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

Saturday, 16 June 2012


I am so blessed.......God is great........Do you know how blessed you are? I woke up and straight away I knew it was going to be a great morning. I went out snug as a bug in my dressing-gown and cuddled my dad. Dads are the greatest things ever. They are so important. My dad is so great and he is my Prince. I don't know what I would do without him. There is a great movie called "Courageous". It is about dads. If you haven't seen it then I suggest you do.

Last night was fun and yum! We toasted marshmallows on the fire. Another blessing! It was an amazing time talking, laughing, drawing and just being together.

I had a great morning with my family and Miss P. Unfortunately one of our chickens died. Her name was Fern. She was fat, fluffy and white. There are times in life where it is hard. (Normally harder than a chicken dying). But there would be no adventure without it. The best thing to do is pray and ask God for help, just push past or if it is another person having a hard time in life then help them. Friends and family are for that.

Here are some photos from Pinterest that makes me happy:

Cherry Blossom, blossom...                               .


tea party ? tea party ? tea party ?                           curly layered braid

Winter winter wonderland           Table of cakes

Now I am just about to go rollerskating with a friend. I am blessed that she choose me and that I am valued that much. How do you feel blessed?

Grace <3

The First

Hello Everyone,

This is my first blog and I am very excited! I am sitting by the fire thinking of what to write. Today has been great fun and I am sad it is going to end. A great friend has come up to stay and we have had a really nice time. Today I made some chocolate brownies and went to my creek. There it is so magical. There is fallen trees covered with moss and a trickling creek that sparkles. To get there is quite an adventure and that is what I like about it. These pictures on Pinterest remind me of it:


Beautiful Shelby Forest

The chocolate brownies were the ones that Donna Hay made. They taste really nice with walnuts! Here is the recipe: 

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 250g butter, chopped
  • 1¾ cups (310g) brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup (35g) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1¼ cups (185g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
 Preheat oven to 160°C (325ºF). Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
 Place the sugar, eggs, cocoa, flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Pour into a 20cm-square slice tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 50 minutes or until an inserted skewer withdraws clean. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before slicing. Serve warm or cold. Makes 16 slices. Yum!

I forgot to take pictures. (They went too quick)!
I hope everyone has a great Sunday and I suggest to look at:

Grace <3