discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Sunday, 10 August 2014

round here

Brrrrr it's been cold, wet and wintery around here.  I love it :)  The home fires have been kept burning with lots of slow cooked meals and yummy things for an excuse to keep the oven on to help warm the house.
Here's a peak at some.
These would have to be the pick of the bunch.  Chelsea buns that I bastardised beautifully with chia, walnuts and sultanas...dangerously delicious if I do say so myself!!

horribly addictive chocolate coconut slice that Kathy from Our simple and meaningful life posted here.  I doubled the recipe though to make it thicker :)
easy peasy honeycomb

I had a stash of rhubarb, apple and pear puree that needed using up and it was turned into this gorgeous pudding called Shelia's pudding from Jamie Oliver's return of the naked chef cookbook

lamb shanks with lentils and vegies

my first try at melting moments

our first crop of lemons!! Hallelujah!!!!

We almost had snow!! Here's a glimpse at my hubbies rock wall he is building ~ steps still to go
I've fallen head over heels in love with crochet.  I've been making these cute beanies.  They are quite easy, as long as you pay attention!! A few have been pulled out but I'm getting there.

If there are any recipes that you would like just leave a comment below. Have a great week wherever you are.
Ciao Jan x


  1. That coconut chocolate slice looks divine Jan. xoxo

  2. Gosh those beanies look amazing and to think you are a beginner.....I'm very impressed. Go the chocolate slice it's so delicious. The lamb shanks look delicious, hearty and warm too. You'll have no trouble joining in the Slow Living Posts with all those photos. Have a good week. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  3. You are sweet Kathy, have you got your crochet out yet??

  4. Oh my, those buns look finger licking good! Well done on your lemon crop as well. But it felt nice to pick those :)

  5. Omg! the chocolate coconut slice looks so decadent.. love the cute crochet and the beanies too..

  6. Jan I highly recommend you jump onto Dr Libby's website and look at her books. See if the library can get them in for you. I heard her speak 2 years ago and I have just read 2 of her 3 books and now I'm onto her third book and have ordered her cookbooks. I might have even mentioned this before I can't remember.

    Her philosophy is based on nourishing the body and mind and any health ailment it is your body telling you a certain area needs attention. I know you would have health professionals already however I found these books incredible and the accicidenty overweight book is not necessarily for those people overweight it has so many insights into the body, organs, emotions hormones etc. case studies and it's amazing. I think you would find them all very useful and highly recommend them. Also having the hot lemon drink first thing in the morning vs a coffee which is something I used to do years ago. Seriously these books are amazing and focus on your health. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  7. These chocolate coconut slices look fabulous!! I'm totally amazed by people doing crochet, I've tried and all I could end up with was a scarf (for my tiny teddy bear). And I won't tell you how long this took haha :)


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