A week went by …

I’m sorry! I appear to have forgotten to post for a week! In amongst all the holidays it’s been a busy one and we’ve achieved a lot! We’ve had a long weekend, and the Easter Bunny found us.

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At least that’s how I’m deciding to explain all the chocolate that showed up on the dining room table anyway. Would you like to know more?

The Quiet Weekend

I’m sorry I skipped last week my faithful readers. There just hasn’t been much noteworthy going on to report.

This past weekend was a quiet one. There was some cleaning up done around the house, and I finally catalogued most of my yarn stash on Ravelry.


We had some friends turn up to help us move some furniture which doesn’t really make for interesting blogging or photography.

We did go down to one of our local cafes for breakfast on Sunday though. In our little corner of little Italy, it’s a French café. Who’d have thought?


There were ristretto and orange juice each,


followed by a mushroom and pesto frittata for myself, and a ham and cheese omelette for himself.


All in all a lovely way to spend a few hours soaking up some sunshine and reading. I’d recommend it to anyone! ☺

Fudge and Frittatas

I got it into my head to cook something new and exciting the other night. I made fudge first because … I felt like it. I used this espresso fudge recipe because it looked fairly fool proof.

It was. So much so that I managed to forget to take any photos of me making it.

Finished, it looks like this


and it tastes delicious!

I had also been staring at this spinach bacon and brie mini frittata recipe for a few days and thought it would be a delicious addition to my work day lunch box. Full of protein to get me through the afternoon.

So I gathered together my ingredients


Chopped everything up


And began putting it together


I was impressed with just how quickly and simply it all went together! Though those of you with much experience cooking will spot my fatal flaw in this picture.


Once cooked, they looked and tasted delicious! I have plans to make them in future substituting the bacon for smoked salmon, which I think will also work remarkably well.


So did you spot my flaw?

That’s right. Baking powder. Baking powder was my undoing. You see (for those that don’t know), I filled each compartment to the top and had 3 empty. But baking powder makes things rise.


Yes. I spent the next day cleaning the oven.

Rookie mistake *shakes head*