Friday, October 22, 2010
This is not my recipe. But I made it and calculated the calories so I will share it anyways!
Hokey Pokey. HoneyComb. Sponge Candy. Delicious. Since I am a kiwi we shall call it Hokey Pokey, coz that is what makes me happy :)
If you are unsure what I am talking about (it goes by other names) check here
Yes my friends. Hokey Pokey. It is delicious, so easy and quick to make AND considering it is a big lump of melted sugar the calories aren't bad.
The whole lump has 344 calories.
And there is no way you will wanna eat the whole thing. It isn't healthy but if you are needing a sweet hit you could make this, have a bit and not feel bad!
So, my friends, follow these directions and you will have hokey pokey in no time
*WARNING! WARNING! Use you common sense people. You will be melting sugar. DO NOT do this with young children/ pets in the room. However older children may enjoy watching you make this as there is a cool chemical reaction at the end. Use your noggin, don't take risks with boiling sugar!*
You will need:
5Tbsp White Sugar
2Tbsp Golden Syrup
1tsp Baking soda
Pan - Line with baking paper and have it ready when you start. Trust me.
1. In a saucepan over a medium heat combine 5T of sugar and 2T of golden syrup.
2. Stir sugar and syrup constantly until sugar dissolves.
3. Once dissolved crank up the heat and boil the mixture.
4. Once it starts to boil turn the heat down again and let the mixture simmer for around 5 minutes, stirring.
* The mixture will bubble up and start to increase in size. This is normal and wanted*
5. After 5 minutes of simmering remove from the heat.
6. Add in 1t of baking soda and stir QUICKLY!!! The mixture will lighten in colour and foam.
7. Quickly pour the mixture into a prepared pan.
8. Leave to set. When it is cool it is ready! Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
The pieces can be dipped in chocolate if desired.
This would make an awesome homemade christmas gift! Cheap and very quick to make!
To clean to pan simply soak in warm water for a minute. The mixture stuck to the inside of the pan and to the wooden spoon will just dissolve away!
There ya go, an old favourite and sparkable in moderation.
I remember making this in 3rd form and it went so horribly wrong. I don't know what we did but it ended up like a soft caramel. Who knows? It worked tonight though!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Firstly, thank you to everyone who complimented my new hair cut. Support is nice with a drastic change. I keep talking to my boyfriend about it and telling him that now I have a ponytail 'nubbin' :) He is sick of me and is offering me to a good home!
I saw Eat Pray Love last night with my bestest buddy. It was a great movie. A little long, but it needed to be. A little slow to start but without the details at the start the movie would have had little impact. I kept leaning over and whispering to my friend "OK, we need to go to Rome, there are hot guys, we need to go to Bali, there are hot guys". Yes, I have a boyfriend. He knows. I would highly recommend this movie. It gives you a lot to think about but is still very enjoyable. And I think it has a good spark message. How, you ask? Well, listen and you will learn!
In Rome she adopts a positive attitude to food. She enjoys eating, enjoys moderation and knows that she is healthy with indulgences. Sure, she eats pizza and pasta. But she enjoys is. She doesn't feel guily. She is happy. I think this is an important message. Eat what you want in moderation and don't feel guilty about it!
In India and Bali she goes through a journey of acceptance. Accepting herself. Accepting that she can't control how others think and feel. Putting herself first and letting herself just experience life. I think learning to love and accept yourself is such an important message! Love youself and others will too!
Anyways, last week of uni assignments, so excuse my absence!
I am househunting and job hunting. I am calling the jewellers tomorrow to see what is happening with my application. I kinda need to know and I have found employers don't mind if you call and check because it shows that you want the job. One job I got because the guy just waiting until he got called. I got the job because I was the first one to call and ask about it!
Househunting is sucky because we have a budget and cats. Budget means small and bad location usually, so hopefully we will find something good! And a lot of places won't allow cats but will allow families with children. My cats are my children, and they are much cleaner than kids! Cross your fingers for us and our househunting!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I'm impulsive. If I decide to do something it has to be done. So I got an impulsive haircut!
I wore my hair down today and it was heavy and gross and annoying. So I got it chopped off. It was halfway down my back and now it is shoulder length and layered. And curly, coz apparently my hair is curly short and long. And while I was getting it cut I figured I may as well colour it too. From long and reddish to short and brown
Yes, I did take my mirror outside again to get light.
This is the shortest my hair has been in.....7 years. I had about a foot of hair off. It is a big change but I like it :)
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