February 15, 2009

Foods I'm loving at the moment

  1. pineapple (I'm eating some as I type this)
  2. crisp, sour Granny Smith apples
  3. glasses of cold water with a wedge of lemon
  4. orange juice
  5. plain yoghurt, cold from the fridge
  6. Melrose cheese wedges
  7. salads

Can you tell it's summer here? ;)

Which foods are you enjoying eating?

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February 08, 2009

You don't want to see this in your house

When we got back from holiday early in January, we found that a pipe leading to the geyser had burst, flooding my diningroom and bathroom.

The ceilings were also waterlogged so this is what happened when the builders came to replace and fix it.

The minute they started doing this I escaped to my study because I can't see people willingly deface my house!

Thank goodness it looks beautiful now with the new ceiling, all painted and pretty.

One contractor down - two to go (carpets and cupboards).

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February 06, 2009

Potato Omelettes - don't scrunch up that face until you try it

I first heard about potato omelettes from an ex-boyfriend's mother who made it as a quick lunch one day when I was over there.

And I loved it.

This is how I do them:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomato

(this particular day I had no vegetables other than tomatoes, but my preference is for everything)

Start off by pricking the potato with a fork about 6 - 8 times (I like to be thorough) and then microwaving it/ them for about 10 minutes. When I do two, it takes 10 minutes in my 1000 watt microwave.

Cut them into 5mm slices.

Put just a pat of margerine in the pan (this is also not the usual pan I use - you'll see what happens later) and lightly fry the onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and potatoes, with your choice of spices (salt and pepper).

Add the egg mixture.

Now here's what happens when you don't use the pan you actually want to use. The egg started sticking and I had to just flip without worrying about keeping it all nice and neat, in one piece.

It actually doesn't matter because the taste is great!

So you flip the thing to make sure it's cooked on both sides because there's nothing worse than runny egg - ugh!!!

This particular day we had this for a quick Friday supper so I piled it on slices of warm wholewheat toast and polished the whole lot off.

Yummy! (in fact, I'm so hungry I have to go find something to eat right now!)

Do you have any interesting omelette combinations?

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