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Egg-xellent stuff with Fast Ed

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to a cooking lesson and lunch with four awesome bloggers and Fast Ed (Halmagyi) as seen on Better Homes and Gardens, to talk about eggs!   Thanks to Australian Eggs.  Egg-xellent.  (Oh yeah, I just had to throw that in).

Left to right: Marissa, Me, Tenille, Ed, Lisa and Seana.

I’ll be the first to admit I am no whizz in the kitchen, and you probably won’t find me watching a cooking show unless I’ve lost the remote.   Eggs are something I usually put into whatever I’m cooking, and they rarely star as the main.  Mostly because I figure the kids won’t eat them, ok a couple of them will eat them but hey I have to cook for eight three times a day – everyone is having the same thing kids!  But I’m getting off track. Back to my first ever cooking lesson, it was much more interesting than I thought it was going to be.  I came away knowing things about eggs I had no idea about before, and yay for me I was able to successfully do this stuff at home!

Getting down to the business of cooking eggs, Ed whipped us up a Frittata which was damn good.  I went home and recreated them for the inlaws the very next day.  Grab the recipe below.

On to dessert.  Ed put us to work in the kitchen, where we made cinnamon spiced zucchini bread, and educated us on some egg facts, a lot of which were news to me. Did you know that eggs are high in protein, and a high protein diet is recommended for weight loss. And there are different uses for fresh and slightly old eggs? I didn’t. Fresh eggs are best used for poaching and frying, because they hold their shape in the pan. Older eggs can be used for boiling and scrambling, in fact using an older egg to boil is better as it is harder to get the shell off a fresh egg.

Do you know how hold a knife properly?  I was given an education on how it is done. Yes it probably was a very good idea to lean back a bit there Tenille ;)

More eggy facts and recipes can be found at www.eggs.org.au or www.eggsaseasyas.com.au So there you have it, eggs!  I’ve been introducing egg recipes into the dinner menu for the kids these past few weeks, and they’re doing well, especially if I tell them they are egg cakes ;)

I’ve been asked about my outfit, so I think I should throw some kudos to the lovely ladies at Autograph Goulburn who very patiently outfitted me.

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S’up?

Hey there gang!  Geez that sounds cheerful doesn’t it.  I sat down tonight to write a LONG overdue blog post, and then realised I got nothing.  I’m all written out tonight, having written stuff for real paying customers all night.   So my theory is that if I sit here and bash away at the keyboard something worth reading may land on the page.

I suppose I could update you on what you missed with the Candy’s Family gang during October?  It was hot, the kids fought a lot, we went on a short holiday to the south coast, school went back.   Yeah sorry not that riveting.  Oh wait, my damn house sale still hasn’t settled.  Anyhoooo…

I really envy bloggers who can bash out a post everyday.  How do they do it?  How do they come up with something worth publishing every damn day, but more importantly why do they do it?  I’ll leave that question unanswered.

And point you to that nice little button on the right hand side of my blog, that belongs to Little Pip.  Click on it to find a shop full of gorgeous little natural baby products, Lisa (the lovely lady behind the store) puts a lot of effort into researching and obtaining products and she is just so nice to deal with.   I’ve bought a few things from her and they always arrive quick and beautifully presented.

Oh and one more thing.  It’s Movember! And I have to live with the Mr for a whole month, attempting to grow fuzz on his top lip.  Please support his effort if you can.  Click here to head to his Movember page.

 

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Kreativ Blogger Award

I have had a MASSIVE week, I’ve had no time to scratch myself this week at all.  I have been running all over the country side with Miss Georgie having studies done and the like, and my blog has been neglected.  So it was very nice to open my messages and find this:

Bestowed upon my blog by the lovely Pam at Mama’s Sewing Room, thanks Pam!  Pam has a beautiful new blog about the things she creates and places she goes, do check it out. 

Now the conditions of getting this award say; that I must pass it on to ten more bloggers and share ten things about myself, I did try to back track and find the original creator of this award so I could give them credit but came to a stop around six blogs back, sorry.  But that doesn’t make the sentiment behind it any less :)

So, ten things about me…

I am probably addicted to social media.  I like things with an apple on them.  I also like things with Hello Kitty on them.  Dark chocolate gives me migraines.  Am a closet hippy, without the ideals.  I have seven kids, but you knew that.  I have only just become a stay at home mum, and am still adjusting. I obsess over all things Tokidoki.  I get excited about going to Officeworks.  I waste hours looking for geekery crafts on Etsy.

I’d love to share this award with these lovely bloggers…

Stuff with Thing, Living with Autism, My Little Drummer Boys, Canberra’s got style, FrogsPondRock, RedSultana, That’s Noice!, The Beet Goes On, Picklebums, My Three Ring Circus - these are blogs I love!

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Best Australian Blogs – People Choice Award – Please vote!

I am very excited to tell you all, that I am nominated for a People Choice award in the Sydney Writers’ Centre – Best Australian Blogs 2011.  The prize is worth a thousand dollars, from the Writers’ Centre – I’m telling you this because I dearly want you to vote for me – so I can do some of their fabulous courses, and I simply will never (ever) be able to justify, nor afford, to spend that kind of money on myself.   So please click the link above and vote, you can vote for more than one blog and you only get to vote once – so don’t forget your other favourite blogs, should they be on the list too.  Thank you everyone, and good luck to my fellow nominees. Voting closes on Thursday May 5th.

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Aussie Bloggers Conference – Will I see you there?

I’m heading to Sydney this weekend for the first ever Aussie Bloggers Conference - excitement.  I will be able to meet all those lovely bloggers face to face, who have been helping me along the way this past year.  (Yes, yayness my blog is a year old and still going!)

And being the social media addict that I am, I was very happy to hear today that there will be wi-fi at the venue – so tweeting away!!!  If you are not attending you can share the love, tweets will most probably be pouring out of the conference room, you can find them tagged #ausblogcon2011 failing that just hit the link for my twitter feed (over on the right) and check it out.  There is also a Flicker feed happening here

So how will my fellow bloggers recognise me?  I’ll be the chick with the shaggy red hair and the look of glee upon my face, why the look of glee?  Because I won’t have one single child with me, not one.   For at least 8 hours nobody is going to expect me to wipe bodily fluids from their various orifices – unless this conference gets really FUNKAY. It may take me half the conference to stop speaking in baby talk however, so don’t get freaked out if I greet you by asking if you’ve got your happy pants on today, and would you like a bikkit?  Now please excuse me, I need to go pot pot.

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