Paleo Frittata Cups (and wool joy!)

Heyyy you guys… My wool arrived!*9CCFC4EA-C0D2-42C3-B855-C07EAF35246A

*Happy dance*

I just got it yesterday and I’m so happy with it. I’m especially loving the Hazelnut colour. It’s got a little more red in it than I expected, but it’s just divine. I can’t wait to start my scarf!

I can’t think of a good way to transition from wool to eggs, so I’m just gonna go ahead and jump straight to the recipe now, okay?


Paleo Frittata Cups - Nothing in Particular

 Paleo Frittata Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 rasher of bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup each of capsicum, grape tomatoes and fetta cheese, finely chopped (kinda getting sick of saying that)
  • 1 spring onion… you guessed it: finely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • Pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius

  1.  Fry the bacon in a little oil
  2. When the bacon is almost cooked, add the zucchini and capsicum and fry until soft, then place on a piece of paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add all other ingredients except pepper and mix.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between 4 large nonstick muffin cups (silicon works best), sprinkle with a little pepper and bake at 180 deg C for 20 minutes.

Enjoy! These are nicest fresh, but they’ll keep in the fridge for about a week. They’re great for breakfast or with a salad for lunch :)

 

Success! (And Failure)

So an update on the Ravenclaw scarf:

I’ve found a pattern that might work: Faux Knit Crocheted House Scarf by Jennifer Ofenstein. It may need a little tweaking, but yay for not having to completely improvise a pattern!

Annnd drum roll please… I found some wool that I’m happy with! Knit Picks Palette in Hazelnut and Navy.

Buuuut they don’t ship to Australia.

So I tried to get it shipped to my brother, who conveniently happens to be in the US at the moment. But the order just will. Not. Work. I don’t know why, but someone obviously doesn’t want me to get this wool.

Grrr. I’ve contacted them and I just hope they can sort this out before my brother leaves the US.

My life would have been so much easier if I’d just asked the hat to put me in Gryffindor. Or, you know, just made do with the movie colours.

 

Update:

I FINALLY managed to order it!

Turns out other people in Australia had been having the same problem. Knit Picks got back to me pretty quickly and were very helpful, so thanks Knit Picks.

Now I wait. Patiently. Very patiently. I just hope that it arrives before Gareth leaves the US.

 

Delayed Judgement

So I just caught up on Doctor Who, and you know what? Now that I’ve got used to the new Doctor, I think I actually do like him. I think somewhere between Kill the Moon and Forest of the Night I started to get where they were going with him, and I feel a lot more sympathetic towards him now. So you know, don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes or something. Or a Doctor until you’ve watched a whole series with him. One day I will manage it.

3 Doctors - Siobhan Mewes

I was gonna put an Aragorn “but it is not this day!” thing in here, but then I had this Doctor Who thing I made so yeah.

Oooooh and changing the subject slightly, what did everyone think of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Or is that a dangerous question? I actually really enjoyed the whole trilogy. OK, so it had its issues. Did they give up all pretense of even trying to follow the book? Mostly. Could they have cut the whole thing to about half of the length? Probably. Could it have been better if Peter Jackson had consulted me every step of the way? Definitely.But come on, Galadriel got to be awesome, the women of Laketown got to be awesome, Thranduil was fabulous, Bilbo was Bilbo, Galadriel got to be awesome. And overall, I liked it. And I fully intend to buy the extended DVDs. So there.

Ravenclaw

Several months ago I decided to make a Ravenclaw scarf. I had it all planned out. I couldn’t find any crochet patterns that I liked so I decided to improvise using Tunisian knit stitch. I decided to make the Prisoner of Azkaban style. And there was no question of doing it in movie colours. No, it must be in the original bronze. So off I popped down to the shops, to buy some blue and bronze yarn and a tricot hook.

Well. A tricot hook, anyway. Turns out bronze yarn, much like Ravenclaw’s diadem, is really hard to find. Unlike Ravenclaw’s diadem, there is plenty of it if you only want fun fur. I don’t want fun fur.

So on with the search!

 

Stewed Peaches with Greek Yoghurt and Dark Chocolate

Happy belated New Year! Here’s a recipe I came up with to replace my usual grilled peaches while my oven was broken :)


Stewed Peaches

Ingredients:

4 peaches, halved and stoned
1 cup water
1/4 cup white wine
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or one vanilla bean, sliced in half lengthways
Greek yoghurt
Dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa
Cinnamon

Method:
1. Mix water, wine and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2. Add peaches, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 3-5 minutes
3. Remove lid and simmer for a further 1-2 minutes
4. Divide the peaches among four bowls, pour a little of the syrup over and serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and grated chocolate.