Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So I had a bunch of kiddie winks in the garden and the only thing I could think of to start off the entertainment was pulling carrots and digging spuds.

Here's my friend's DD1 as I tugged a stalk out of the ground. She couldn't believe her luck! There were the BIGGEST potatoes I've ever grown (even though the photo doesn't really show the size, they're manageable for an adult hand to hold). I haven't seen potatoes this big since I was a little girl on bonfire night when we'd cook them in the coals.

Here's my friend's DD2 and my DS1 (looking like a goofy gum drop -haha), standing in the patch, dirty feet, fingers and faces and loving every minute!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stuff that big zucchini! (take 3)

Don't get me wrong! The first two takes of over grown stuffed zucchini for dinner have been a GREAT success! it's just that I've failed to take pictures of both meals.

Take 1 - I cut lengthways and scooped out seeds. Then popped the four halves on a foil sheet in a baking tray and baked until done. I ... erm.. can't quite remember what the stuffing was for this one but I know it chopped and fried off a heck load of mushrooms and possibly mixed all the veggie filling with left over sweet potato.. maybe :o/
Then I mixed some breadcrumbs from the freezer with grated parmesan and grated tasty cheese and popped a nice little mound of that ontop.

To my suprise Hubby ate his entire portion! It was rather filling and satisfying, plus the cheesy breadcrumb top was a delicious, crisp finish.

Take 2 - Was the week after Christmas with those scrappy bits of left over (honey and maple maked) ham. MmmmMMMMmm! I hear you say?? YES!

Same method for pre-cooking but baked pumpkin on another tray at the same time. Then when they were both cool I put a thick layer of ham scraps, peas and then smushed pumpkin with the same cheesy bread crumbed top. BETTER than the first effort and eaten faster. 1yr old DS didn't even leave anything on his plate.

Take 3 will be.... I think stuffed with mince. Very boring but I felt like being nostalgic and doing a version of stuffed marrow that we used to have when I was a littlie. With maybe baked peppers and garlic mushrooms. Oh! I could do a garlic mash to go on top with a little cheeeeese.

I knew it was a good idea to grow Lebanese zucchini again this year. :o)

Hubby has also been out catching fish. These were his mates so we didn't get to eat them..bit scared of preparing them anyway! Hubby got a really nice fish (sorry forgotten what it was) that we ate with the first stuffed zucchini. Perfect in the same breadcrumb mix and lightly fried.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Ok so here's the update on the Norwex front. I've been madly trying out the few products I have as I have my FIRST EVER (proper) demo tomorrow. So here's what I've found out:

Enviro cloth (the general all purpose one) used damp
  • kicks butt on crusty kid marks left on my t-shirt
  • scrubbed off the veeery old marks on the rug with just water
  • wipes away snot, dirt, blood, slobber and eye gunk (the kids' okay!?) 
  • only needs a warm water wash between all those gross things
  • cleans FILTHY bush vehicles - he hem Andy. I hope you liked your clean interior and bug less windscreen :o) - ok it was steve :o)
Dusty Mit
  • Dusts for a heck of a long time and the sheets of dust on the boxes under the bed are now "bling!" 
  • Heavy dust rolls off like sausages not in the air
  • Used wet it whips clean our horizontal blinds and fly screens! 
  • GREAT in the shower (this is where you do a darlek impression 'EXFOLIATE' but oooh gentle
Kitchen Scrub Cloth
  • No scratches! Cleans all the hard baked on gunk (even those nasty weetbix bowls)
  • Great on highchair
Bathroom Scrub cloth (same thing)
  • Woohoo! Clean shower - wooops, scrubbed a hole in the darned thing.. got a tad excited that it worked and forgot to move around the cloth and used one spot. Gotta love that 60day return policy - ha!
NOR-WOW of the week.....

The Micropad
  • Flippin' amazing at getting texter, pencil, crayon and PERMANENT MARKER off furniture and walls!! Aaaah!
  • A whizz on mould with such little effort
  • Use with water, sponge dissolves with use, wipe with envrio cloth afterwards to ensure no mould returns

Check this out! This is the boys bedroom wall, mould-o-rama. On the left I cleaned the wall with an Enviro and the kitchen glove (review that next time). It worked but took elbow grease.

The Micropad (thin strip of wall on the right) took 30 seconds and hardly any effort. I felt like turning around and saying, "and that was in real time viewers!" but no-one was there so it would have been a bit silly :o)

Next week I'll tell you about the body glove (no more crying in the bath/shower) and face washers, Suede sports towel, dust mite spray (you myth buster watchers will love that one) and the spirinet - blown away by this one!

Want proof like I did? leave a comment with your email address and I'll send you the lab reports that prove it gets rid of bacteria, viruses, yeasts etc.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pineapple vineblurgh!

Ok so there I was being all hopeful and excited about my fermented pineapple skins, fizzing nicely, stinking out the kitchen a bit..

Followed the instructions on this blog and after weeks and weeks it just turned out to stink and taste like puke.

So, I'm sorry special one, but that's another present that didn't work out for you :o)