41 days ago

School Holiday Fun Workshops

Melanie from West Harbour

Hello West Aucklanders!!

Here are some more school holiday fun for kids:

Date: Friday 4 October
Workshop: Upcycled Robots, 9 am - 2 pm
www.facebook.com...
Location: Avondale Community Centre

Date: Monday 7 October
Workshop: Zentangling, 10 am - 12 pm
www.facebook.com...
Sew A Secret Pouch, 1 pm - 3 pm
www.facebook.com...
Location: Te Manawa Library

Date: Tuesday 8 October
Workshop: Sew A Diwali Elephant, 10 am - 12 pm
www.facebook.com...
Workshop: Tower of Hanoi, 1 pm - 4 pm
www.facebook.com...
Location: Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre
Workshop: Planter Boxes / Bird Houses, 10 am - 12:30 pm
www.facebook.com...
Location: Arataki Visitor Centre

Date: Wednesday 9 October
Workshop: Upcycled Creatures, 10 am - 12 pm
Location: West Harbour Community Group
Workshop: Sew A Kauri Tree, 10 am - 12 pm
www.facebook.com...
Location: Arataki Visitor Centre

Follow us on our Facebook page to find out more www.facebook.com...

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Recipe: Classic Omelette

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 pinch Salt
½ tsp Butter, or a splash of good quality olive oil


Directions
1. In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add salt.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan (non-stick is easier) until it is just beginning to brown and has a nutty smell. Let it run around the pan so that it is well coated.
3. Pour in the egg mix. With your rubber spatula, constantly lift and scoop around the edges and cut through the middle of the egg mixture to cook evenly.
4. If you are adding a filling to the omelette, it should be done at this point.
5. Roll or fold the omelette by folding one half on the other, or fold one third on the middle third and then roll on the remaining third.

Prior to folding, you can add a filling to lift the flavour of the omelette.
Classic combinations include:
Saute mushrooms
Blanched spinach (with cream)
Diced ham
A combination of finely chopped herbs such as chives, chervil, parsley, tarragon

Image
22 minutes ago

Habitat for Humanity Women's Build - Cambodia 2020

Gaylene from Glendene

Join me and a team of adventurous women on Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build - Cambodia, early 2020! Check out the flyer and let me know if you're interested. No building experience required! Email: gaylenekt@gmail.com / Ph/Txt: 021 232 8149

Image
3 days ago

MORE garden photos to cheer everybody up on this wet day. =D Taken in between rain showers. =D

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: A white hollyhock flower off my OTHER (NON-PINK) hollyhock bush. =D
Photo 2: My pink Little Miss Perfect roses (shrub bought from Bunnings, of course). =D
Photo 3: A white (or very pale purple) I-don't-know-what flower, but it is very pretty, so I thought I'd take a photo of it - it's the same as the unknown pink flowers I've photographed before, but white. =D
Photo 4: My snapdragons (I think). =D
Photo 5: My beans (all sorts) and pumpkins coming up. =D They are butternuts, I think - I planted the seeds from cut-up pumpkins I'd bought for dinner, then put the scraps (including the seeds) in the compost - YES, you can grow all sorts of pumpkin plants from these, I'm pretty sure that's how one of my previous, VERY prolifically-fruiting butternuts grew - from a seed in the compost!!!!!!!! =D So HERE'S hoping I get some this - or next - year!!!!!!!! =D
Photo 6: Some of my pumpkin seedlings. =D Butternuts, I think - my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D Hehehe. =D
Photo 7: Two of my scarlet runner bean seedlings!!!!! =D Yay - I can FINALLY get them to grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D AND, what's AMAZING is that NONE show signs of rot. =O The trick is to plant them, and your pumpkins, in a raised bed WITH GOOD SOIL, and then BOTH your pumpkins AND your beans will be healthy - THIS is what I have learned from this. =D Heheheh!!!!!!!! =D