Saturday, February 26, 2011


UPDATE 26 Feb: -

UPDATE 23 Feb: -

The first sunflower is getting larger and along with it are 2 smaller ones :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

And now there are two!

The first sunflower is growing larger and it now has a companion! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Update 17 Feb 2011: HERE WE ARE!

My very first sunflower is on the way! After quite a long time tending to it, making sure it has enough to drink and does not get blown over by strong winds, I think I might have a flower coming up. This is the largest plant I have planted so far! :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More pretty flowers

Got these at the market today because I really liked one of the colours. Guess which one? :)
These flowers never cease to amaze me when I see how they develop.

Now I think these are dahlias, not chrysanthemums!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Apricot & oat cookies

For some reason, I felt like rolled oats cookies on the way home so I got some rolled oats, found a recipe and tested it out. :)

Ingredients: -
1 1/2 cups (140g) rolled oats
2/3 cup (140g) brown sugar
200g pkt diced apricots (I used dried cherries and currants)
1 cup (150g) plain flour
2 tbs golden syrup
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g butter, melted, cooled

Method: -
1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Combine the rolled oats, sugar, apricots and flour in a bowl. Place the golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Stir until well combined. Set aside for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the butter.
3. Add the golden syrup mixture to the dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside for 10 minutes.
4. Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place on the lined trays about 4cm apart. Bake, swapping the trays around once, for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining mixture.

They are yummy!