Dec 26, 2008

Crazy about dishes and bowls

I have a thing for dishes and bowls. The man in my life is cottoning onto the fact that I can never have enough.....and that I love a dish for a gift. Something else I love is to be suprised with my gifts. This was my suprise gift from my honey this Christmas. I love it....(the necklace was from my son, Josh :-) The flash has made the image on the plate faded at the isn't really.

If you are popping by because of the link on our Christmas newsletter...welcome! My 2009 new years resolution is to post every, bits of foodie info, news and happenings. Hope you will pop by now and then and leave a comment here and there.

Dec 12, 2008

Teachers Gift

I made these mini loaf (9x6cm) cakes as a gift for Joels teacher awhile ago.
Its a simple sponge recipe with some diced dried apricots folded in.

Three almonds are pushed lightly into the batter before baking. When its finished baking, gently heat some apricot jam and spread it over the top to glaze.

I left them in the baking parchment I baked them in and when completely cooled wrapped them in a new piece of baking parchment, finishing it off with a ribbon and a home made label.