Sunday, June 29, 2008

I really like food blogs - but I am too lazy to have one, that and the fact that I cook at night time so the photography wouldn't be very good. Anyway - I had some left over spinach tart from last night and decided to photograph it before I ate it!

Spinach Tart

Easy Spinach Tart

20cm square baking dish
3 sheets of short crust pastry
Spray oil
1/2 packet of frozen spinach
4 rashers of bacon
6 eggs
salt and pepper
1/3 packet of unsalted nuts – I use slivered almonds or pine nuts
1/3 packet of grated cheese

1. Set the oven to a moderate temperature.

2. Partly defrost two sheets of short crust pastry, I do this in the microwave, zapping each sheet for 10 to 20 seconds. Spray the baking dish and press a whole sheet into one corner – I have about 3-4 cm of the pastry overlapping the top of the dish. Cut the second sheet into 10 cm strips and press them into the dish so that the dish is covered and the overlapping is even all the way around. Leave the third sheet to lay flat until you need it.

3. Put half a packet of frozen spinach into a covered microwave dish and zap it for 3 to 4 minutes, until defrosted

4. Remove the fat and rind from the bacon and then dice.

5. Crack the six eggs into a large mixing bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then whisk until the eggs are a little fluffy and thoroughly mixed.

6. To the egg mixture add the bacon, nuts, cheese and finally spinach and mix well.

7. Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish and smooth out.

8. Using a pretty cutter and the last sheet of pastry, cut out small shapes and place on top of the egg mixture. Cutting the pasty while it is still part frozen works best. Glaze the pasty with milk or egg – but I always forget to!

9. Place tart into the oven and cook for 40 minutes or until the egg mixture sets.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Updated want lists

So yesterday was the last day of school. It ended with me being told I will be teaching Japanese next term - on top of everything else. We headed over the pub and had a few drinks, C and I ate dinner there and ended up at Lianna and Mitch's house to play Buzz.

Today I was in holiday mode. Chihiro woke me up for breakfast, so I gave her food and them ate some peanut butter on toast. Then read DOA for little bit before going back to sleep until 11:00.

My tooth hurt a lot so I took some pills and put on some clove oil. We ordered from Helene's and ate lunch while we watched 'Firefly' - I then proceeded to vomit up my lunch because a bit had gotten stuck on the back of my throat. Such a waste of good food!!!

Charles went back to bed after that - so I really should get him up - at least to buy me more cat food.

ABJD list:
* Tanned female body for Monsoon
* Vampire head of Migidoll miho
* Any head from Immortality of Soul *drool drool drool* but I can't afford $250!

But I would also like:
* Curo bunny!
* Peakswood girls - a set of three - any three - maybe one of each eye type

Monday, June 23, 2008


It was cold today - there was a wind that ripped right through you - Brrr

Last week of school, starting to relax a little now that I have finished a few things off. Will start stressing again soon about work but this afternoon I just don't want to think about it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Slowly chipping away at my list - still.

I have just looked at some photos of the Rei pullip - and she is pretty. man -_- i have no willpower.

Friday, June 13, 2008


It's Friday - the computers are work are all okay! Yay! My tanned head should get to me by Monday so that will be something to look forward to, and then I have to go to Longreach on Tuesday.

We had a house inspection today - don't really know how it went though and when I came home I noticed a few odd things:
- a brick in our front yard had been moved
- power cords in our carport
- a box in front of the stairs
- a bottle of coke beside my computer
- the DVD player taken off the top of my TV

See - I am the Midsummer Murder's Detective, Charles! :P

So I called C up to find out what had happened - but it's okay they needed my TV to check a new satellite TV system for work.


Chihiro and Bi say HI!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yes Mum, I was sick at home yesterday, and I am today too :( I'm vomiting and feeling nauseous today.

I have a dr appointment for 3:15. But he or she will only tell me that I have a virus and to keep hydrated - really I'm doing it so that I can prove to Gregg that I am sick. At least I don't have a sore throat today.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm so sick today. My throat feels like sandpaper every time I swallow and I've had an upset stomach since last night.

Today is a pretty important day at school too! They start converting us over to the new managed operating environment (MOE) so I hope it starts out okay.

I paid for the new Pullips, I hope I got the right amount - they cost a bomb but I won't open them until my birthday I think.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Found him!

So don't panic.

We went to the show today. C got lots of photography prizes, and I got a few craft ones for my jewelry. I went on the show rides, ate a dagwood dog, a doughnut (which is a miracle because we don't have them out here and last year that stand didn't have any) and bought buckets of fairy floss.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Were are you C?

I've had the worst week, of the worst month. And after thinking my crap week is finished, My husband is now missing.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Show prep

So this morning, C and I put in our show entries. I hope we do okay - but it's good to enter just to make sure there are lots of things for people to look at.

Today was a crappy day - I ended up forgetting to do something very important - but I hope to do that tomorrow morning before school starts. But the whole day was just a series of jobs that I needed to get done :( and of course nothing went without a hitch.

It's okay - tomorrow is Friday. The weekend in the show - and Monday is a holiday!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Diet Coke V's Pepsi Max

I think I have always liked Pepsi - but it's pretty hard to get out here and anywhere that serves alcohol - so I usually drink Diet Coke.

Lately, Lisa has been stocking our staff fridge with Pepsi Max - because it was on sale in Longreach and she went and bought up a heap of cartons. The money we pay for the soft drink goes into the social club pool of money.

But over the last week, my taste buds decided to go on strike and refuses to accept Diet Coke anymore. I can't stand the taste! Finally found a carton of Pepsi Max at the corner store - so I should be fine for a while.

So I did a few quizzes and the answer was:



Mum got her mother's day present yesterday - she liked it so that's good. It was a solar powered cat that moves its paw - just like in the Asian grocery stores - but far cuter.

And yesterday I got presents for myself - Deathnote Goodsmile dolls. I'll take some photos on the weekend but they are pretty cool - basically they are dolls that you swap their head or bodies,,, maybe that doesn't sound too cool - but trust me they are! I love L.

On the weekend, after I took photos of the debutants, I put in an order for my tanned miho head. So Bi is finally going to get a sister, well her head anyway.

Sometime this week I have to pay off the Pullips as well. Which will make me over budget - but I earned a little bit with the prac teacher being here.

So - still working on show entries. Must go and look at photos tonight.