September 1, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson
My kitchen “bubbles with excitement” at the best of time and have been known to have a chat or two with Julia (Child lol) and Marco, Marco, Marco like when making my Dark Chocolate Apricot plum Amazing Babka Bites.
I also get VERY distracted in my kitchen when it comes to all things food and this month was no exception!
This month, I have been asked to trial a Thermomix to see if it is compatible with my food lifestyle.
More to come in a future blog post, but this Carrot and Coriander Soup (pictured above) was done in approximately 20 minutes including rough chopping.
Princess What from Hello Dolly Lebanese Delight fame knows flowers brighten my day!
She snipped these special for me from her garden and delivered them with love!
WHO can go past Thornton’s Continental Milk and Dark Chocolate Collection with “42 scrumptious pralines, irresistible truffles and melt-in-the-mouth mousses encased in … creamy chocolate”…with “chocolates inspired by the finest flavours of Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and France?”
I especially loved the baked animal crackers that came in a circus themed box when in primary school too!
I think I caught a “glistening halo” over these cherries; it was as if they had let me know they have to go in order to return!
While frequenting my local Indian Bazaar Supermart, this Panch Phoran and Fijian Pure Creamed Coconut found its way into my basket!
Did I know what with them to do? mmmmmmm
I have already used the Pure Creamed Coconut and will try to find an exciting recipe using Panch Phoran!
With cooking and baking, I am very adventurous and love all world cuisines! YOU?
I am FASCINATED with “colorfully decorated boxes”, anything tea related (even though am a coffee drinker mostly), and love this mini cake stand!
I did have a mini cupcake to go in the mini cake stand, but was “missing” by the time I took the photo, so decided to used this decorative prop I bought because I LOVE the design and love the colors, especially when the sun shines!
When I was little, one Christmas Day, my mum gave me a beautifully decorated box!
I have the “thing” (as my friends, they will tell you), I, um, well, SHAKE presents, then S-L-O-W-L-Y and almost PAINFULLY (for them), slide the bows and ribbons off and carefully (I think lovingly) remove the paper or wrapping on the present making sure not to rip it too!
I have always done this, so is not something new!
This beautifully decorated box from my mum was unwrapped.
I took great care in removing the paper inside the box to see what my present was.
When all of the paper was sitting outside the box, I looked in and saw nothing and thought, “Did my mum forget to put the present inside?”
It was then she told me that what was in the box was more priceless than what she could say.
It was her love given to me in the “beautifully decorated box” that I had admired forever and a day!
Mum said, her love would always be with me!
My mum was not noted for saying what she felt, but she demonstrated her love in her own unique way and think now this is WHY I get excited with boxes of all kinds; wrapped or unwrapped; plain or “beautifully decorated” too!
Thank you for allowing me to share that childhood memory!
I love these these cupcake toppers! YOU?
I am THE BIGGEST Mickey Mouse fan hence mickeydownunder is my Twitter name!
What did you enjoy most about this post today and why?
What is your favorite game meat?
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