Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thermomix Rice Milk

I made my first rice milk today, and am pleased with the results. I used the recipe from here but modified it a little:

1. Place in dry TMX bowl and grind:
- 50g rice
- 30g raw almonds

2. Add, and cook at 60 degrees, 5 mins, speed 4:
- 1 litre water
- 1 T apricot kernel oil
- squeeze of honey
- pinch of salt

3. Puree on speed 9 for 1 minute then strain into jug.

I used the leftover thick bits in a leftover rice pancake batter I made up next.
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Valentine's Day

I think this might be our first smile on camera! I took this on the way out for a Valentine's Breakfast with Dh that included a surprise babysitter! Dh had organised for our lovely receptionist to meet us at breakfast for a coffee then take the Baby while we had a leisurely meal and a little shop afterwards!
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

It's raining!

We haven't had that much rain lately, so it was a great novelty for the Little Prince. Not so much fun when we had to head out and collect Ginger Rose from school though!
As you can see, the gutters overflowed nicely, making lots of lovely rivers for splashing around in.
Despite the thunderous noise of rain pelting on the roof the New Baby slept happily. Once he gets to sleep he's very happy to sleep through all sorts of noises - which is fortunate as our renovations started on Monday.
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The New Baby

Just a few quick photos because it's already week 3 and he's not been visible here yet!

Week 2 having some awake time on the floor.
Just new and home from hospital.
A photo from the first day or so.
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First day of ballet

Ginger Rose had her first ballet lesson yesterday after begging for lessons for the last couple of years. Sadly, shopping was difficult with a new baby so she didn't have the requisite pale pink headband to keep her hair out of her face but I think she still looked gorgeous and there were plenty of other little girls in pink with assorted hairclips for the first week.

I was so sleep deprived that after the lesson (during which the Little Prince and the New Baby went for a walk to a nearby playground) I drove off leaving the baby's pusher neatly parked beside the car. Fortunately it was still there an hour later...
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