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First clues...

I thought some of you might be curious to see what were some of the first clues revealed in the fortune cookies.


So here you go...


Any ideas on what the surprise might be yet??? *cheeky grin*

Fortune cookie clues birthday pressie for hubs

Hubby's birthday is coming up soon in May. I've been planning something special leading up to the big day. After some contemplation, I came up with what I believe to be a romantic and definitely creative idea...

I can't tell you what the big finale on the actual day is because hubby reads this blog as well. But I decided to prepare some clues for hubby every day to build up the anticipation up until his birthday.

At first I thought of putting the clues in little envelopes which he can open each day, but then I had a sudden epiphany...

FORTUNE COOKIES!!!

After doing a bit of research, I found out that they were not that difficult to make... just requires a bit of thought and preparation.

This is the recipe I used:



Ingredients
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water

Beat egg whit…

May we have lots of chillies to come!

Our chilli plant is fruiting!!!


Hope it continues to thrive well on hubby's potent worm tea and grow big and strong so I can have lots and lots and lotssssss of chillies!!!

So mum, you can breath a sigh of relief that our little green charges are still alive... and thriving!

I hope our little chilli plant grows up big and strong. Hubby's next task will be to transplant it to the garden bed. (Hmmm... is it safe to transplant a plant while it's fruiting though???)

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