Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Care to join me for breakfast?
I have my son, Jefferson, to thank for getting me started on this yummy, healthy breakfast!
Here are the ingredients - goat's yoghurt, granny smith apple, white quinoa, local honey, red quinoa.
I usually have this 3 or 4 mornings a week.

I prefer the red quinoa, but am using up the white that I had, so have a combination of both here.  The red quinoa holds its shape better and is a bit chewier than the white (a bit like the difference between white and brown rice).  Boil gently in twice as much water as quinoa until water is absorbed/evaporated.  Put in bowl while still warm....

While the quinoa is cooking, peel and cut up some granny smith (or your choice) apples and simmer with some cinnamon and cloves and a little water until cooked. Remove the cloves after cooking (they just give it some extra flavour).  While still warm add to the quinoa....

Spoon on some goat's yoghurt, or cow's if you prefer, but I like the goat's, it doesn't seem to sit so 'heavy' in my stomach...and tastes delicious!  I prefer the plain, but could only get the mango last trip to the shop, although I find it a bit too sweet for me....

And lastly drizzle over some honey....


Sunday, September 22, 2013


Marnie and Denver have gone to Devonport for the weekend, so I have been enjoying a nice quiet weekend 'home alone' :o)
Finished reading this book recently and really enjoyed it.  It's the settings that get me in more so than the storyline really.  England...cottage...seaside.... (and also the covers, although not this one necessarily).
What draws you to a book?

Have been listening (and listening! and listening!) to Josh Groban.  He has an amazing voice....

And last night I got out my crocheted squares again.  They are in wool yarn and I am edging them in a grey wool/alpaca yarn.  Will then sew them together into a lap blanket....

I hope you are having a good weekend!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Signs of Spring

The batteries are flat in my camera and I can't find the charger, but I did manage to get some photos for you before my camera died.

The daffodils are in bloom....

Still working on the lap blanket....

And the baby jumper.  Have the back and 2 sleeves done and started the front.....

And reading these two books, both of which are very good....

Mennonite info for Jessie (and all who are interested)

Jessie put a comment on my post about the Annual Mennonite Conference here in Tasmania asking for info about the Mennonites. I  thought I'd post the info here (rather than just replying to the comment) in case any one else is interested.

The only Conservative Mennonite church I know of in Australia is here in Deloraine Tasmania.  I think there are other Mennonites around the country, but I do not know of any other churches.  The contact address for the Deloraine Mennonite Fellowship is:

Harold Weaver
PO Box 330
Tasmania 7403

Joseph van Loon in Deloraine also has a lot of info and sermons from Conservative Mennonite churches on his Anabaptist Mennonites website   HERE. 

Another Anabaptist site you might be interested in is the Gympie Anabaptist Fellowship.  They have a church in Gympie Queensland and there website is HERE.

And there is also the  Detention River Christian Community in Tasmania.  They are  Hutterites (another branch of Anabaptists) and there website is HERE.

Hope this info is a help and of interest.