Did you really think that I would post a recipe that did not have chocolate in it?
There is a lady called Meghan visiting Australia at the moment, with a nice man named Harry, I think they are from England. Anyway, when Harry and Meghan went to Dubbo, Meghan brought a banana bread cake with ginger to a morning tea. Apparently, its her favourite banana bread recipe. This one is mine.
You can use less choc chips, but I think you need at least a cup. The original recipe says 2 cups of chips, so that is what I choose to use.
Make sure you test them before cooking with them. If they are not right, then you have to open a new packet. So what do you do with the not-so-great choc chips, eat them of course.
How to make it:
I spent lots of time in September chasing dinosaurs, let me explain …
Geocaching Australia ran a dinosaur race as part of the Spring Caching Carnival. Everyone who wanted to play was invited to obtain a dinosaur, attach a logbook somehow, hide it and put a post on the website telling people were it was. Other people would then find it, move it somewhere else, then post on the page where they moved it to. There was a really smart part of the website which worked out how far they travelled; both each time they moved, and their total moves, plus how many times they moved. There was a ladder so you could see how well each dinosaur was doing.
I had two dinosaurs in the race.
We also found plenty of other people's dinosaurs. These photos are from my dinosaur adventures in September.
I'm more than a bit fond of chocolate brownies. I love the brownies Suzy brings home from the tuckshop at her school but when I found this recipe in a book at the library I just had to try it out. These are seriously good. Suzy and I made them this afternoon and took them down for afternoon tea with Grandma. They were still warm and gooey and very delicious.
If you want to read the recipe, click on the Read More button over here --->
Over summer I had great fun participating in the Geocaching Australia Summer Scavenger Series. Every week we were given a list of things we had to try and find. Sometimes they were geocaches or trigpoints, or things we just had to take photos of. You can read about the Summer Scavenger Series here. I had a new friend who came to visit, his name was Seeka. There were a lot of Seekas all around Australia, but this is my Seeka and me.
When we found things, and we had to find all sorts of things - some of my favourite things were a named bridge; a police station; a waterfall; a time capsule; a BBQ in a park; a political leader (lucky I met Anna Bligh, the former premier of Qld during the week); a stained glass window; a water bubbler; and a lot of other things, Suzy would take photos - sometimes just of me, sometimes with me and Seeka. She would then put it on my Facebook page, and my Instagram page. People were really impressed and liked my photos. There was a competition to see who had the best photos, the photos of me didn't win but I got a prize anyway. Its a special shiny coin called a 'pathtag'. I was so excited to get it in the mail today.
Here is a slideshow of some my favourite Summer Series photos.
My favourite muffins are made with bananas and chocolate chips. I like it when Peter uses the really ripe bananas he keeps in the freezer but its important to make sure you have plenty of choc chips. I recommend always eating a few choc chips from the packet before using them to make sure they are still good.
Well you've got to start somewhere.
Hello, my name is Samboo. I am a rescued bear. My friends Peter and Susan (aka Pete and Suzy) rescued me when I was left to get cold and wet in a geocache. I live with them now. You can read about my rescue and my early days with Pete and Suzy in the About section above. You can also meet some of my other friends and find out what this geocaching thing is all about.
I like going on adventures, and I really like it when they take photos of my adventures and share it on the inter-web. First Suzy was sharing my photos with her friends on Facebook, then I told her that maybe I needed a Facebook all of my own, so she made me one - Adventures of Samboo Bear. Then I noticed she was sharing some of her pretty landscape pictures on Instagram, so I told her that I wanted to be on that too. So she made me one of my own - @samboothebear
Now I think I need my own website, so after Suzy has spent many hours setting it up, here it is. I plan on sharing stories from my adventures and maybe a few recipes - did you know I like to cook? I am a very good cook, especially when its got chocolate in it.