It was lovely having a day off on a Thursday - especially for Richard who has had to work ten days straight :(
Tals decided she wanted to go to a dawn service so we plumped on Southport. 4.00am for the march and 4.28am for the service. That meant getting up at 3.00am which she thought was an awesome adventure.
She took her torch so she could read in the car.
It was a lovely service and so many people - they said their biggest turn out to date.
We headed home for hot tea and a little rest :)
Our lovely neighbour Barry has been unwell lately with a slew of conditions and is on a strict diet. This weekend is his birthday and the girls have been cooking for him since the beggining of time. Whenever they make a batch of something they always take some over for him - he is their official taste tester he tells them. So they wanted to make him a cake that fitted with his dietary requirements. Off they went with cookbooks in hand and pen and paper and were back half an hour later with a plan.
So yesterday they made him an orange and rhubarb almond cake with syrup. ( He is not allowed apples bananas chocolate gluten ( among other things ).
Turned out perfectly and was a big hit.
They also made these clean eating anzacs - super yummy, healthy and not as sweet as the traditional ones.
- 1 cup wholemeal spelt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup rapadura sugar
- 1/3 cup macadamia nut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarb
Sift the flour, add in oats, coconut and sugar.
In a pot add maple syrup oil and water. Once combined and heated add in bicarb.
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients.
Roll into balls and bake on a tray for 10 - 12 minutes.
I was allowed in the kitchen after that so I made some apple bread - I highly recommend it - even faster than banana bread to make and you don't have to worry about having over ripe bananas. Perfect for in lunch boxes.
And of course I spent a little too long playing candy crush!
Hope you had a lovely day too.