Thursday, May 26, 2011


Made by Jono.

I managed to get one to eat ;)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Can I Cuddle a Koala?

The other day after school, Jono hops in the car and says to me almost immediately.

"Mum, can I cuddle a Koala?"

I thought that school may have been learning about Australia, or watching a video, or talking about going to the zoo... or something.

So I repeated it back to him to make sure I had heard him right, then asked him "Where is the koala? Is it in a Zoo?"

"No Mum"

"Is it in Australia?"

Slight exasperation "No Mum"

"Where is it then?"

Shoving it into my face to be sure I could see it " This one!"

After that he attached it to his school bag and it has stayed there ever since.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

You NEED spices when cooking


Jono enjoys helping me cook, sometimes he listens to what I am saying and does what I asked and we have a lovely flavourful meal.

Often he will go and add spices when I am not looking - I may simply have my back turned for a moment, or be washing up, or talking to one of the other kids, but I have learned to only have a few spices out at a time, for a very short time - and then QUICKLY put them away!!

The other day I was cooking a chicken dish, frying it up int he pan, with onion, curry powder and some other spices in olive oil. I turned my back, and found my container of Curry powder was empty... and all in the pan!

I managed to drag out a lot of the excess, and ended up actually giving the chicken a light wash through in a strainer. It was still very tasty, and only slightly spicy.

One day, we will learn how to measure and taste while cooking ;)