December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas....

Wishing you the merriest of Christmas's and a Happy New Year...
 May your times with family and friends be memorable,
 blessed and full of peace...
 We've been busy preparing these last few days
 We have been to the shops on copius amounts of trips..for last minute things.
One was especially to see the man in the Red suit
 and give him the list of desired gifts..
 Baked an amazing amount of goodies for gifts and home...
 Baked a very yummy flourless fruit cake for Jesus' Birthday..
decorated with a single candle...
 Now the Cinnamon Scrolls are in the oven for breakfast..
My son Matt loves these and it wouldn't be the same if I didn't make him some..
 I can't eat any due to health issues but oh the smell...yummy..

The Turkey is prepared and waiting patiently in the fridge to be popped
in the oven in the morning...along with roast vege's.
 yep the full cooked lunch is the order of the day...
 Santa's Milk and biscuits are ready...
  Miss K decided he needed a savoury biscuits on this year..
unsure what she was thinking...LOL.
 Reindeer carrots are outside with some oats and glitter too.. he he
 Presents are wrapped and under our tree ready for the little squeals of delight
from two very excited little girls... and a few big people too.
 Now I must set the table and make sure everything is ready...
 oh then sleep too.

 Merry Christmas 

 Have a wonderful Day.

 Blessings Dawn x x x

December 09, 2012

It tasted so yummy... and we can eat it!

 I have now been grain free for 11 weeks and so has one of my DD.
 I was suffering but Miss J was suffering terribly 
with belly aches day and night.It had me at a loss of what was causing it.
The Dr said she was not gluten intolerant as a blood test did
 not show up positive. But the Pediatrician believes she may have the 
same problem as I have, so grain free she is, and the results are amazing.
 She no longer moans all day and can sleep at night without waking.
The things that we took for granted like Birthday cake, biscuits and such,
are now a little difficult for this sewing mumma.
 I am not a great cook and we ate ok before but with a lot of grains in our diet.
 Now we eat loads of fruit, veges, meat and eggs and enjoy our grain free diet.
And now with my cooking habits changed I look 
for nice treats and recipes to satisfy our taste buds for the sweet treat.
 Treats are that every now and again food, not an everyday occurrence.
 BUT when it comes to birthdays...
We must indulge!
  I was determined to to make Miss J aka Alice
a birthday cake she could eat.... and one I could too.

 I found this recipe HERE and I thank God for other grain free eaters
 who try and try till they work.....
 It tasted delicious and was not hard to make even for me.
 I omitted the maple syrup for honey and followed the rest of the recipe to a tee.
We needed only a smallish piece to satisfy our sweet tooth.
 I can highly recommend it for anyone especially Gluten/grain free.
 If you know anyone with Gluten intolerance issues or grain free dieters
 do give this a try, they will love you for giving them a treat... 
I must say I did not use the ganache recommended but used this recipe HERE

Enjoy some grain free baking!

 Hugs Dawn x x x

December 06, 2012

A Picture catch up.

I thought I would share my life in pictures from the last 6 weeks or so.
 Alittle bit of what's been going on in our busy house.

 some secret stitching...
some baking with mummy!
 the end result.. yummy biscuit buttons for a biscuit swap.
  The biscuit swap goodies which I received.
 My darling girls with their little friend at the local Christmas pageant.
Lots of goodies bought from the Adelaide craft fair.
 A rare occasion where hubby and I escaped for a drive in the hillls
 where we caught a quick coffee and cake at a lovely organic market.
 This is some gorgeous needleturn that my friends mum
 did on some doileys some 60 years ago, 
each flower petal is less than 1/4in across and about 1/2in long.
and my gilfriend gave them to me to treasure, and that I will.
 Daddy and his gorgeous girls at the entrance to his childhood farm.
   a thristy pair of ducks on a hot day!
On one of our visits to a local playground whre there is a 100yr old kiln 
or Potbank as I knew them in my childhood....

 back soon with more catch up.
 Hugs Dawn x x x