Thursday, 28 August 2008

Happy boy

Here is the happy boy who has been taking up all my time recently. He is a happy, chatty baby some of the time and a grumpy whinger the rest - just like me!

I haven't done any sewing over the last little while, but I have visited my favourite patchwork shop - the Patchwork Apple! I bought some great fabric which I have every intention of turning into something exciting one day soon. I want to make a quilt for the boy. I keep seeing great quilts all over the blogosphere and hope to make something equally as pretty.

My mum came across the recipe for a chocolate mug cake. I of course being addicted to chocolate had to try it out. I have now made it several times and even have a variation under my belt (orange cake - orange juice instead of milk and no cocoa). Here is the recipe I used.

Mug Cake

4 tablespoons cake flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil

Cook for about 2 minutes (will vary depending on your microwave).

I wasn't sure what the cake flour bit meant so I have done it two different ways. I used plain flour once and it rose a little and fit in the mug well. I used self raising flour another time and needed to transfer the mixture between two mugs as it rose a lot - and the cake turned out more spongy. Delicous either way.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Orange food

I love orange food. Carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, mandarins, oranges, fanta . . . I know fanta isn't food but it is orange. I guess I just like orange. Recently I have been eating lots of oranges - the original orange food. I have also been baking alot with oranges.

Little cakes are my current favourite thing to make right now. I make them without a recipe, as I am too tired to read. They usually turn out pretty yummy.

I made a larger batch today to take out to a friends house. The boy loves to go out. Everyone pays him heaps of attention and fight over him.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Green baby

My little man has been growing and growing - right out of all his warm clothes. Thank goodness for grandmas who sew!