Monday, 30 August 2010

Thought of the Day!

One purpose in discovering your own personality is to know how you affect others.
Consciously, or unconsciously, people feel your personality, and their reaction is a clue."
- Paramhansa Yogananda

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Lovely Laura's Yummy Cake Recipe(Thank-you, Laura:)!

Apple Cider Pound Cake (makes 8 slices in a standard sized round spring form tin)

1-3/4 cups plain wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Full Fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Pre heat oven to 180c and coat your choice of tin with some spray oil (I used a standard sized round spring form tin) combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, oil, butter, yoghurt, egg and vinegar. Mix the dry into the wet until you are left with a stiff batter (it will be pretty stiff – don’t worry!) Fill your tin with the mixture and press out evenly. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until slightly golden. Allow to cool and then store in the fridge. If serving as a whole cake, sprinkle with some sieved icing sugar for presentation – then serve with your choice of yoghurt, ice cream, custard or a sweet sauce made by mixing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of agave syrup, 1 tablespoon of Greek yoghurt and cinnamon to taste (this is what I served mine with last night).

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Paul's Asparagus!

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

1 bundle fresh asparagus
2 T. olive oil
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t. pepper

Wash and prep asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, toss and spread on baking sheet. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic, toss again. Roast at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes

Worth Remembering!


Which one gets you where you want to go???

Friday, 20 August 2010

Happy Birthday.....................

to my beloved, let's hope we can get back down under soon!