My little herb garden – transplanted

Coriander and Parsley

Coriander and Parsley



My little herb garden has been transplanted

The Basil is growing quite well, however some little bug is eating all of the leaves. I googled what eats basil, and the best option that I could work on yesterday is was wood ash, I opened the pizza oven and took the ashes out of the tray and spread them around the base of the plants, and then the wind blew a lot of it away, I quickly put more ashes down and watered it in straight away. We will see in a few days if this makes a difference.

The Coriander and parsley unfortunately is not doing as well, not sure why, I have put a little seasol on all of them so hopefully they will pick up shortly.

Grumpy’s chillies however are doing better than anything.

Grumpy's Chillies

Grumpy’s Chillies







I’m sure you still have some

I'm sure you still have some

I’m sure you still have some


When I sit on the lounge in the evening and use my computer, Braandi always thinks that there is food.  Sometimes there is and she thinks that I should share, I put a handful of her kibbles on my tray and she climbs up to see if there is any more, I am sure she thinks that she is getting whatever I am eating.

More Please

More Please


You didn’t cook this in the Thermomix

Burnt lamb chops

Burnt lamb chops

We both have to take the blame for this, BURNT beyond eating.

Grumpy didn’t want the chops in the first place.

I had decided to have roast vegies and lamb chops grilled on the BBQ, but that wasn’t what we ended up having.

Grumpy peeled and cut up the vegies and I put them in a plastic bag and cooked on High in the microwave for 7 minutes.

In the meantime, I had put a roasting pan in the oven with olive oil in the bottom and heated the pan to 250°.

Once the vegies were finished in the microwave, I put them in the pan and sprinkled seasoning over them and put them in the oven to crunch up.

Grumpy put the chops on the BBQ and came in and sat down, he was fiddling with his phone and I was reading through the specials brochures that were put in our letterbox.

I took the vegies out and turned them over, sat back down and started reading again, I don’t know what made me look, but I looked outside towards the BBQ and said to Grumpy, It’s smoking, as usual he made a snide remake, and went out side and then all hell broke loose along with lots of nasty swearing.

The chops were completely inedible, we did try 1 each but gave up halfway through.

We had lovely roast vegies to eat and there was plenty there as I was going to have some for lunch tomorrow.

We ate all the vegies and the chops went in the bin, Grumpy said I don’t want to give the little girl cancer.

She got a lovely bowl of chicken instead and no lunch for me for tomorrow.

Am I allowed to eat it yet

Am I allowed to eat it yet

Chicken for tea for Braandi

Chicken for tea for Braandi


Today’s funny Monday 3rd December 2012

Holy email

One day God was looking down at earth and saw all of the rascally behaviour that was going on…

So He called His angels and sent one to earth for a time.

When the angel returned, he told God, ‘Yes, it is bad on earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.

God thought for a moment and said, ‘Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion.’

So God called another angel and sent her to earth for a time.

When the angel returned she went to God and said, ‘Yes, it’s true. The earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good…’

God was not pleased.

So He decided to e-mail the 5% who were good, because He wanted to encourage them, and give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?

Okay, I was just wondering, because I didn’t get one either.