Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, everyone. In the spirit of domesticity, I have baked a special Happy Friday treat for the family to enjoy this afternoon. It may or may not be the only domestic task I have completed today :D

Here is the recipe in case you would like to help celebrate the magnificent day that is FRIDAY!!!

La TempĂȘte's Sweet Chocolately Delight

1 cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
125g melted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
125g chocolate/choc bits

Mix everything together except chocolate. Place in greased slice pan. I mush it to equal height in pan with my (clean) hands. Push smashed up chocolate or chocolate buttons into the top.

Bake at 180 C for 30 mins. Cool in pan.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun in the sun

Have the time to spend in the garden today, waiting for the right time to go down and get started.

Today I have to plant out some of my new yellow pollenless Sunflower seeds (thanks MIL), repot some of the burgeoning seedlings that are too close together, and decide which plants I will be giving away.

I'm a newbie, so of couse had seed fever when I got my seeds; planted far too many of everything. Now they are fighting for space and I realise if they all survive, my potted container garden will be a market garden of some nature. I have a big family and some friends that won't mind adopting a plant or two, so they won't go to waste. The ones I have the most of are cabbage and silverbeet. I swear I only planted so many and they had a mutant party and split into many more!

The carrots really need to be thinned out, I found it really hard to get the right number of seed planted. They are just so tiny. It seems a waste to just thin them out, but I tried transplating some with no luck.

Next time I plant carrots (or other tiny seeds), I am going to try making my own seed tape. Check out this link to see how.