Home Made Pizza with Love.. #missionsamsung

Home Made Pizza with Love.. #missionsamsung

~~~ So The first challenge that was set before me is as follows: 1. Make a pizza (from scratch) using the all-intelligent Samsung Smart Microwave Oven 2. Share the pizza with friends/family/mailman. Easy Peasy! Now since this will be my very first attempt at making Pizza dough, I asked all my facebook friendlies for recipes and also ideas to put on the pizza. The feedback was amazing. THANK YOU ALL! I finally settled on adapting a recipe from my good friend Davy who also happens to be a cook/chef extraodinaire with a flair for the dramatically pleasing. You can find his original recipe here. And then for the toppings, I did a final consult with the men of the house and the only ingredient that everyone could agree on was bacon. So this was the primary...

Bottoms Up, Boklam #MWW2014

Bottoms Up, Boklam #MWW2014

~~~ Clink-Clink Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to come taste some deliciously squashed fermented grapes at the Mercury Wine Week @ Suncoast. Now I am not a wine connoisseur by anyone’s standards and actually consider myself more of a casual wine drinker, but I had an absolute BLAST! All the stands were EXTREMELY helpful in explaining the different wines and recommending choices according to me taste. Hahaha!!! The more we walked and tasted, the closer the ground became, the friendlier everyone seemed and higher the pitch of my voice appeared to go. Thank goodness Checkers was there with all the lovely cheese samples. The Indo Chilli Cheese gave me the tongue warm up I needed to get through the second half of the journey. I was introduced to...

Challenge — Accepted! #missionsamsung

Challenge — Accepted! #missionsamsung

~~~ Oooooh!!! Samsung have challenged me and nine other bloggers! They have a 3 missions lined up for us whereby we are going to put this Samsung Smart Microwave Oven through its paces. And PACE it I shall.. I shall program, deprogram, reprogram..there will be strenuous accessory testing and function analyses such as  cook, defrost and autocook..and if it does not behave — I will twist  knobs. I actually look forward to some knob twisting to be honest. Look at me, acting all braveface with knob twisting threats. When I am  actually slightly intimidated by the other challengers, all of them are brilliantly awesome and definitely up for the task. Therefore, I will have to pull rabbits, ducks and perhaps a lazy tiger from my hat!  (See the full list of...

Wrapped…

Wrapped…

~~~ This weekend was mostly spent in happy pants. I do believe that this is the best way to roll when your time is your own. No bra, hair in a bun and happy pants.. !!! It not only feels good to be unencumbered by the need for being dressed up, but it is good for your soul to just be you with no need to be entertaining or dolled up.     In my home, I am me. Just little ol’ me with no need to smile if my heart is sad and no need to be proper if all I want to do is lick chocolate from my fingers. So after a week of answering calls with a smile on my face, school runs, meetings, work and general niceness in a world of judgement, demands and errands – it is definitely awesome when I get to spend a day or two unplugged and just being me. And...

Vagitarian…

Vagitarian…

~~~ So much horror out there these days, there were a few times I almost gave up on humans altogether this week alone. But I did not. I took a deep breath, I was reminded that there will always be atrocities in the world and that I cannot fix it all, no matter how much I want to. This is why I do not read newspapers, have a tv antenna or subscribe to weekly magazines. Media always focuses strongly on the negative. Thanks to my girlfriends for the giggles and apologies to those whom I snarled at. There are moments of madness in us all, but as I discovered this week, all you need to do is voice your emotion and your net of friendlies will rally around you and remind you of what is important. For me what is most important is family. I love my family with all my...