what greeted us in the pantry this morning. The biscuit box got filled up so high that the lid could not fit and yet the person who filled it up just balanced the lid on top :D The reason for this is because of the leftover biscuits that are growing in number each day at the bottom as they are the varieties that most people do not seem to like. Wonder how it will look tomorrow...
This load of candy & chocolate is what we bought with leftover change from one of the group lunches that we sometimes have. There was about $20 left the last time because people did not factor in the discount we got on the total bill. We just look like a bunch of really unhealthy people :P This only lasts for half a day.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Went to the South Melbourne market today and spotted an animal farm that was set up for the school holidays. So many cute baby animals and a whole bunch of little bunnies too! It was also fun watching the kids playing with the animals and asking funny questions.