Well you may have noticed that I have been a bit quiet lately… Here is what has been happening!

About 3 weeks ago I got two emails with in two days of each other, one saying “CONGRATULATIONS” you have been excepted into the next round of “The Great Australian Bake Off” and the other (from a friend) suggesting that I apply for this really great job (at a higher education institution similar to the work I use to do)

snickerdoodles

I made snickerdoodles and bacon cheese and sun-dried tomatoes scrolls… these babies got me through the first round!

I applied for the job, started practicing my baking skills and hoped for the best. The week before the bake off I got a call saying that they would like to interview me for the job. Monday job interview, Tuesday Wednesday, great Australian bake off.

I must say the interview went very well, but I did get the impression that they thought I was over qualified and maybe the job wouldn’t be challenging enough for me… and the great Australian bake off was a fantastic experience, much better and less stressful than Masterchef, I must say!

In the end I didn’t get the job, didn’t get through to the final of the cooking show to get on TV, but I learnt a few valuable things along the way.

Did you know that I’m a baker…. I know I am a good cook and I love cooking and I am definitely a foodie, but baking is so much fun, so I have decided to do more of that and have some lessons in decorating and that sort of thing as well as experiment with breads more. I also bought a book that has a recipe that is 6 pages long (2 of them are ingredients and it takes 3 days to make), so I am going to give it a go!

Apple and Custard Scrolls

These are so delicious!

I also discovered that I really don’t want to go back to teaching or working in education. I love my job as a Thermomix Consultant, it is amazing. I never thought I would ever do direct sales, let alone demonstrate a cooking appliance, but I really do believe in what this incredible machine can do and how it can honestly make your life better! I have the best team, group leader and branch manager and I am going to work my but off to Β grow my business so that I don’t need to do anything else, except my blog.

Thermomix

Not just Thermomix recipes, but delicious slow cooker recipes and coming up soon, my nana’s famous tomato relish recipe

The last revelation is that I really love my blog… I am going to work hard over the next couple of week to create some things that I have been thinking about for a while now. I’m not sure if you realise, it takes a lot of work to do a blog… not that I mind at all and it is always wonderful when you come on and leave comments, questions and suggestions for me. So this has what has been happening over the last couple of weeks. I should be back into the swing of things as of this Sunday with a wonderful afternoon treat that you will want to have a go at making πŸ™‚

Rosella Jam

Kicking it Old School… Rosella Jam, recipe coming soon!

Oh and in the middle of all that I cooked for 3 days over a weekend for 35 people at a camp at Natural Bridge, I wish I have time to take some photos as it was so beautiful, but I spend 18 hours a day in the kitchen, so not much time for anything else, as you can see,Β life has been a bit hectic!

Thanks so much for reading and sticking with me… If you have any suggestions or things that you would like to see on my blog, please pop in and leave me a message!

and remember to

ENJOY IRRESPONSIBLY!!!!

Liz xx

Thermomix

Here are the recipes of the photos I posted above

Snickerdoodles (Thermomix Method Included)

snickerdoodles

 

Apple and Custard Scrolls (Thermomix Method Included)

Apple and Custard Scrolls