Monday, 18 June 2012

Cheese and wine!

My BFF came over for a visit this last weekend and we had a fabulous time catching up. We decided to stay in and have some girl time and gossip over a delicious cheese plate and imbibe some great 2009 Shiraz from Jacob's Creek winery in Australia along with some water and butter crackers. Before we knew it, it was four hours later, the bottle was empty and the cheese was almost gone. The cracker plate had maybe half a dozen left on it. I did luckily take a picture of the plate before we descended upon it.

It contains a ripe Brie, a smoked Gouda and of course, garlic and herb Boursin - because no cheese plate is complete without this soft garlicy, herby goodness! So delicious paired with the fruit and wine.

My friend and I both come from backgrounds that conversation always centres around food and wine, and even though we had not seen each other for some time, it was like we saw each other only the day before. I so enjoyed my time and it made me realise I need to slow down and enjoy my time a little more. So that means! Da da da! More time in the kitchen! Because that is where I really enjoy being. In the mean time, enjoy the pic!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

C is for Cookie

I love cookies and I love making them as much as I love eating them. Tonight I made a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and they are scrum-diddly-umptious! I mixed milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chocolate chips.

The recipe that I use came with my mixer and it only uses butter as the fat. I love it. It makes the most delicious cookies and they come out perfectly every time. I'm eating while I'm typing this and a cool glass of milk will wash them all down afterwards. Here are a few pics of them. Enjoy!

Fresh out of the oven and just perfect.

Mmmmm! These are so good!

Piling up to make room for the rest.