Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Kitchen Rules

Happy Hump Day Peeps,

I have a recipe share for you all today. Once a month (well whenever we can co-ordinate it) we have a themed dinner party with our awesome neighbours, everybody cooks a dish that fits the theme and we share the dishes between us - it usually works out to be a 3 course meal.
The last theme we decided on was

As much as I hate watching people eat I do love the show for it's recipes and techniques. Normally I wouldn't have blogged this recipe but it is not available on the MKR website anymore and I just had to share because it is really flavoursome and filling. It is called " Squid Hood Stuffed with pork with Asian Greens and Sweet Chilli Sauce"


4 Squid Hoods, cleaned
1 Egg, Lightly Beaten
3/4 cp Breadcrumbs
Peanut Oil, For Deep Frying

Pork And Prawn Filling
150g Pork Mince
150g Prawns, Peeled and Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1 Red Chilli
1 Spring Onion
1 tbs Coriander
3 tsp Fish Sauce
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Castor Sugar
1/4 tsp Pepper and 1/4 tsp Salt

Green Chilli Sauce
6 Green Chillis, Deseeded
3 Garlic cloves
1/2 cp Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 cp Caster Sugar

Asian Vegetables
1 tbs Peanut Oil
1/2 tsp Dried Red Chilli
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
150g Snow Peas, shredded
150g Mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 Shallots
2 Baby Bok Choy
2 tbs Soy Sauce

1. To make pork and prawn filling, using your hands, combine all ingredients in a large bowl
2. Stuff squid with filling (Do Not Overfill). Secure ends closed with a toothpick. Refrigerate until required
3. To make chilli sauce, blend chillies and garlic until chopped. Add 60ml vinegar and blend until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan, with remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer for about 15-20 min or until thickened. Cool
4. Meanwhile, steam stuffed squid for 5 min. Cool
5. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs on separate plates. One at a time, dust squid hoods with flour, dip in egg, roll in breadcrumbs
6. Deep fry for about 2 min or until golden. Drain on absorbent paper
7. To cook vegetables, heat oil in a wok. Stir fry chilli and garlic for 20 sec. Add vegetables. Stir-fry for 2 min or until tender. Stir in soy sauce
8. Serve sliced squid with vegetables and sauce

I hope you get a chance to give this a go - it's a challenge but it's definitely worth it. Let me know if you give it a go and don't forget to leave a comment if you drop by
Have a great day


Monday, May 12, 2014

It's all about family and friends

Good Morning,

Firstly I would like to wish all the miraculous mum's out there a Happy Mother's Day for yesterday and I hope you all had a fantastic day and got spoilt by your little ones. I started off my day in a super way by doing the Mother's Day Classic here in town, it was a fun 3K walk (maybe one year I will get gutsy enough to do the 6K run), it's a great way to raise money for Breast Cancer research and if you have an event held near you I can highly recommend it for you to participate in in 2015. Here is a pic of us that was taken by the local paper -

B, Holly, Jacquie, Noels and Jilly at the finish line
And I have a few scrappy shares of pages I have done as well -

This first layout was one I did for the LSS The Scrap Cottage and it's just mainly me reflecting on just being myself and not worrying too much about what anyone else thinks

"B" You cause everyone else is taken
And the next LO is a christmas one - every year the kids pick a treat to cook for santa that uniquely represents them, I am secretly hoping that maybe one day they will pass the tradition onto their own children

Double LO using Basic Grey POTM
LHS of the LO
RHS of the LO
The Journalling - In 2010 the kids make Holly Jolly Fudge, Santa Boots, Poo Crackles and Rangabread Slice

So what are some family traditions that you hope your kids will pass on? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Enjoy your week and don't forget to leave me some love if you pop by



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Josie Lowe

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Sunshine and Happiness Always - RIP Leonie Kaye Maurer

Sunshine and Happiness Always - RIP Leonie Kaye Maurer
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