Oh hi! It’s been a while huh? Just letting you know I’m not dead, just very tired most of the time 😄
I’ve been really busy aside from work, trying to keep up with all my social obligations. Sometimes it’s tough having friends 😉 They know I love them really. Balancing work, family stuff, friends and husband time, along with blogging and gaming (yeah, continued addiction) is hard, especially if you have tendencies towards laziness like I do >_<
Aside from all that, it was also Sir Husband’s and my first wedding anniversary at the end of last month and we went on a mini getaway. So I thought I’d share some photos from that with you! We have been together for 7 years now, and husband and wife for one of those years 😀
Anyway, getaway photos!
Hasn’t Miss MaSucree been taking good care of you while I’ve been busy? ^_^ It’s good that she’s got some time off at the moment, because I’ve been fairly busy and not up for blogging.
However, today I managed to have a day off and actually socialise with people! Shock horror! I spent the day with Miss Amy drinking tea and eating sushi and buying things. It was rather fun! So I have a couple of things to show off.
Last week I tried something new for dinner and Sir Husband liked it so much I decided it was worthy of sharing! However, a word of warning: if you’re not fantastic with spicy food (like me) don’t put quite as much curry paste in as I did 😄
I found this recipe in a random food magazine from 2009. I think it was Recipes+, but I’m not 100% sure on that.
Anyway, here we go:
Right. Since it’s the New Year, and it’s summer, I’ve decided to try to be good this year! So instead of pigging out on chocolates for dessert last night (we got given a lot of chocolate over Christmas), I made some tasty summer berry smoothies instead.
One of my favourite things about living where I do is that we have a Farro supermarket not TOO far away. Walking distance even. It’s a bit of a stretch for me because I hate wasting my time walking, but hey. It’s summer. And walking is good. I like going to Farro because I really do feel like everything there is super fresh; best of all, they support small New Zealand growers. Plus there’s something neat about being able to buy a hot fresh coffee from a counter in the centre of the supermarket, then paying for it at the checkouts.
Anyway, yesterday I went for a big ole walk out to Farro and picked up a random selection of fresh fruits and vegetables… This is relevant because this is where I got the idea that smoothies would be an excellent and healthy alternative to rubbish.
Without further rambling… You will need:
Time for more recipes!
Now if you don’t like meat, or getting your hands dirty….or getting your hands dirty with meat. I suggest you don’t try this recipe. As it requires a good pair of clean hands to mix it all together.
I do love hamburgers and so does Gabby, but what with my trying desperately to be good I’ve had to come up with healthier choices. So these hamburgers are still tasty but a lot better for you than a Big Mac.
This recipe makes five pattys, which feeds two, well it could feed more but Gabby eats four of them 😮 It is pretty easy to add or take away from this recipe. If you need help with that drop me a message.
That’s right folks! Delindel’s not dead! I’m feeling quite ashamed of myself, I’ve been very very bad with blogging, but lucky for me Miss MaSucree has been keeping everything going in my absence-which-bears-no-real-reason.
I would love to report that I’ve been super busy crafting and cooking, but unfortunately I’ve mostly just been working, sleeping, reading, and stressing out about things I ought not be worrying about! Sir Husband has been very strict with me, and has demanded that I refrain from worrying about things until we’re back from Sydney. If only it was that easy! Anyway, I don’t completely feel like boring you with the things that I’ve been worrying about. I’ll report back when it’s all sorted out.
Today, to make the most of my day off, I headed in to the city to have lunch with the beautiful Miss MaSu…
Tonight I have a bit of a review of one of Aaah’s green teas – the basic Genmaicha. This one is a mix of simple bancha (Japanese green) tea leaves, with some added roasted rice grains. Sounds strange to some people (MaSucree was a bit like “O_o wut?” when I told her about it!) but is surprisingly yummy!