Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Baking

I finally found my baking mojo this week! The biscuit crumbs have been flying and melted chocolate splattering. This is what I have made so far...
They have a ginger filling. I would recommend them but found it very difficult to cut the pretzels into antler shapes
It wasn't until I had only a couple left to do that I realised the antlers should face inwards (so they wouldn't look like mice!)
Oreo Cookie Balls
I tasted these made by someone else. A peppermint version can be found here. I used that recipe but omitted the candy canes. These are SCRUMPTIOUS.
Very nice if you like licorice

Fudge Tree Pops
This recipe was in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine December 2011
Very easy, very yummy.
White Chocolate Truffles
These were far too sticky to roll so I added biscuit crumbs. They have a toasted hazelnut in the centre.
This recipe was also in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine December 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A little bit Christmassy

It's starting to get a little bit Christmassy here.
Our tree is up...
And a little Christmas display...
Including a lovely bunting made by Stitchery
Look at these cute felted Christmas decorations I bought from Jingle bugs on Felt
And a pretty ceramic heart from a little white box which will join my heart collection after Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Things I'm loving...

I am loving the garden that I inherited with our new house. The vege garden in particular at this time of the year.
Broad beans
New potatoes
A tunnel house of tomatoes (had been let go a bit but my good ole Dad got it tidied up)
And a place for my little islanders to try their hand at growing taro
A selection of beautiful roses
I'm very grateful to the previous owners for the hard work they have put in to establishing this wonderful garden.