Tuesday, February 28

Today I'm feeling so much better.  Your words of wisdom and kindness have brought me strength and comfort, I am so grateful to each and every one of you thank you so much. Each day is a new day and it's important to take each day as they come, focus on what is happening not on what might happen that's my motto.  I think it makes things more manageable and it keeps me smiling and staying positive.

After lots of talking yesterday which kept me pretty busy, today my focus was on keeping busy cooking in the kitchen.  I made a double batch of biscuits some for us and some to give to my Mum to keep her eating healthy and to help out just a little.

Apricot and Sultana Oat Cookies
1¼ cups plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup caster sugar
½ cup diced dried apricots
½ cup sultanas
150g butter, chopped
2 tablespoons golden syrup
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1. Preheat oven to 180℃/160℃ fan-forced.  Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, dried apricots and sultanas in a large bowl.  Combine butter, syrup, bicarbonate of soda and 1 tablespoon cold water in a small saucepan over low heat.  Cook, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until butter has melted.  Carefully add butter mixture to oat mixture.  Stir until well combined.
3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into 24 balls.  Place on prepared trays, 3cm apart, allowing room for spreading.  Flatten slightly.  Bake, one tray at a time, for 15-18 minutes or until golden and just firm to touch. ( I baked several at a time and it cooked fine in my oven)  Cool on trays for 5 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Serve.

Enjoy and thank you so much


  1. i do believe those cookies would make anyone feel better. glad your on the mend, x ashley

  2. Glad you had a happy day. The cookies look gorgeous, and so does that plate. Love the purple colours. Take care.

  3. I'm sorry to hear your news Catherine, I think your motto is a good one. Thinking of you & your family..x

    ..and those cookies look delicious! X

  4. Glad you are feeling a bit more positive. I love the idea of living one day at a time - but I am afraid that in practice I often live on long projections into the future:)

    I think I might have to make those biscuits tonight - thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I'm so sorry to read about your Dad Catherine! I'll be thinking of you xxx
    Those biscuits sure look yummy, thanks for the recipe too xxx
    Ps. I must apologise for not stopping by lately, my computer is out of order and I'm only jumping on infrequently at Mums.

  6. So sorry to hear this Catherine. Sending you and your family positive thoughts. rachel xox

  7. I good motto for you all I think xx Your biscuits sound yummy, must try them myself x

  8. These look so yum. Sorry to read of your sad news I really hope you'll continue to be able to find comfort each day x

  9. Your biscuits look so yum
    Thinking of you and hoping you are taking care of yourself.


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