Friday, 19 October 2012

Things I have loved this week

After a tough few weeks I have actively tried to slow things down a little here.

The kids are better.

I am still exhausted.

I needed to slow down.

A lot.

So I did and here are the things I loved.



  • had time to spend nearly an entire day with an ace friend  mooching around Ikea and then an obligatory Dumpling lunch. So good.  I smiled for the rest of the day.
  • looked at my eldest and saw a fine young man

  • went & sat outside with the kids for afternoon tea everyday after school instead of me being in the kitchen cooking.  It meant we had very lazy dinners because boy oh boy it is 7pm before you know it- but it was the BEST.  The kids were in their pirate ship or just sitting with me on our very gorgeous YELLOW chairs that just make you smile when you sit in them & chatted. 

  • cried at the lovely comments on my last post. 
  • made a point of going outside to water the veggies at dusk and watch the sunset.

  • listened to some music I haven't listened to for a long time & loved it all over again.
  • talked with my gorgeous brother on Skype. I never tire of seeing his lovely face & chatting & laughing & crying with him. How goodamn ace is technology?!!!
  • made a point of cooking a really ace breakfast every morning. It was my way of saying to myself- give some good back to you GG. Sometimes the kids joined me, sometimes not but it was great. Great to give me some time back.
  • had a meeting at school and was amazed yet again at how super ace the teachers are and how very lucky my lads are to be involved with such inspired & inspiring people every single day.
Life is good.

GOURMET GIRLFRIEND'S CORN, CHILLI & FRESH CORIANDER FRITTERS.
I made these for one of my 'being good to myself' brekkys this week and had requests on Instagram to share the recipe.  I have started my own #ggbreakfast hashtag if you are IG, you can have a look at my breakfasts there for inspiration. 
I LOVE a brekky fritter- I shared my Zucchini, Dill and Fetta ones a while back.
Basically the ingredients are limitless- the bater is the same, you just add whatever you like to the mix.
Super simple but always SCRUMPTIOUS!
I had plenty leftover and my kids loved them for dinner. 
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large can Organic Corn kernels  (or the kernels of 2 fresh corn cobs)
  • 1/4 cup SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • S & P
  • 2 large red chillis (omit of you don't like chilli)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped roughly
METHOD:
Crack the eggs into a large bowl.

Add all other ingredients and mix well.

Heat a non stick pan to medium and add a little Olive oil or butter.

Use a soup ladle to transfer the corn fritter mix to the pan. I did 3 at a time in a large pan.

Flip when the fritter has small holes that remain- this takes about 4-5 minutes (like Pikelets).

Flip and cook till brown on the other side.

Serve immediately. 

"I know the story, I know how it goes... you've broken into my soul."
aaaaah Richard Hawley your tunes were perfect for me this week. le sigh.



7 comments:

  1. Glad you've had an ace week after a few of horrors.

    Miss you xx

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  2. So happy for your lovely week.
    Carol

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  3. YAY! Now it off with a visit from me! xx

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  4. Your week sounds wonderful. Its so nice to sit back and contemplate how lucky we can be! Hope your weekend is equally rewarding. Giulia.x

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  5. what a fabulous week of renewal it sounds like you've enjoyed! how delicious is the weather? just perfect for some late night vegie watering and bevies on the front porch watching an amazing wimmera sunset...hope your boy and yourself are recovering...good on you for breakfast, sometimes its just the simple things that can renew us so very much....yeah for you....yeah for boys...yeah for life and sunshine xo

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  6. Angus ( nearly three) loves fritters &making them! Your combos are delicious.You should see him crack an egg! So much determination to get it out of the shell,
    we usually have to do a Nigella to sift out the shell from the good bits. So good for our adventurous little vego

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  7. I'm craving your corn fritters, I'm making them again for dinner tonight!! x

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