Scant, what does it mean?

What does scant mean when you’re cooking or baking?

It simply means that you only want just enough of that measurement or a little under.

eg;

1/2 Cup self raising (SR) flour, scant.

Just a little less than half a cup.

 

Raw sugar

Have you found a recipe that calls for raw sugar but you’d like something a little more refined/smaller granules?

Just pop your raw sugar into a blender or bullet and give it a blitz. For me I measure the recipes raw sugar first then blitz and use.

Alternatively you can blitz raw sugar to use instead of white sugar if you go fine enough, remember raw sugar is a light brown and can colour a white cake a little.

Not sure I’d use this method making a meringue or something that calls for very light and fluffy but if you take the chance and it works out let me know.

Boredom buster

Christmas cards, yes in my boredom of lock downs, and strong stay at home suggestions I’ve started on my stash of Christmas cards.

I’ve also done some more inside house painting (yuk). Garden reorganisation. Wardrobe clean outs. Freezer cooking and other bits and bobs.

What are your stay at home boredom busters?

I need to get stuck into my grand bub scrapbooking pages soon, they grow so fast.

Stay well 🙂

 

Indoor plants

How do you go growing indoor plants? Luckily enough where I live in Australia it never snows or gets below 2°C in the winter and it doesn’t get above 40°C in the summer (no air con or heater for us) so our inside plants have the temperatures we live with.

For me it’s all about finding that can do well in my house temps and lots of trial and error. I’ve found a few that I’ve been lucky enough to keep alive for a few years now and I’m so pleased to have that greenery in my house.

Mondo grass is just a clumping grass that is very hardy and goes well in my garden in the sun and in the shade so I pulled a clump up and voila! I have several small pots around inside that have flourished.

I was given a branch of devils ivy so experimented with planting in soil and popping a piece in a bottle of water and both have grown well, though the soil pot grew better.

Spider plants are another that seem to go well in my house.

Zygo cactus and other succulents (though you have to watch for dropped off bits that grow where you may not want them to.)

The best thing about these are that you can keep growing from the same plant so the cost is minimal.

Although I’m not hugely successful with a variety of indoor plants, the few varieties what I have do grow well in my winter cold and my summer heat.

 

Calendars

Are you a paper or digital/mobile phone calendar person.

Do you have a fantastic memory and remember it all in your head?

For me it all goes in my mobile phone and each sunday I write up a weekly (whiteboard) calendar on the fridge.

My fridge calendar started many years ago when my boys started all their extra curricular activities and  school and later high school and their part time jobs and later Uni trips to the city so on and so forth.

Now my calendar gets written up mainly because of my changing from weekly work hours and when my boys and their family is coming visiting.

…. and because getting older I seem to forget events a little more often lol

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