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Friday, August 24, 2007

the little things of the day to day

So the sleeplessness is back. Annoying annoying, annoying. My solution to it last night was (in hopeful preparation for moving in December) to rip through my cupboards and throw out any clothes that haven't been worn in a while. I have three industrial size garbage bags ready to go to the salvo's. How can one person hang on to so much 'stuff'?

Tonight's solution? Putting the finishing touches on the last (of 3 in 10 days) sermon that I'm preaching tomorrow at Tara (girls school) while watching 'The Office - Christmas Specials". And...

...I'm trying to fulfil a little promise for monday morning - and while researching I came across this image - looks good huh?

A bit random, but does anyone happen to have a recipe for a dark chocolate tart?

More than myself would appreciate it.

Finally, mark this date in your diaries now. October 6th. I'm hosting a fundraising trivia night and YOU are invited! The cause? To raise financial support for a certain female staffworker at UTS...


  • At 3:26 am, Anonymous jeanette said…

    hey jodes,

    thought id say hi. im having trouble sleeping tonight too. it Is annoying isnt it. it's 2:17am here. ive been watching seachange to pass the time away, listening to japanese tapes, and eating freshly roasted cereal. nothing helps though. i think it's all the coffee jellys that i ate today. my body isnt used to caffine.

    would love to help you with the tart recipe, but ive got nothing. i need a Diver Dan to teach me a thing or too about cooking. im hopeless.

    anyhow. hope credo mission is going well.


  • At 9:27 pm, Anonymous Alex said…

    Jessi and Louise have a recipe for the most amazing chocolate tart ever. It looks exactly like the photo you've posted (minus the artistic wave-things in the chocolate). I've had it three times and it just keeps getting better. By when do you need the recipe?

  • At 9:30 pm, Anonymous Alex said…

    Just to clarify: it is a dark chocolate tart recipe. Details, details.

  • At 8:17 pm, Blogger jodi said…

    the misses jeanette and alex - two of my fav d'arts girls all on the one page.... life is good. miss

    jeanette - stop with the caffeine (esp after three). mission is good - we're facing more opposition and persecution on campus than we ever have, so i'm taking that as something that the apostle paul tells us to rejoice in (more details on mission will come later for anyone else reading).

    aj - yep dark chocolate all the way. if you could get your hands on it that would be great! tell louise i'll be in her debt. and any time - i don't think i'll have enough energy to be baking this week with mission!

  • At 4:50 pm, Blogger Cathy said…

    Try the internet for recipes - here is one i found earlier...
    chocolate tart

    Search for recipes at

    Although maybe since it is monday afternoon the deadline has already passed?

  • At 4:15 pm, Blogger Mandy said…

    This one gets rave reviews and is gluten free too:
    Bitter chocolate tart with baileys
    Serves 12

    375ml single cream
    200g dark chocolate
    1/4 cup bailey’s liqueur

    75g rice flour
    200g ground almonds
    50g butter

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Make pastry by kneading together butter, flour and almonds. Form into a ball. Spread over the base of a glass baking dish and cover with baking paper and rice and blind bake pastry for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, remove baking paper and rice and return to oven for further 5 minutes, checking edges don’t burn.

    Boil cream over a medium heat. Add dark chocolate to cream and stir until melted through. Remove from heat and stir in bailey’s.

    Pour chocolate cream over pastry base and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

  • At 2:05 pm, Blogger Mandy said…

    Hi Jodi,

    Replying to your message - I think we met briefly at the Credo commencement service, but I don't think we've ever had a proper conversation. I studied at UTS 94-99 and still pray for the ministry there (it had a big impact on me).

    I often read, but don't comment much - just couldn't resist sharing the recipe.

    Go well with the velvet elvis - I only read the first chapter and got too annoyed with it I gave up.

  • At 4:17 pm, Blogger jodi said…

    if you could count the number of times i've throw that book across the room or yelled at it...


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