Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gnocchi a success!

Last night I decided to try to make gnocchi for the first time and I am happy to report that the end product was delicious! We made a full batch and froze the second half overnight. We cooked it for lunch today and the result was a little me stodgy than last night, but still very good. I'd go as far as to say that last nights was better than most restaurant gnocchis (that tend to be softer- that's what the frozen batch was more like).

Last night I served the gnocchi with burnt sage butter and today with a spicy tomato sauce (with cherry tomatoes, hot salami, red onion, kalamata olives and feta). I liked both but Tobes definitely preferred the tomato sauce.

Here is the recipe that we used and some dodgy iPhone photos of dinner and lunch! Give them a try and let me know how it goes! :)
Make basic gnocchi
Burnt sage butter sauce

Creative use of an an iPhone

I think that this is pretty clever, and true as ever.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today I am

listening: to children laughing and playing
eating: porridge with golden syrup or honey every morning
drinking: Twinnings English Breakfast Tea
wearing: too much black!
feeling: tired and ready for the holidays!
weather: it’s been cold outside- my car was iced over the other morning!
wanting: some down time and a big shopping spree!
needing: a holiday and some quiet time away with Tobes
thinking: that I need to get onto cleaning up the house and getting some more winter, warm clothes
enjoying: really getting into Masterchef Australia this season and hearing positive feedback from the parents in my grade.
wondering: what next year has in store for Tobes and I

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

That crazy time of term...

That crazy time of the term when things are starting to wind down into holiday mode, while at the same time frantically getting everything done! The kids are tired and getting sick (and so are their teachers) and everyone is longing for a break!
I've not been sleeping that well this week which probably explains why Tobes and I slept for 12 hours on Sunday night! :)
* I've had these pictures on my computer for some time but don't remember where they come from! If you know, please comment!
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