Monday, 6 July 2009

Coconut Fudge Balls

Quick, yummy & quite healthy!

You will need;- packet of plain biscuits, cup of coconut, half a cup of cocoa or milo, half a cup of brown sugar, 1 tin of condensed milk, 500g bag pitted dates, half a bag (cupful) of pecans.
Or just use whatever ingredients (nuts-dried fruit-coconut) etc that you have in the cupboard.
You crumb the biscuits in a food processor or by placing in a bag and bashing with a rolling pin (think 'therapy')!. Put the crumbs in a large bowl with the coconut, cocoa/milo, sugar and condensed milk. Process or chop up the dates and pecans, and add to the bowl. Stir to combine. Press the mixture together with your hands. Form into balls and roll in extra coconut.

Working with Wood Show, Sydney

This was the show we intended going to last week but someone got the date wrong! Good news for me 'cause we ended up at the Stitches & Craft show instead. Even though I'm not a Woodworker (although I did work for the 'Australian Woodworking magazine for 6 years!) we all had a great day out and saw some really interesting stuff. Enjoy the pics.

This cute little cottage makes you want to take up carving!

This was an interesting display on Country Chairmaking - demonstrating the use of a handmade lathe. Beautiful chairs; an ordinary item that we take for granted becomes an art form when it's been handcrafted by a skilled craftsperson. Less is definately more...

Now for something really special. There was a fascinating bloke by the name of Ray Faull, who has created this miniature woodworking shed. He encouraged folks to pick up the tiny tools and even try them out - each one was an exact replica and actually worked! The attention to detail was incredible; and the entire project was an exact replica of his father's own woodworking shop. The following pics are all of Ray's masterpiece.
It was all you could do to stand and stare in awe...

The show is on every year at Moore Park (near Fox studio's) around mid-June.