Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Millet with stir-fried tofu

I made millet for the first time today. I liked it... the kids ate it... DH only tolerated it. As instructed by The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, I toasted it for 4 minutes in a dry frying pan on medium-high heat, which made it smell much nicer, like buttered popcorn. Then they suggested to plunge the hot grain in cold water and drain (easier said than done, with such tiny grains). It was cooked with 1 3/4 cups liquid for each 1 cup in the rice cooker. It was a nutty cross between couscous and bulgur wheat. I served stir-fried tofu and vegies on top.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Fruit snack before bed

DH instigated the routine of a bedtime snack of fruit during stories. Tonight it's a bit more fancy than the usual apple or orange... they also have watermelon and some delicious purple grapes. A workmate of his just made 500 liters of wine with a crop of these grapes!

New wall hangings

Can you tell I am sick of cooking? I framed these prints today. Fauxcouture will recognise the prints we bought in Hong Kong eight years ago. My parents gave the kids Chinese calligraphy of their names which I will hang in their room.

My living room today

It was such a lovely sunny today and my living room seemed the perfect place to be. We have both extensions in our dining table because we had 8 adults around it for dinner last night... it's such a pleasure to have a large dining table! It is the table Peter's family owned when he was a child. I bought the crocheted table cloth at a school fete for $10, and it fits the table perfectly. It reminds me of the tablecloth we had at my Grandma's farm.

Yass graveyard