Thursday, 27 November 2014

Daily Dish #27 Muffins

I tried putting this post up yesterday but the photos wouldn't load. I managed to get them on facebook and instagram without a problem but for some reason just couldn't get this to happen.

Some days I feel like I'm sitting at the computer more than at my craft table. So this is going to be the last daily daily dish. I'll still be making them and (for now at least) I'll still post them on facebook and instagram daily but I think I'd rather do a weekly blog entry showing all the dishes and anything else I've made during the week. 

These are the links to my other accounts Facebook and Instagram I'd be grateful for your support on either or both if you use them.

Thanks for coming over, see you next week,
Annejuli :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Daily Dish #26 Peanut butter & Jelly

I thought I'd make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, simple right? Add tropical heat, a broken air conditioner, modern technology and a frustrated moron (me) in charge of things and the answer becomes no.

Turns out that high temperatures and humidity make polymer stick to ... well, everything! This in turn makes the moron (again me) frustrated. When frustrated this particular moron stuffs things up at an epic rate. I spent over an hour last night searching for a particular tool, decided that if I cleaned up some of the horrendous mess I would probably find it, nope. Decided to use a different tool, not as effective as I would like but at least the job will get done. Now where did I put my glasses? Fast forward another hour and I find said glasses by banging my head on the underside of the table (yep on top of my head the whole time) and complete the simple task of adding a lid to the jam jar. Then I knocked over a tool caddy and....... You guessed it out fell the missing tool. No wonder I couldn't find it, it was exactly where it was supposed to be! Enough, go to bed and finish in the morning.

For some reason everybody I've ever meet had to contact me in some way this morning. Then the wall shelf in my mini kitchen decided to detach itself from the wall and fling tiny glasses, containers and lids all over the craft room (tacky wax and tropical heat don't work well together) By the time I got the camera out I'd lost the morning light (hence the dark photos). 

I put the room away pulled the lap top out, inserted the sd card chose the 3 pictures and realised I forgot to take some with my phone for instagram! Grrr! Oh well I just got a mini sd card for the phone so I should be able to put one of these onto the phone, right? Nope, my lap top thinks my phone is a cd burner and won't play the game until I insert a disc! At this point it's no longer morning. Not wanting to pull out the kitchen and go through all of that again, I placed the tray on my keyboard and and took a quick picture. It's pretty good, light could be better but it's ok and it shows scale with no effort, think I may have found my "thing" that makes my photos unique. I'd show you but my laptop thinks my phone is a cd burner.

Any way it's gone 2pm and I've been working on this simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich since 6am yesterday, I haven't even decided what to cook for tomorrows post and facebook hasn't allowed me to load anything yet. So I'll stop moaning and get on with things.

Help yourself to a sandwich. Me? No, I won't have any I'm allergic to peanuts.

Thanks for coming over,
Annejuli :)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Daily Dish #25 Shish Kebabs

Chunks of chicken, capsicum,  pineapple and cherry tomatoes skewered and barbecued. Served with a fresh garden salad.

This would have looked so much better in a garden setting, maybe I'll make one for future bbq meals.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Daily Dish #24 Plum Pudding

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....
Time to get the feast started, well the mini one at least.

Thanks for coming over,
Annejuli :)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Daily Dish #23 Nachos

Nachos with re-fried beans, guacamole and salsa. Grab a plate and help yourself.

Thanks for coming over,
Annejuli :)

Friday, 21 November 2014

Daily Dish #22 Cherry PIe

The first dish I've made in clay that I haven'y actually made to eat. In fact it just dawned on me that I've never tasted cherry pie.

Thanks for looking,
Annejuli :)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Daily Dish #21 Ramen Noodles

 I wish I'd had more time to make chop sticks and better pictures. 
I realized while I was making this that I haven't made anything with clay that I don't make at home.
I make a lot of Asian food at home so I'll make some chopsticks and other accessories with the next Asian dish.

Thanks for coming over,
Annejuli :)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Daily Dish #20 Potatoes

Again not really a dish but in my defense it has been ridiculously hot here lately and my air con died, so something simple. 

I'm most proud of my little home made vegie peeler. I couldn't find one online that was true to scale so I made my own. I'll take pictures along the way next time I make one if anyone would like to see how I did it?

Hope the weather is nicer wherever you are.
Have a great day,
Annejuli :)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Daily Dish #19 Carrots and Corn

Sorry. I'm running late and dinner's not ready yet. I've just started the carrots, haven't even shucked the corn and ......oh no I forgot to get anything out of the freezer! 

Maybe we should just order a pizza?

Thanks for stopping in,
Annejuli :)

Monday, 17 November 2014

Daily Dish #18 Tacos

Teeny tiny tacos.  Stuffed with beef, shredded cheese, iceberg lettuce, diced tomato and topped with sour cream and taco sauce. 
I'm telling you this because the photos didn't come out as clear as I would have liked. I have a birthday coming up and I might treat myself to a macro lens? 
Google time.

Thanks for looking,
Annejuli :)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Daily Dish #17 Hot Dogs

We had another scorcher of a day yesterday, too hot to handle clay until the wee small hours. So I whipped up something quick and had it finished at about 4.30 this morning. Hope you like your hot dogs with relish and grated cheese.

Thanks for coming over,
Annejuli :)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Daily Dish #16 Shepherds Pie

My first attempt at making my own casserole dish and I think it turned out ok. I really wanted to make shepherds pie but didn't have a suitable dish so thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did there are a few things I've been thinking about making but couldn't find the right crockery for.

Anyway It was 40c/102f yesterday, the hotteset day of the year so far and my air con is as dead as a dodo, so I have no idea why I chose to make this winter favorite. Maybe the heat has driven me mad, lol. 

Thanks for looking,
Annejuli :)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Daily Dish #15 Christine's Birthday Cake

Today is Christine's Birthday so I've grabbed a few bags of chips, a case of soft drink, thrown up a banner and baked a cake. Pink is her favourite colour so a pink ombre cake seemed just right.

Happy Birthday Christine.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Daily Dish #13 Sweet & Sour Pork

When I decided to make sweet & sour pork I considered the take out kind but ended up making the home made type. 
Well when I say home made I mean the open a jar kind, because that's the way I make it. ;)

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Daily Dish #12 Spaghetti Bolognese

Because everybody loves spaghetti bolognese, don't they?

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Daily Dish #11 Christmas Cookies

I know it's a little early but I just really wanted to try my hand at gingerbread men. 
I had so much fun making these and I think they turned out looking quite yummy.

Think I'll go make some full size cookies now. :)

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