This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!
Another delicious Cook Up has happened from donna hay magazine Issue 88 Aug/Sep 2016
These are really getting really too far between now but I'm determined to catch up!!!
Menu - Sticky Ginger Marmalade Chicken Stir Fry
accompanied by Zucchini and a Cucumber Salad with aThai Dressing
Chocolate and Maple Banana Cake
First up I started the Dessert Cake preparation
I even made my own Dulce De Leche instead of purchasing it but come to think of it I have never seen it available in our small coastal town
Recipe for Homemade Dulce De Leche by Donna Hay available here and also above blog in Pages
Condensed Milk ready to go into oven covered by foil and in a Water Bath
I don't think I left mine in long enough due to the paler colour and thickness of it compared to Donna's but in any case it was still delicious
Also a bit hard to check as it was covered by baking paper, foil and string
As you can see Donna's version is really dark and quite thick
The Dulce De Leche is sitting atop Chocolate Ganache
My version all bottled and ready to use whenever called for
To our surprise we have successfully grown Ginger so this was used for garnishing the meal
All accompanied by Zucchini
and a Cucumber Salad with a Thai Dressing (home made) just to give it that little edge
I used Home Made Marmalade from my local Farmer's Market and boy was this so different to a commercial marmalade........the Citrus flavour was strong and I really enjoy that!!!
Above and below.......just a few versions of my Cake
Anni showcasing one of her quilts 'Nature's Journey'
This one is 'In My Garden'
With Anni showing off my 'Gardener's Journal' Quilt
Spotted.......this fabulous bag on a chair
Our Annual Group Photo
Show and Tell in the evening
This one is my 20 year project
'From Blackheath to Bathurst to Bungendore'
Started off as Blocks......turned into a Wall Hanging and then eventually it was suggested I make a Quilt
Blocks were cut before the advent of Rotary Cutters where you pulled a piece of thread through the fabric, hoped it wouldn't break and then cut very carefully along that line......phew!!!
And sandpaper was used to hold fabric in place!!!
Above and below 2 more fabulous Show and Tells!!!
Above and below Girls Just Having Fun together with Shez and Deb after Breakfast
And here's a little preview of next year's Tutor's work.......Bonnie Sullivan
A fabulous time as always with The Girlfriends as JoJo has christened this wonderful group!!!
Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)
Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...