Thursday, 30 June 2011

Awesome things for the most Awesome day of the week...

I left work early today as I am plagued by little Pacmen (the baddie ones) going to town on my body.
I thought I would do a post about ten things to celebrate today, or just ten awesome things in general as a way of balancing the good (10 awesome things!) with the bad (the nasty little Pacmen). In no particular order at all....

To start with I would like to celebrate my posse for the afternoon.

Lucy's Bed

My beautiful friend Sez who also appears in a previous post the coromondel gastro club, has started her own blog finally and it is great you can check it out here

Step aside Gisele, Erin has taken your place...

Celebrating an awesome gig tonight The Nextmen ... Please oh please let this lemon water and Ester C (watch your pronunciation) be kind to me so I can go.

Discovering this next awesome thing which I use for storing all the inspiring images I come across on blog's I follow be it a picture of a kitchen for my house I'm building (in 20 years), a place that I must visit or just a hot dress, it is either the greatest discovery of the year, or the biggest life sucker out - welcome Pinterest

This one is dependant on your taste of awesome. I decided to recruit the new Brother (soon to be) as my apprentice baker. Brad decided it was hilarious to bake some explicitly shaped biscuits for Nanny and Pops' arrival. Made me laugh but I don't think they realized that they were.

Spot the rude bits.

Add white chocolate to them, yes even better.

The Bucket List! Have you made yours yet? Awesome way to get excited/inspired. Just a few off my extensive list...

Although I haven't been able to see it myself because I have been saving for bigger better things I have seen pictures and videos of walking with dinosaur's from the show at Vector Arena last night and it looked 
amazing. If you get a chance to go, do it as it is at the end of its world tour.

London Bridge - 1600x1200
Previously mentioned bigger & better thing.

Mrs Macs. Mum's home made. Big Ben. Potato Top. Mince & Cheese. Chilli Beef & Cheese. Whichever brand and whatever flavour you prefer, you haven't had a pie until you have a Charlene & Rhi curry chicken pie. If I were to categorize this list of awesome it would be near the top. 

The Chef's


McDelish and lookin' good, pastry art done with the help of some friends.

Last but not least... It's FRIDAY (Hilarious take on that silly song)

Happy Friday Homies

Saturday, 11 June 2011

How to dance like a Douche and plank like a Pro

You put your left foot in you put your left foot out you put your left foot in and you shake it all about...

I became aware last night after another epic meal at Canton, (Thank you Buddha for giving us Canton) that my friends are ones to look out for on the dance floor. Look out as in, look out for flailing limbs flying at you.

Here is a few lessons in how they cut shapes, but before this I would like to share with you the teachings of Planking.

Firstly you will need to find a black belt super sayan like Hong here to hold your weight.

Always bend the knees, chest to shoulder.

Lift off! And you are planking.

Other popular places for planking.

A set of drawers.

A beer? Sure why not just make sure you have a super hulk and a super sayan on hand so not to impale yourself.


Want to dance like a Douche? Watch and learn.

Firstly, choose a dance partner of the same or similar height . Not so much like this.

More like this.

Bend the knees, and proceed to push the pelvis forward and back,  Arms slightly extended.

Hands in the air.

Put it all together. Everybody.

Trying to force unwilling participants does not always work.

Get your hair into it. Watch that wine.

Out in full force at The Kings Arms cutting shapes.
Careful placement of the arms is vital so not to look retarded like our  example on the right.
I hope this has been a real eye opener for you all.

One last thing, choose your dancing shoes wisely.

Happy Sunday people. Only five more Sunday's left in NZ for me.

Rhi x

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Bird Poo Biscuits & Rookie Frosting

What a great way to kick of my weekend... Went home early so I could see my Dr. to get my neck fixed (my nerves and muscles are most upset with me for being drunk and irresponsible), it is not fixed it is one of those, wait till it gets worse so we can fix it but keep your fingers and toes crossed it gets better before that happens. OK sure you just give me the drugs to get through this waiting period and I'm OK with that....

Any way... I had a few hours free so i thought I'd do what I am good at. Baked. Baked. Baked.

I made a new speciality, I call, Bird Poo Biscuits. Here's what you do.

Get the following 125g (or more) butter, as much vanilla essence as your heart desires, one chicken egg, and mix. Add to 2 sifted cups of flour and a tsp of baking powder with about 1/2 a cup of cocoa (yum). Add half a cup of chocolate chips of course!

Roll the mixture into little balls then fork them flat-ish then in the over for 10 minutes, for that subway cookie taste don't go oven 10 minutes on 180 degrees, in fact go on be a rebel, try 8 minutes!

Melt a whole bunch of chocolate buttons then proceed to slop them like poo's all over your biscuits.

The result? Bird Poo Cookies:

What is a bird poo biscuit without some muffins right?...

Easy peasey you get your dry ingredients (sifted of course) 1 1/2 of flour, tsp baking powder - Your moist ingrediants 50g softened butter, egg, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and then on the side 3/4 cup of milk with half a tsp baking soda... And mix them all about. Trick with fluffy muffins is not to mix the batter too much... I'm not saying mine will come out fluffy though.

Anywhoo put a little bit in your silicone bake wear or metal if that's how you roll put in 4 white choc buttons if you have any left from the poos biscuits then put more mixture on top sprinkle with chocolate chips that I forgot to tell you you need. In the over 200degrees for 15 minutes! Boom!

As for the frosting (well I made waaay to much, the remaining is clogging the sink as we speak) heapso butter, heapso icing sugar, heapso vanilla essence, get out your wand plug in it and mix it! Or your hand beater if that's all you have...


See you soon for some NZNTM Jess and Jared hope your hungry xxx