Sunday, 21 April 2013

You Read it Like What?

We Read it Like This have launched a competition which has been the catalyst for recording some audiobooks.

Some beginnings. I love reading to my children and the outcome has been I have children who love to sit and read together. These are recordings from our book time tonight, the fourth book was the Australian 12 days of Christmas but we sing that so I did not include it.

Second night of recording story time.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Bread Rolls

1 cup warm water
1/3 cup oil (canola oil to make it salicylate friendly)
2 tbsp yeast (approx 2 sachets of dried yeast)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 cups plain flour (I interchange with finely ground wholemeal flour without needing to alter

Heat oven to 200 degrees.

Add the water, oil, yeast and sugar directly into the mixing bowl, stir thoroughly and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.  Mix in the salt, egg and flour.  Knead for a few minutes until well incorporated and dough is soft and smooth.   There are some good youtube videos showing kneading technique.

Divide dough into quarters (use a baking tool if you have one, I just use a butter knife), halve each quarter and halve again.  Form dough into 12 balls and then place in pan lined with baking paper and allow to rest for 10 minutes.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String

I was so excited when my beautiful packages arrived yesterday wrapped up in brown paper and tied up with string.  I love special touches like that from some online retailers, Baby's got Style always used to include a little gift, Baby the Stars Shine Bright wrap everything up in pink tissue paper tie them with ribbon and spray sweet perfume on them, and ILOVELINEN, the whole package feels like a special gift.  Constantly reduced prices and amazing products.  I love that they are local and have permanent price reductions of between 50% and 70%.

Rave, rave, rave:
This is a mattress topper that makes you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.  I had the most awesome nights sleep.  Microcloud Mattress Topper.