Wednesday, 29 July 2009

224 Days To Go

The girls are home from school this week - no, it's not holidays, a couple of the children at school have swine flu. I spoke to Amber's teacher last week, just to remind her of Amber's heart condition and her higher risk to swine flu. She suggested that if a child in the class appeared to have flu symptoms or a child in the school had been diagnosed with swine flu she would give me a phone call to come and pick up the girls. So on Monday the phone call came... while I was at work of course. Anyhow, the girls are home with some school work to do for the week. We just can't have Amber get swine flu - she has enough trouble handling the common cold at times.

On another subject, yesterday I went to my first antenatal appointment, which really just consisted of the doctor printing out an ultrasound request for me to take to the x-ray department to have a dating scan and find out the due date. This morning I was up at 7.30am drinking the required 1 litre of water before my ultrasound at 8.50am. The scan went well. I am officially 8 weeks pregnant now with the baby due on the 10th of March! Only 224 days to go! Lol!

.... Just another day ....

Friday, 17 July 2009

Easy Apple Crumble

One of my closest friends works in the rehabilitation unit of our local hospital. Recently she put in a lot of time and effort to put together a recipe book to raise funds for the rehab unit and the patients. The book has loads of great, quick and easy recipes mainly designed for the patients who have mostly suffered from stokes or been involved in serious accidents, for when they leave hospital and have to cook for themselves again.
I know pretty much everyone has a really easy apple crumble recipe, but it is one of my favourites and I have made two apple crumbles for the weekend....


Fruit filling:
~ 4-6 cooking apples
~ 1/2 cup of sugar
~ 1/3 cup of water

~ 1 cup of plain flour
~ 3 dessertspoon brown sugar
~ 3 dessertspoon coconut
~ 3 dessertspoon parve butter/margarine

Preheat oven to 180C. Peel core and slice apples. Place apples in a saucepan with sugar and water. Simmer gently until soft. Allow to cool then pour into a pie or casserole dish. Place flour in a bowl and using your fingertips rub in butter. Add sugar and coconut and mix well. Sprinkle lightly over the top of the apples and bake until lightly browned on top.

I like to include a sprinkle of cinnamon in the apple filling too.

Shabbat Shalom!

.... Just another day ....

Monday, 13 July 2009

Three Years On

Three years on since the Second Lebanon War (2006), the years have passed, but we have not forgotten those lost during the war....

.... Just another day ....