Saturday, 8 September 2012

Party Time!

Sorry I haven't wrote a post in a while. I have been sick and just so busy. The stuffed mushrooms were really yum!

Stuffed Mushrooms:


4 large flat mushrooms
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion
4 slices of bacon
80g breadcrumbs
65g grated parmesan


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Remove stems of mushrooms and finely chop. Heat oil in a frying pan, add onion and bacon and cook until the bacon is lightly browned. Add the stems and cook for 1 min. Transfer mix to bowl. Add breadcrumbs, parsley and parmesan and stir. Place mushroom caps onto lined baking tray and spoon the filling into the caps. Bake for 20min or until the topping is golden or mushrooms are tender. Serve immediately.

It is my 13th birthday soon. Pinterest is amazing for ideas! Here are some:

outdoor cinema party


outdoor cinema picnic




Streamers. Not those colours.


Such a great idea!

Different colours

candles in a jar...

Cute little vases.


sleep-over party!

Different colours

Party Bags

I made French Toast last weekend. I have got a really easy recipe:

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
4 pieces of bread

Crack egg and pour milk into a wide/shallow bowl. Whisk 'till combined. Dip bread so it is covered and put in frying pan with butter. Cook 'till brown both sides and put sugar and cinnamon on.

I was out of shoes so we went shopping and I got some Converse. The best part is they are yellow. Bright yellow!

Not much has been happening. Just relaxing. The way I like it!

Love Grace <3

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Sundays have been really good lately. At the moment they are my favourite day. (We are still trying to find a church so at the moment we are not going to church.)This is what happens on a Sunday:

1) I wake up
2) From whenever we wake up 'till about 10ish I relax watch a movie or read.
3) I get ready and go outside for some fresh air. Mum and some of the family garden with me for a couple of hours.
4) The family and I have a late lunch of toasted cheese sandwiches (or something like that).
5) We get all washed up and I cook something. (2.30-4ish).
6) Then I do homework or anything I need to do.
7) Have a lovely dinner (maybe even dessert).
8) Spend time with the family.
9) Bed......

It has been so good and I enjoy it so much. Last week I made a 'Golden Syrup and Ginger Apple Cake'. It was really nice. (I remembered to take photo's):


175g (1/2 cup) golden syrup
250g (2 cups) self-raising flour
2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
165g soft brown sugar
2 apples, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
3 eggs
125ml buttermilk
150g butter

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Line cake tin with baking paper. Pour half of the golden syrup in the bottom of the cake tin. Smooth it out with a metal spoon which has been run under hot water. Sift the flour and ginger into a bowl. Add the sugar and apple, then the egg, buttermilk and 125g of the butter, melted, and stirred until just combined and smooth. Pour into cake tin and bake for 1 hour and 30 min.
Once cooked tip upside down. If you want you can heat the rest of the butter and golden syrup and use it ass a glaze/sauce.

Yesterday I did an Irish dancing competition. I came 5th. I was quite scared but my family were really encouraging. I really enjoyed myself. I was really excited and I couldn't stop smiling.

Tonight I am going to make stuffed mushrooms for tea. For dessert (if I am allowed) I am planning to make the coffee and chocolate self-saucing pudding again. It was too good! (I'll give you the recipe for the mushrooms soon).

What do you do on Sundays? Have a great week!

Grace <3

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Chocolate and Coffee Self-Saucing Pudding

I haven't been doing, been sick and having my sister over. (Miss P). There is a soiree coming up at my school......we will be doing this song. LOVE IT! I haven't heard it before. I think it would be awesome to have those different types of instruments in our country.

Another thing for music was we had to do a report on our favourite song. I wanted to do a Christian song. I found this website that has the top 20 Christian songs in the world at the moment. (It might come in handy).

For a dessert a while ago I made this AMAZING pudding. It is Chocolate and Coffee. You have to try. (Probably double the batch). By Donna Hay:

1/2 cup milk
35g butter melted
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup plain flour sifted
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (extra)
2 tbsp cocoa
1 cup boiling water
cream to serve

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Place egg, milk, butter and vanilla in a bowl and whisk. Place flour, baking flour, coffee, almonds and sugar in a separate bowl. Gradually add the milk mixture and mix 'till combined. Put in a dish.
Place the extra sugar, cocoa and water in a jug and stir till dissolved. Pour over pudding mix and bake in the oven for 25-30 min. Serve warm with cream.

So that is a catch up on my week.....It has been a busy week with interesting things happening. I wonder what the rest of my week will be like?

Grace <3

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

About Me

I have only had a blog for a little while and I have totally forgotten to tell you guys a bit about me.

So my name is Grace and I have a family of 5. Mum, Dad and two brothers. My youngest brother is 6 years younger. We are all pretty close in age. I am the oldest child. 
I go to a wonderful school and have lots of great friends.      
I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. (My whole family does).      
We have recently moved to a lovely house. My old house was very small, had a pink bathroom and was a bit moldy.      
B1 likes Lego and drawing, B2 likes imagining and pretending he is a ninja, Dad likes maths, computers and technical things and  Mum is crafty and is a great homemaker.    
My brothers and my dad have something called Aspergers. Aspergers is an interesting disorder/spectrum. They do things a bit differently to people. No one is the same with Aspergers. B1 is quiet and doesn't like noise and changes meanwhile B2 is very noisy. Dad is very clever and as I told you he likes maths and stuff that makes you totally confused. This is a bit tricky for all of us. They are just as equal as everyone else and I love them so much. 
B1 also has something quite rare. It is called beckwith weidemann sydrome.If you want to know more just go here

Aspergers probably explains to you why it was special that mum and I could go out to the city and be in crowds of people, eat different food and simple stuff like that.

 Grace <3

Monday, 9 July 2012

A Hidden Forest

We have got some of our beloved friends over. Yesterday we went on a beautiful walk to a lake. On the way mum showed us a hidden forest that mum found before. I want to live there. (It is even better in real life).

 The gang
 One of the million amazing trees

 A wonderful women with a mossy tree

A cute ducky

I made scones, banana bread and pumpkin cornbread. Here are the recipes:

Banana Bread:

2 mashed bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup of milk
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cup walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup melted milk chocolate

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees C (fan-forced). Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Combine banana and sugar in a medium bowl; stir in egg, oil and milk. Add remaining ingredients. Stir 'till combined. Pour into tin and bake for 1 hour.

(From Women's Weekly 'Cook')

2 1/2 cups S.R flour
1 tbs sugar
1/4 tsp salt
30g butter
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tsp milk (extra)

Pre-heat oven 220 degrees C (fan-forced). Line baking tray with baking paper. Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. Rub in butter. Stir in milk and water 'till it is a sticky, soft dough. Flour the bench and knead 'till it is the consistency you want. Roll out 'till it is 1-2 cm thick. Cut out circles by using a cup. Place on tray a brush with milk. Bake for 15min or until golden. Serve with jam and cream.

(From Women's Weekly 'Cook')

Remember 'River Cottage' I watched with mum during our girls time? Well the pumpkin cornbread was from there. Recipe:
(The chili is optional).

Grace <3

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Girls Time

I adore my mum. She is the greatest woman on earth. I love her so much and she is so kind. A few nights ago she sent my brothers up to my Grans for three nights. We had some special girls time. It was amazing because we got to do things, eat things and watch things that we can't normally do with my brothers. I had an  unforgettable experience. 
That first day after dropping the boys of at Grans we went home and only had a little amount of time to do stuff before the end of the day. So we went to the shops and bought yummy-ness. Then we went home and started making dinner. We made brushetta. It was delicious. Here is the recipe:

1 stick of sourdough bread
olive oil
dried Italian herbs
3-4 tomatoes
salt for taste
1 clove of garlic

Cut the stick of bread into 16ish pieces. Add a generous amount of olive oil to a frying pan and put a few pieces of the bread on. Fry 4 min each side or until the sides are golden. Meanwhile chop up tomatoes to your preferred size. Add as much herbs as you want. When the bread is cool rub with garlic.

After a wonderful dinner we got snuggled in our P.J's and was going to put on a movie but we couldn't find one so we ended watching River Cottage. It is about cooking. For dessert we had hazelnut chocolate. (My favourite).While we were watching River Cottage I brushed mums hair. Normally she does that to me but I thought I'd do it to her. Brushing your daughters hair is the most special thing. Look at this awesome blog
The second day we took a train to the city. I got a hot chocolate.

In the city we went and did so much. The first thing we did was go to the state library. 

As you all know I love library's. It was indescribable. It had books on anything you wanted to look at. Then we explored some of the backstreets of the city and had lunch at a very sweet, squishy cafe. We ate focaccias. We went to St Paul's Cathedral, looked at different shops, federation square and just enjoyed being together. 

Later that night when we were back at home we had a really yummy dinner of sour-dough bread, sauteed mushrooms, a variety of cheeses and cold meats. That night we painted our nails red. We watched "Letters to Juliet". It was the most sweetest movie. If you think your ever to old for love then watch this movie. For dessert we ate biscotti and cookies and cream ice cream. Yum!

The last day of our many days together we went op shopping and to a different library. The stuff you find in an op shop is amazing. We found heaps of stuff and we really enjoyed it. The library was the best one in the area. It was pretty fabulous. I borrowed SO many books. That day I really didn't feel well, so for dinner I didn't eat anything interesting. (Unless toast is interesting). I love my mum and I was so honored for this time with her. That night we watched "Becoming Jane". It was the life story of Jane Austen. (The writer for Pride and Prejudice).
The next morning the boys came back and I was actually really happy to see them. They are nice boys and I love them so much.
The time with was lovely and amazing but there is also nothing like the normal life you live. But who can not love a girls weekend with your daughter or mum? What do you do for your girls time?

Grace <3 

Friday, 29 June 2012

A catch up on my week....

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have been so busy with homework! I'll catch you up on my week. On the weekend my lovely friend Miss P.H came up for 2 nights. We made choc chip cookies and pancakes (my dads version). We had such a good time . We went to my creek and watched movies. Here are the recipies:



1 cup of plain flour
1 egg
1 cup of milk


Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix 'till everything is combined into a liquid-mix. Get a frying pan and heat up with some butter. Spoon some of the mix into the pan. Cook for 3 ish minutes each side. Serve with your choice of topping.


Choc Chip Cookies:


125g butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1-2 drops of vanilla essence
1 3/4 s.r flour
250g choc chips 


Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees C. Line 1-2 trays with baking paper. Beat with an electric mixer the butter and sugar 'till pale. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in sifted flour until mixed in through. Fold in choc chips. Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place on tray. Bake for 10-15 min. If you like them chewy don't let them go brown because they will crisp up when they cool down.

Monday: After school I did homework. We are making a book of me. A book of me has pages that are about you. For instance bucket list, family tree and so on. I found it a really interesting assignment.

Tuesday: After school I was planning to make pinwheels for the end of term luncheon but the oven didn't work. So mum and I were looking on the internet for other recipes that were savory that we could shallow fry. We ended finding curry puffs. I made the curry mixture that night. In the morning we were going to cook them up. Then, of course, super dad was home from work and he could turn on the oven. (We did end up baking them). I didn't get to eat any but they looked delicious! Here is the recipe:

Curry Puffs:


1 pinch of crushed cardamon seeds
3 pinches of salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp-1 tsp chili powder (depends on if you like spicy-ness)
2 curry leaves (chopped)
a generous drizzle of olive oil
1 1/2+ water
2 onions
3 small potatoes
1 large sweet potato
4 sheets of puff pastry
1 egg
1/4 cup milk


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 2 trays with baking paper.
Chop the onion, potatoes and sweet potatoes up so they are as small or smaller as your thumb nail. Put them in a saucepan. Add to the saucepan the cardamon, salt, sugar, chili powder, curry leaves, oil and water. Stir 'till boiling then turn the heat down and put on a lid. Evaporate the water 'till there is none left and the mix is mushy. Then turn off the heat. Let it cool and put it in a bowl. Put the bowl in the fridge over night.

Take the mix out of the fridge. There would be a bit of liquid in the bowl. Get the puff pastry and cut it into quarters and the each quarter cut into half again. Get the egg and milk and whisk 'till combined. Get 1/2 a tbs of the curry and put it in the middle of a triangle. Brush the edge of the pastry with the egg mix, fold over and join the sides by pressing down with a fork. Put the ready pastry's on the tray. Stab them with the fork and brush the top with a bit of the egg mix. Once you have done that with everyone of them, put it in the oven and cook for 15min or until golden.


Wednesday: Homework on Book of me.

Thursday: After school I had dancing. It was really fun but tiring. Then homework.

Friday: Last day of school. I was so excited! After school I said by to my friends and went home and relaxed. B1 was out at a laser-tag thing 'till 12, dad was at work, we put B2 to bed early-ish and then mum and I had special time. After dinner we watched Pay It Forward (2000) and ate mums speical coffee ice-cream. Yumm! It is a really good movie and I suggest it. (The ice cream is also really good and I suggest that as well). From Google Images:

Saturday is today. We are not going to be doing much. Once we are all ready and B1 is awake from a fun night we will be going to the library. Yay!!!! I am excited of what we have got planned for the holidays and all the good times we will have.

Grace <3

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


I am very excited. It is less than 3 weeks until the holidays.  There is nothing like spending time with your family at home. We have got a few things planned but I think it's mainly relaxing. Our beloved friends are coming up to stay for a week. They are like family. I can't wait to see them.

On the last day of school we are having a class party. I am bringing pizza pinwheels. Just to perfect them and make sure they work I tested them yesterday. Here is the recipe:


2 sheets of puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
100g ham, chopped thinly
150g tinned crushed pineapple, well drained
50g grated cheese


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Lay out the pastry sheets. Brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle the ham, pineapple and cheese on top. (Not too much.) Let it rest for 15min. Roll up firmly and using a serrated knife cut into slices 1cm thick. Place wheels on the baking trays and bake for 20min or golden. Enjoy!

Grace <3

My Special Place

A place where it is quiet......all my dreams come is for anyone at of my favourite places......a different world. Is there a place like this for you? So calm and nice? There is a place like this for me. The library. I went there on Monday after school and I always come out with a pile of books so high you can't see my head. All my other siblings are pretty much like that too. I have such a happy feeling every time I go there. I can't help but smile. It brings me to a different world. I could stay for hours! What great times I have had there. Some of my earliest memory's have been reading with mum in a beanbag in the library. I also remember learning where the food goes and how it is digested. How could such a simple place bring such joy? This is my special place. 

Love Grace <3