Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello from Greece! A postcard.

My place in time #62 - Postage stamps from another country




A postcard from Greece arrived this week. It has taken a couple of months to get to us, but it made it!

It's from my niece Bonnie, and her husband Ben. You might remember the post, where I featured their summer solstice wedding, late last year.

In February of this year, they flew overseas to do some travelling, and working. They are both school teachers, and have just started living and working in England. The school year has just started after the english summer holidays.

Totes off skew, but did you know, if you wrote 'apple pie' a couple of times over any text you didn't want anyone to see, it makes it illegible? Try it with your own handwriting #hottip :)
I learnt that from Lauren Newton, on the Bert Newton show years ago! There's proof, that show wasn't a complete waste of air space! Besides Bert is a TV legend!

You can totally see why she is such a great lower primary teacher. It was such a joy to read this to Izzy and Summer. She did an epic job in writing this postcard so they could appreciate and understand it. I can't wait to see them both again. We will have to wait a whole year!

So today I know a little more about greek donkeys, and Santorini. 



Trying to book accommodation in the hills of Adelaide this weekend, I know there is a pedal prix in Murray Bridge! I know there are lots of weddings on around the hills, bugger all accommodation, the cheapish kind anyway!

But accommodation we have, nice too, and not too pricey. I know that I am going to love perusing other peoples amazing gardens, with my mum and my daughters(they love it too). It's been so long since I have been away without my husband in tow. I am SO going to enjoy the break! Hopefully with lots of photos to show you.

Fingers crossed the house is clean when I get home. Brett's beloved Port are in the semi finals and I hope he doesn't have too much planned! I do hope Port Power beat Hawthorn though, and I know if they do, next weekend is going to be HUGE.

We miss you too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The BEST Beef burgers

Rissoles with veggies or salad

These are decidedly, the best beef burgers you will ever taste. Who decided? Me! I love them. So did Summer. 

Isabel just wasn't interested in dinner, she ate an apple. I think Brett liked them.

They are yumptious, scrumptious. There's no egg, or breadcrumbs so easy too, if you don't have any in your larder. All you need is BBQ sauce, of some sort (use tomato sauce if you have too) and worcestershire sauce. If you don't have that use soy sauce.

Here's how you can make them. It's easy.

The BEST Beef Burgers

400 - 500 grams of beef mince
1 onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced or finely grated
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce(I used a smoky one)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
60 grams cheese, grated. (Any sort you have)
1/4 cup chopped parsley(Optional. Because some kids, like mine, don't like any sign of green)


#hottip - use egg rings to make patties uniform


Combine all ingredients. Best done by getting your fingers in the bowl and scrunching it all together.

Using an egg ring as a mould, press the mince mixture in to form burgers. Remove ring. Repeat until all burger mince has been used.

Fry or grill burgers until cooked through.


A yumptious burger with beetroot relish



linking with Jess, because I blogged, on a Tuesday no less! Go me!!