Sunday, July 24, 2011

Homemade Tea biscuits and blueberry port coulis

Great easy dessert in 20min start to finish!

Tea biscuits - 2C of flour, 4tspn of baking powder, 1tspn salt, 1/2C butter....mixed together baked at 4oo for 11min.

Blueberry port coulis -mix 2C blueberry's, 1/4C sugar....a tad of port (Taylor Fladgate 10yr)....boil and stir....gently lower heat and pour in more port until u have added 1/2C....add a tspn of white balsamic vinegar, 1tspn of lime juice, let it thicken over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Slice tea biscuit, spoon coulis inside, close and spoon more coulis over the top and serve:-)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mya the whippet

Most of you who know me know that my dog is my life! She's a 4yr old whippet...recently diagnosed with Addison's Disease. It took a few months but appears that her medicine is balanced and she is now living a normal happy life.

So, just thought I would share our adventure yesterday.....before going on my 20km bike ride...which I do for exercise...I decided a walk in a local field would be the ideal spot to take her....she had energy to burn! So while on our walk...she ran with 2 boxers, whom really wanted to catch her but could not....she took the opportunity to show off her speed and agility!

On the way home not 1 but 2 groundhogs decided to be her next play toys. When she caught one and nudged it with her nose, the big burly groundhog turned around and hissed at her until he jumped through a fence and escaped the mini-sized looking white reindeer....Mya!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


So, I decided to buy the Le Cube Nespresso machine! So far I am loving it! I have probably drank 10 espresso's in 3 days which may not be so great when I can't sleep at 2am! But I am truly finding that coffee is like a fine whiskey....and they each of their individual characteristics that should be appreciated! I have modified the amount of water for my short espresso's and I don't believe I am messing up the recipe too too much...correct me if I am wrong! I may start blogging about certain coffees in the near future... stay tuned.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mexican Cornbread

This is one great corn bread...if you love cornbread......

3 eggs
1c butter melted
mix together
add red pepper and 2 jalopenos
add 1can cream corn
1c of flour
1c corn meal
4tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

add green onions if you like....

grease a 9x13 pan, bake at 400 for 1hr

Best recipe I ever modified to make this!