Sunday, October 31, 2010

Summer is approaching...


It was 8pm and I was driving home when I decided to go the scenic route.  After the first long, hot and muggy day of the season, some young Novocastrians were taking advantage of the refreshing Merewether Baths.
If only I liked going in the water... (sigh)... it would have been very inviting.

P.S. The little specks of light out to see are the coal ships waiting to enter the harbour.  I count them every time I go for a walk along the beach.  Tonight there were 13 with their lights on out at sea.

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Dippin' goodness...


So it was Halloween and there was a small get together as a fundraiser for the charity 'Eat so they can'.  I decided to step away from making the traditional (and always successful) dippy damper, and try my hand at the Avocado Log.  As it is a layered dip I was a bit scared as to how it was going to turn out, being the first time I made it and all.  To my surprise it turned out great and was a HUGE hit at the party.

Avocado Log

Ingredients
3 ripe avocados
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 carton of sour cream
1/2 packet taco seasoning
3 shallots
3 tomatoes
1/2 yellow capsicum
1/2 C tasty cheese
1 packet of corn chips

Method
1.  Mash avocado and lemon juice together with a fork
2.  Stir taco seasoning through sour cream.  Put in fridge/freezer to harden a little, makes it easier to spread
3.  Chop shallots and dice tomatoes and capsicum
4.  Line a loaf tin with baking paper and layer from 4th layer to the 1st

1st Layer-     Mashed avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice (to prevent it from discolouring)
2nd Layer-    Sour cream seasoned with taco seasoning
3rd Layer-    Chopped shallots
4th Layer-     Diced tomatoes and yellow capsicum

5.  Refrigerate for 10-15 mins
6.  Turn onto platter and top with the 5th layer


5th Layer-    Top with tasty cheese 

7.  Serve with corn chips

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Springtime dusk...


The sun was shining, little white clouds scattered across the sky, birds were singing and the beautiful scene of spring was out in full bloom.  This has been a rare occurrence this season as we have been graced with grey stormy skies and wet days.  I just happened to walk out on my veranda and realised I had pink flowers in full bloom in my own backyard.  For those of you who don't know, I am a PINK person.  Anything pink and I'll love it.  So this was a quick RhiCapture of what a springtime dusk looks like at my house.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

"WOW"... What's coming up

Just a quick post to let you know that I went and picked up some goodies today.  I will be starting some more RhiDesign projects very very soon.  WOW-Words or Whatever do some really cool crafty bits which will keep me busy for a while.  Stay tuned for up and coming completed RhiDesign projects.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mmmmm Cake!

This is the first 'RhiCreate' post from the kitchen.  This chocolate shard cake is a rich chocolate mud with handmade chocolate flowers.  Everything is edible on this cake.  Well almost everything, the lollypop sticks and ribbon aren't edible... Obviously.




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It is up and running... Whooo Hoooo

The new adventure in my life is about to start... Blogging!  Have a look around my blog and see what it is about and become a follower.  I will be posting my first 'RhiCreate' post very soon.
Now to see if this is going to be the success I hope it will be... Fingers crossed!!!

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