Made a tasty beet, spinach salad with toasted walnuts and feta and a yummy honey mustard red wine vinaigrette for dinner from the @nadialimcooks Nadia’s kitchen cookbook. (The winner of one of the new Zealand master chef shows) Big hit with the kids
Inspired by all the fresh produce I got today for a gorgeous little organic shop
And last nights dinner of beautiful chicken and asparagus in a lemon soy chicken broth and fluffy rice (found the reciepe on YouTube)
Playing around with a basic meringue recipe, made peppermint n dark choc, strawberry flavoured and a few different types of meringue cookies. Tried out brandy snaps bit of a disaster but still tasted good
My hubby started voluntarily work at a local organic veggie place. And he gets paid in shop credit. So we headed in there today and for the first time in ages spent $40 on veg without worry about the price
So not only does my hubby learn more with gardening but he provides well for us. After a big meal of fresh veggies we’re still needing a bigger fridge!!!
Can’t wait to make kale chippies for the kids. And loved meeting the owners and people my hubby is working with
For the past 6 weeks we’ve baked, cooked, studied, learnt and gained our barista and food safety certs. Completed and passed assessments written and practical (i received best tasting pie of the class in our big assessment out of 18 other students). I’m proud that I’m the only student in our class with 100% attendance and not once been late (who would’ve guessed I’d be so happy to go to class). Its been our training for today.
Today we had our first day of weekly prep because we start service tomorrow. We have a cafe open three days a week and each tale turns in different roles from dishy to brista to different roles in the kitchen. And guess what I’m first up as sous chef. Ahhhh can’t wait I’m excited nervous.
Can’t wait to let you all know how I go. This time in two months I’ll have completed my first course as an adult student. I’m so proud
I’ve been wanting a food dehydrator for ages and am lucky enough to be borrowing one to try out. Made a heap of gold and green kiwifruit, apple, pear and banana chips for a cheap healthy snack. And just talked to hubby fingers crossed when finances improve we’ll be buying a cheap one. Who here makes stuff like this?
This is what baking with ocd looks like lol double batches of gingernuts, Afghans, Anzac, melting moments, honey and oat and hokey pokey. Plus 2 carrot cakes, one with cream cheese icing and one plain. Not bad for 4 hours baking, lunches n snacks made for weeks, now to clean up 😦 any one wanna help lol
Day 189 – I decided to treat myself to dinner while the kids were away for the night. I lobe making my own but needed inspiration for new ideas. Omg cream cheese and pineapple sushi is to die for. And I tried raw salmon sushi for the first time. Was an interesting taste n texture. Still deciding if I like if or not lol