31-03-09

Easter egg overdose

It seems like my parents chickens are in Easter mood. They lay 3 eggs a day and it gives an abundance (read: overdose) of eggs. Needless to say my folks distribute eggs to all family members and I got in to a baking franzy.

I'd like to share the recipe I found on Salihan's blog and borrowed her picture. Mine was made with frozen blueberries

cake

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • Moro Extra Light Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup Moro Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • plain yoghurt and icing sugar mixture, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Spray a 6cm deep, 19cm square cake pan with oil. Line base and sides with 2 layers of baking paper.
  2. Place oil, eggs, sugar and extract in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with blueberries.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean (cover cake with foil during cooking if over browning). Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes. Line a wire rack with baking paper. Turn cake top-side up onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with yoghurt.

Tried it and love it, It's easy and delicious !

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05-03-09

KNIT/ CROCHET A SQUARE

 

I 'm daily browsing the net for new ideas and creative input. Last week my surf tour passed this interesting website:

knit a square

 

 

 

 

This charity organisation is looking for squares  of 8" X 8" or 20 X 20 cm either knitted or crochetted, to make blankets for children whom are infected by HIV and are living in poverty.

I'm hoping to inspire you via my blog to participate and make a knitted/crochetted contribution. Why wouldn't you, you can do what you like best: Be creative, knit/crochet, use stash or scraps to make something to help somebody.

A dollar lasts a day, blankets are for life.

It costs only the price of a standard international stamp and empower local communities to make a difference.

Millions of babies and children around the world live in poverty and are cold. If you love knitting, (and crocheting) then knitting for charity is a wonderful way to help make a child or baby blanket to keep these children warm.

Knit/crochet and send just one square (or more) and it will join thousands of other knitted squares from around the world to be joined into blankets for these children,
many of whom are affected by HIV.

Lachen If you want to crochet a square:

      http://www.knit-a-square.com/easy-crochet-pattern.html

Lachen If you prefer to knit a square:

     http://www.knit-a-square.com/knitting-instructions.html

Lachen For posting instructions:

      http://www.knit-a-square.com/postal.html

More info can be found by clicking on the logo above. How to send, How big, which yarn to use, patterns,...

Please do join in

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02-03-09

CROCHET GALORE

Lachen . Make some pictures of the progress on the babette and hexagon blanket

Lachen. update the blog

Lachen. work on my hexagons

Here they are :

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It always helps to make a to do list. I've been working hard to get things done. The babette blanket is almost finished. I used about 16 skeins of Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden so far and will probably need 2 more to finnish it. Hoping to get it all done by the end of the month.

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The hexagons are coming along nicely.19/159 so far are finished and about 30 rounds are waiting for their final round and will be turned into hexagons soon too.

Furthermore we had a very nice springlike weekend here in Belgium and I took the dog out for a looooooooooong walk.

Everybody happy.

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