21 November, 2010

Family Christmas Gathering...

Our family, mum's side, has always had a Christmas gathering early. This way, we can then go off to have our own family gatherings! This is not a bad way of doing I think as it allows you to all come together, but still with immediate family 'on the day'!

Strutt Family

Anyway, Saturday, we got together... I was up early and out to the Warwick Farm Farmers Markets, we used to go all the time before April last year, and it was somewhat comforting to go back out there! I got two bags of Green Beans, 2 bags of small Cherry Tomato's and a knob of Ginger to make a regular, Asian Green Bean Salad (with Cherry Tomato's as an extra today!). It is so simple to cook, and SO tasty!

  • Green Beans, topped and tailed.
  • Fresh Ginger (to taste), grated.
  • Soy Sauce (to taste)
  • 4:1 ratio of Peanut Oil and Sesame Oil depending on how big the serving is!

Simmer beans for a couple of mins in a deep pot, keeping them crunchy, whilst warming oils in a wok. When ready, remove from water and ensure they are WELL drained. Then place into the wok with heated oil, and stir-fry for about a minute, then add ginger and soy sauce. continue to toss about in wok, and at this point, I added in the tomato's for about a minute, then plate up (or into a bowl) and serve. You can also have these as a cold option!

See, I told you it was easy, AND tasty too!!!!

Hoo roo for now...


18 November, 2010

Life, and going to Melbourne for a couple of days...

Lately, life, in general, has been feeling a little like this...

Luna Park Roller Coaster

BUT, as I am now seeing somebody about my depression and 'anger management issues' I am beginning to see a light at the end of a very long tunnel! So on Monday, evening at that, I book a flight to get me out of town for a couple of days (just 35 hours to be exact!) to get away... I will post about exactly what the trip was about, tomorrow, but suffice to say, it was a moving time for me, and I had a great time.

Prior to 'The Event' though, I grabbed a tram and headed out to St Kilda to Acland St for lunch. There are a lot of cake and Patisserie shops in this street, but I was good, not a cake was eaten!

After lunch, I walked past Luna Park, which was closed, and the old Palis Theatre. These are below...

Luna Park Entrance
Palais Theatre

Hoo roo for now...


05 November, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

Friday Fill Ins*
  1. Sometimes, I wish I could turn back time...
  2. I almost ALWAYS attempt to fix something, before stuffing up (about) the whole thing.
  3. Small problems, to me, often seem insanely big at the moment...
  4. Maribeth is very enlightening.
  5. I keep meaning to keep in contact with friends, but its hard to call when they move and don't give me their new number...
  6. I haven't done ANY housework yet.
  7. And as for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to staying dry and warm as its cold and wet at the moment, tomorrow my plans include seeing a psychologist for my depression and Sunday, I want to be happy (at least for the first birthday party I am going to!

Friday fill-ins are sponsored by Janet at Friday Fill-ins.

*I saw my friend Maribeth doing these, and I thought I need to re-start blogging, so why not start with this!!!

Hoo roo for now...