Friday, 12 November 2010

Orange Granita.

What a hot and sweaty afternoon it was yesterday here in Sydney! Not the kind of afternoon you feel like standing over a hot stove in.
 But maybe, just maybe you would, in order to make this...

Orange Granita. YUM!
 It is very simple (even an 8 year old can do it). Put 300ml OJ, zest of 1 orange, 50g caster sugar, 150ml water and 30ml of lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer till sugar is dissolved. Let it cool. Pour it into a tray, whack it in the freezer and when it is just frozen, scrape up the yummy crystals with a fork and put into cups and EAT!!! It is so deliciously cool and refreshing.

And here is Ben who thought he would try a bit of cooking too.

Note to self - Ben can reach up on the bench now. Beware!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New House Blog

I have started a new separate blog to follow the build of our house. You can find it HERE.

Unfortunately, the block still looks like this even though plans came out of council weeks ago :(

Op-Shop till you drop.

Yesterday I headed out on an op-shop safari with the lovely Pippi and Cathy. We hit the Salvo's at Hornsby first and were greeted with this fabulous sight -1/2 price today! Woo hoo.

 Part of my haul. An IKEA doona cover set for Sarah (she loves it!), a quilted comforter and 2 pillowcases, a hobby horse, plenty of PB Bear and DK board books for Ben, and an abridged version of Gulliver's Travels.
 We visited 5 op-shops, and had lunch in between. It was a fab day, thanks girls.
And I scored these little guys, $1 for the lot!