Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Q & A

Over November, I received a lot of questions to posts that I never answered because I was a little busy panicking over having enough content to post for 30 days in a row.

But now, I thought I'd take a moment to answer some of your questions and also give you a chance to ask anything else that you'd like to know!

Stephanie asked, What does NaBloPoMo even mean?

 National Blog Posting Month - it was started several years ago and it is the blogging equivalent of Naitonal Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Jayne asked, do you have an ice cream maker or do you do it (wo)manually?

 I have an ice cream maker. But I used a modified (ie cheating) ice cream recipe.

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cream
1 tsp of vanilla
and then whatever flavouring you'd like! Blend in a blender and then pop into your ice cream maker.

Prixie wanted to know more about this pumpkin torte that I made and did I use pumpkin puree from a can or make the puree myself. 

I make the puree myself because I've never seen pumpkin puree in Australian super markets.

I based the recipe off of the Oh She Glows vegan pumpkin pie because I didn't have any eggs. But then I used normal milk, so it wasn't vegan at all. I used a spring form pan which was much bigger in diameter than a normal pie plate so the filling was quite thin. I also used ground hazelnuts mixed with a few tablespoons of melted butter, and two tablespoons of brown sugar for the crust (freeze for 30 minutes prior to pouring the filling in and baking it).

Someone via emailed asked how I "follow" blogs since I don't "follow" blogs.

I bookmark blogs that I fall in love with and other wise I generally just read people's blogs who comment on my blog. So if I haven't visited your blog lately and left a comment, that's probably why!

For me commenting is the heart and soul of blogging, I love that I get to write useless nothings here and then people are able to be apart of that. But I love MORE that I then get to read about others troubles and joys and share that with them. Unless I have absolutely NOTHING positive to say, I'll almost always leave a comment on someone's blog - and I always pay that back when someone does on mine (maybe not right away...but you know, but shortly!).

What size are your feet!?

I don't want to talk about it.

I'm kidding, they're size 5.5

And how do you make your own tortillas?

 I found this quite intimidating at first, but it turns out it's the easiest thing ever. Particularly if you're a big fan of corn tortillas and your Australian super market refuses to stock them with any regularity. Not that I'm holding a grudge or anything (actually, yes I am).

All you need is Masa Harina which is a type of corn flour and water. You make a dough roll it out and then using a cast iron pan with no oil but on a high heat you cook the tortillas for about 1-2 minutes on each side.

Do you have a list of all the cheeses you've tried in your quest to eat 100 cheeses?

I do in fact you can check it out, here.

Why is Colin Firth so hot?

If I only I knew the answer to this question. I think it has to do with a combination of factors: his eyes are pretty nice, his accent is quite lovely, his hair has a lovely flop to it, and the broad shoulders have certainly never turned anyone off.

So do you have any questions for me?


  1. Thanks for the ice cream recipe. I think I might get an icecream maker.

    I didn't know you could buy pumpkin puree in a can until I joined Pinterest, and for some reason I find the idea quite gross.

    I know pumpkin pie is a classice American dish, but I had no idea Americans were so obsessed with pumpkin until joining Pinterest. Now I know there is NOTHING than cannot be made with pumpkin puree. Or is this obsession only rife among Pinteresters?

  2. Thanks you!

    I went to that recipe you linked to, and I saw it calls for: "2 & 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)"

    So yes, another question: please tell me how you make pumpkin puree.

  3. Glad you answered the NaBloPoMo. Thanks, I first saw it on your blog. I didn't know about it either.

  4. Wow I didn't realize you had such tiny feet! Do you have problems buying shoes? I am a 6.5 and I always have problems with boots because when the foot part is that small then the boot shaft is too small to zip around my calves, which are pretty muscular. I also think the smaller sizes are more popular, or the stores don't get as many of them, because they are always sold out first!

  5. I would make my own tortillas, but Ammon is obsessed with the ones from the local panaderia, and I know for a fact that mine could never compete on that kind of level. But props to you for going to the trouble of making your own!

    Is it hard to find cute shoes in your size? Or is it easier because most people have bigger feet, so there's less demand for your size?

  6. my feet are also size 5 or 6! this comes in handy, as i can occasionally buy children's shoes and save $$$.

    i follow blogs with my rss reader. super, super convenient.

  7. I love cheese - why did I never think of doing a 100 cheese challenge? I'm going to have to steal your idea!

  8. This 100 cheese thing sounds interesting. I absolutely LOVE cheese. I want to try it.

    ALso, I wish my feet were tiny. I have HUGE feet and my mom's family (Filipinos with tiny feet!) ALWAYS made fun of me for it. Now my feet are a sore subject for me!

    Xo Lourdes

  9. Wow! You're feet are tiny! How tall are you lady? I want an ice cream maker!

  10. The ice cream recipe is something I MUST try :)

  11. Colin Firth is def a looker!!

    Great questions.

  12. I am so glad I read this post the whole way through.. to hear someone else wears a size 5.5 shoe makes me.. SO happy. I get teased consitently by my husband and friends about my feet being so tiny. But hey, they are always on sale and sometimes I can pay the cheaper price in kids sizes:)