All posts filed under: Cooking; Creativity

Day 7 of 7 photos in 7 days

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7 photos in 7 days / Cooking; Creativity / creativity / finding your passion / Flow / flowers

Last Thursday I suggested our U3A Course participants take on a creative challenge of their choice, to do something creative each day for 7 days. I couldn’t convince them to do the 30 day challenge though. We meet again in the morning and I am looking forward to finding out what they have been up to. My 7th photo is shot of our morning tea tomorrow: Mini blueberry muffins!

A Creativity Challenge

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30 day creativity challenge / Cooking; Creativity / creativity

Do you fancy joining me in a 30 Day Creativity Challenge? First, let’s jump ahead to the back story – next year (late March) I will be leading a small group of seniors (through our local University of the Third Age) in a course titled, Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I thought it would be good to get my creativity muscles toned in the lead up to it. If you are interested in joining me in […]

The awkward raw prawn

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Christmas / Cooking; Creativity

I have been known to have some culinary disasters in my time. It seems to happen when I am trying my hardest to put on a good show for my guests. And it usually involves something we didn’t really need on the menu – a last-minute addition. A week before Christmas we went to the seafood shop down the road to buy some fresh fish for dinner. I noticed they had some frozen, peeled prawns […]

Cath’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

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Christmas / Cooking; Creativity / family traditions

Before my mother-in-law passed away I agreed to continue the family tradition by using her recipe to cook the Christmas puddings she made each year for her two sons. I have all the ingredients ready to make the pudding this weekend. Here are the ingredients: 8 ounces of flour 8 ounces of suet (I use butter) 8 ounces of dark brown sugar 8 ounces of bread crumbs (white bread). 2 and 1/4 of dried fruit […]

Keeping the creativity going …

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Cooking; Creativity / creativity / food and diets

I have been making a special effort to cook something different each week that I have never cooked before. Tonight I am cooking RICE PORK LARB – click HERE for original recipe and instructions INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups of jasmine rice, rinsed I tablespoon of peanut oil I tablespoon of chopped lemon-grass (I will have to see if my neighbour has some or I will be using a lemon!) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g of […]

My cooking adventures

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Cooking; Creativity / food and diets

Each week I am trying a new dish that I have never cooked before. This is what I cooked today! TASTE OF HOME – Click on the link below for the web version of the recipe Best Veal Scallopini Ingredients 2 veal cutlet (about 4 ounces each) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup chicken broth 2 […]