Yes I am a VIP free range foodie - keep an eye out in blog land as Annabel is embracing the Social Media and has chosen some bloggers to try her recipes and blog about them BEFORE her new book hits the shops.
Choosing what to cook... meant I had to go and buy supplies. We don't use white flour in our home any more, nor sugar or oil except olive oil.... I am training to be a naturopath so we are all very health mindful...
Memories of my grandma came flooding back when I saw Louise Cake as one of the recipes.
It was the very first thing I ever cooked 100% all by myself, (with training from grandma)
My grandma taught me to cook.
I used to love going to stay in the school holidays at her place and I have such wonderful memories of my grandma.
She was an awesome grandma
Can you tell ?
She even went for a ride on my brothers trolley.
Grandma used to take me to Wellington and she would take me up and down the lift and escalators.
As she came with me to ride these I never ever got told off.
I've been cooking up a storm today (will tell you more tomorrow)
My grandma has been with me in the kitchen today in spirit that is -
I've got her cooking tools which I remember using as a girl. SUCH treasures.
My grandmother was into all sorts of things, tasseography was one.
I have fond memories of going with her to her Baptist church group. The ladies would line up for grandma to read their tea cups.
Grandma taught me the art of tea leave readings.
Make your cuppa tea with tea leaves, do not use a strainer.
When nearly finished leave a little of the tea in your cup.
Tip your tea cup upside down on the saucer and turn your cup around three times following the sun - so in Southern Hemisphere we usually go widdershin (anti clock wise)
WHEELBARROW, This sign foretells a visit to the country or a pleasant renewal of friendship with those who live in it.
symbols re tea leaves. Remember a good fortune teller always focuses on positive news.
So when you get your @annabellangbein book and make Louise Cake you can have some fun reading your tea leaves with friends too.