29 January 2006

studying, working, cooking,

Life is a bit hectic at the moment. After a law exam in early Jan, I have a new job role to learn at work and it's proving challenging, plus, another law exam on 4th March just before we go to Thailand. I am in college this weekend, so there has been lots of prep for that and some coursework to hand in.

A couple of weeks ago we had some friends for dinner and I pulled off these amazing chocolate puddings for dessert, which are molten in the middle. We have more friends over next weekend so I will take some pics and post the recipe.

Dom knocked a wall out in our downstairs toilet yesterday so that he can replace it today in a different way that will give us a cupboard for coats, shoes and bags etc at the front door.

I cooked a huge pile of Chinese food last night in celebration of Chinese New Year(nothing special, but it hit the spot). On Friday night I cooked (what I thought was) an Austrian dish in celebration of Mozart's birthday (really not bothered about Mozart but was the bext distraction I could find from watching the final of Celebrity Big Brother). It involved braising sausages, cabbage, carrots, onion and apple in dark beer (I used Guiness) with caraway seeds. I remembered this flavour from when I was in Prague a few years back. I had no idea it was caraway seeds. As it turned out the recipe was German, but who cares, it was perfect to warm us up with this freezing cold weather we are having.

05 January 2006

travelling

We're going to Thailand!!! Yes. In March we are going to Thailand for two weeks. It was a bit of a spur of the moment decision but I am so glad we've done it. We've only bought flights and we are going to sort out accomodation when we get there. We'll spend a few days in Bangkok and then head down to the islands. I can't wait!!!

01 January 2006

Happy New Year

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

Edith Lovejoy Pierce