C is for Cooking

hey everyone, i’m back! after a long perod of thought, i come with post number 3:cooking

Cooking is a major part of my life. When i get home from school, i cook. not to help out my family, or because i have to, but because i want to.

I’ve contemplated a career as a chef, but the stress and hours aren’t suited to me, so im currently interested in a job exactly like Donna Hay, one of my major inspirations.

Whether or not you are familiar with cooking, you may know my favourite chefs or food personalities: Jamie Oliver, Donna Hay, Nigella Lawson, and George Calombaris. oh, and did i mention Donna Hay?!

Here’s my favourite recipe EVER. so quick and simple, plus really tasty!!

Chocolate Coconut Slice

Recipe from AWW, adapted by me.

Takes 45 minutes MAX.

125g butter, melted in a saucepan or the microwave

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1tsp vanilla essence

1 cup coconut

1/4 cup Self-Raising flour

1/3 cup plain flour

TO MAKE: mix everything together in a large bowl. Mix until all combined and you can’t see clumps of flour or sugar. spoon into a slice tin and spread over the tin. Bake in the oven at 160 degrees celsius for 20 minutes, or longer if you like it super crunchy! cut while warm, and store in an airtight container. If you wish to make icing, combine 1 cup icing sugar and 3-4tbs water until smooth, and add food colouring of your choice. Ice slice when cool, and then enjoy!

That’s All For Now,

Maddi 🙂

B is for Best-ever Books

Hey-hey!

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged, but here we go with post 2, my favourite books.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher: Recommended by John Marsden, this sad yet happy tale is that of a teenage girl abducted from an airport and taken to live in the Australian outback, with a man, a camel, and some wild wildlife.

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard: You may know of the TV show, which aired in Australia last year, and was based on these amazing books (eight in total) They follow Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna as they deal with the aftermath of their friend Alison. Alison knew secrets about the girls no-one else did, and the mysterious A is sending them notes about these very secrets. When Ali’s body is found, the girls band together to discover who A really is. 

The Clique by Lisi Harrison: This series follows 5 rich and popular tweens as they crush on boys, and flash their Visas for the latest Prada bag. These books are slightly OTT from my point of view, but still a great read. Lisi Harrison also wrote a spin-off series, Alphas. 

Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar: Follow the exploits of Serena and Blair, frenemies, and their Upper East Side buddies. You may have heard of the TV show starring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, and the books are even better.

The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty: This book is fantastic. It follows Bindy Mackenzie, a social outcast, as she tries to fit in with her FAD group, but turning them against her instead. Even though they don’t like her, surely they wouldn’t want to kill her….would they? And if not them, who would? She has perfect school scores and runs clubs and groups for those who need extra help, but someone has something against her……

That’s all for this post, but several more books may just crop up in future posts of mine.

Ciao, Maddi 🙂

A is for Averil

Just like Joe in Totally Joe, I’m starting my alphabiography with something about someone else. But Averil is my best friend, so she’s kinda like a part of me.

On the left is Av, hugging my other friend A-. Beneath them is M-, and behind them all is E-

On the left is Av, hugging my other friend A-. Beneath them is M-, and behind them all is E-

 

 

We met in grade 5, when she started at my school. I thought she was a freaky-deaky farmer girl, because I seem to remember her with a tye-dye headband and overalls, but apparently this is my imagination. The farmer-girl bit, however, came from her stating her hobby as lamb-marking (Google it). It was sometime after this we became friends, even though we were so different in many ways. For one, she lives and breathes dancing, whereas I’m perfectly happy in my front-row seat cheering her on. She also can’t stand watching movie after movie after movie, whereas I could watch movies all day.
Even with these differences, we still both love cooking, reading, and music, except she’s definitely more into her music than me.
So many words could describe her, but really, she’s just a down-to-earth, optimistic, dance loving person, and hopefully we will be friends for many years to come.
<3 Maddi.

Beginnings

Hello,

I’m Maddi, and this is my alphabiographical blog. That is, each post will be a word significant in my life, from A to Z. The idea comes from Totally Joe, by James Howe.

But anyways, here are some of my basic interests.

MUSIC: I love music, especially Art Vs. Science, Bliss N Eso, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lily Allen, and Hamish and Andy, even though technically they are radio hosts.

MOVIES: Easy A, St Trinians, Harry Potter, Tomorrow When the War Began, Twilight (cliche, I know!) and most other movies.

TV: Grey’s Anatomy, Packed to the Rafters, Glee and Gossip Girl.

Books: I Am Number Four, Beautiful Malice, Harry Potter, Twilight, Tomorrow When the War Began, Jaclyn Moriarty, Dan Brown, and Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars)

I also love France and French things, babushka dolls, shopping, Carl Barron, and chilling with my friends.

Bye For  Now,

Maddi.