kate5kiwis: who needs a dog when ya've got kids?


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Monday, January 28, 2008

who needs a dog when ya've got kids?

and who needs a local bakery when ya've found yer kitchen muse?


whang into breadmaker on *dough* setting:
1 cup wholemeal flour
3 cups high grade flour
3 - 4 ysp yeast
2 tsp salt
3 - 4 tsp sugar
400 ml water
while it's mixing make Turkish Tomato Jam:
gently saut
ée two chopped onions for ten mins in a big of swish of (cold pressed extra virgin) olive oil until clear (if you burn yours because you have too many balls in the air like i did, whoff it all down the sink and rush out to the garden and grab a handful of basil, chop and add to tomatoes etc)

ADD: one tin of chopped tomatoes

1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 big Tbsp (auntie mim's) honey
pinch saffron threads (it's more expensive than gold, i kid you not. so um, i don't have any)
(another optional extra) teensy grated yellow zucchinis

reduce on low heat for twenty minutes until it's a lovely jammy consistency and absolutely irresistible. lick wooden spoon to check. don't burn tongue. cool.

when *dough* is ready, divide in two. roll out, on one sprinkle on grated gold cheese, spread tomato jam (can reverse these two if feeling less coordinated than moi, it was a laugh trying to spread the
Turkish Tomato Jam *on* the grated cheese lol)
on the other, sprinkle a cup and a bit (or whatever) CHOCOLATE DROPS.

roll each bread dough up like a long sausage. tuck ends under.
rise (in the oven on very low) for an hour.
bake 180 celsius for 20 - 25 mins.
Secondly: pack said delish bread (i keep typing "brad") loaves
and kiddos and billions of towels and togs and boards and drinkies and head to the stingray beach. where there are no stingrays today.

Here's the "who needs a dog when ya've got kids?" part...

Hubby: "ok S10 and M6, i'll stand here and hit the ball
and you guys see who can get it first
and throw it back..."
yep, it's the best kind of *fetch* cos kids understand english and don't try to eat the ball.

Thirdly: practise the mo-o-o-o-o-ves:

(tilt your head to the left, to the left.... watch the little flip in the box to the left...)


Anonymous Jacinta said...

Woah - cool flip!!!

And please don't laugh, but I wanted to call Xavier "Saffron" ... I love that word.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

PS: yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

8:26 PM  
Blogger The Trier and Jen said...

that looks so yummy and what an excellent looking day you had

8:47 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

Well, I know Miss Katie Pie wasn't eating any of THAT, now was she?
Yum. xxxx

9:00 PM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

lol i love the sound effects :D

8:28 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

i love the name *saffron*
but i might choose it for a girl.
or a boy, if i was a hippie lol.
i love your two X's though X

lol, confession: it's actually a mish-mash of two days, we went to the beach without hubby yesterday: he is Back At Work *sob* X

ummm... *kate runs off in search of a tin of tuna and pretends she ate that instead* X

yeah, me too, i think S10 has watched a few too many karate scenes *hi-YAAAA!* X

9:30 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

They have those bread rolls in Italian places around here - you can add meat or veggies or whatever you like. (Well, don't add the meat and veggies to the chocolate roll!!) They make great picnic food.

And I am loving your beach day...it's ccccoooooold (!) here...

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

Ok - I just realised I meant to say if Xavier was a girl, I wanted to name him Saffron lol. That was until my MIL laughed at my poor hubby when he told her. It was well and truly off the cards after that.

1:00 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

Lol, Mr Music was desperate to call Denver Imogen, my mum HATED it, so it got veoted (he's still a little sore about it ;)) xxxx

1:41 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

gosh, so a kind of italian subway?
that does sound posh!!!
love it X

*kate is still wondering if jacinta is a latent hippie...(there's no doubt that hay is)*
lol, which is why keeping bubba's name a mystery until bubba pops out is often the wisest course of action i think.
if i was just starting out having kiddos now, i'd be rather inclined to name him/her *saffron* or *savannah* or *indigo* or even make something up... cos i am a hippie, like totally, like peace out man, like X

1:48 PM  
Blogger Mrs. G. said...

Have mercy! This looks good.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...


So hungry.

10:05 AM  
OpenID the160acrewoods said...

i make something similar to those! love'em!!!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi Kate, you are always so inspiring in the kitchen........these look DELICIOUS, another recipe I just HAVE to try!

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Gorgeous Debbie said...

..... and who needs a life of your own when ya've got kate'n'da kids' lives to lurk in? Remind me I have a question for you, but I'm not to ask it till after your exciting extended weekend.....

12:10 PM  
Blogger Floss said...

Ooh that bread looks FABULOUS!!! Love the flippin' movie, a swim would be so nice. It's just started raining here after 5 perfect days.

3:16 PM  
Blogger debbie said...

your recipe looks yummy!! :)

2:21 AM  

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