Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Cinnamon biscuits

Last week I took a craftsy class on How to teach. Part of the course material was a cookie recipe. I made a few changes to it and made some yummy cookies crispy round the edges and chewy in the middle. So thought I'd share it with you. 

Cinnamon cookies! 


3/4  Cup butter 
1     Cup brown sugar 
1/2  Cup golden syrup 
1      Egg beaten (room temp) 
2 1/2 cups plain flour 
2tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
2tsp cinnamon 
• Cream together butter and sugar. 
• Slowly add the egg making sure the egg is well mixed 
• Add the golden syrup, mix well 
• Sift together the remaining ingredients and mix well 

Chill mix for 15 mins. 
Meanwhile preheat the oven 375f (190c GM5) 

• Roll mix into balls size of walnuts and roll in sugar. 
• Place on a baking sheet 1-1 1/2" apart 
Bake for 10-12 mins until golden 
• Wait 1-2 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool 

Store in a air tight container (if they make it that far!!) 

My boys loved these and I'm under strict instructions to make more!!  I may add a bit more cinnamon next time but that's just personal taste. 


Thursday, 1 August 2013

My Dream Ofice Sorage


A while back I went to Ikea and spent a marathon 6 hours there!!!  looking round drinking tea, knitting and repeating with my good friend from Fantasia photography.  and I saw this


isn't it just drool worthy?????

well in reality this is what I got,  (unfortunately I'm not a world famous designer that makes heaps of cash to buy such beauty.)

last month was looking the heaps of posts in freecycle and there was a post for a desk and some units. I emailed them back asking I was really interested in them but would it be possible for them to deliver it as I don't drive, the emailed back saying no.  I thanked them and left it at that.  well yesterday I got an email saying the items were still available and they would deliver them if I still wanted them.  of course I said YES!! she messaged me back asking for my number and address and that she would contact me once she had had a chance to talk to her husband and schedule a delivery time.  2 hours later I got a call saying they could deliver it at 7pm that evening, great.  only then after hanging up I realised I had a desk and book cases in the place where the one to be delivered had to go, and said desk and units would be here in under 2 hours!!!  so off I rush to sort out my so called office space and just as I was getting the old desk out of the room there was a knock at the door

and this is what was delivered 

along with what I can only describe as a pile of planks!!!

well after some false starts and swapping bits over I finally got this

It may be a little out of alignment, and the pieces not quite flush, handles need replacing and theu unit will probably get a lick of paint but I'm pleased

This may not be my totally dream office space but its pretty close and didn't cost me a penny!!!!