Sunday, January 29, 2012

the origin of lubely...and caramel popcorn...

THIS  IS  THE  ORIGIN  OF  little movie star. 

A few people have asked me what lubely means, as in my blog title - Something lubely everyday.

About 6 months ago, Marlise, ( my  little movie star ) came up with a new word, and the new word was LUBELY.  It soon became obvious that lubely was her version of LOVELY !!!

'Lubely mummy' was a favourite phrase for a long time, but sadly she doesn't say that anymore.  My 2nd favourite was when she was slurping on a super juicey mango, then she paused and said out loud "mmmmmmmmmmmm................lubely! "  And just a couple of days ago, we were watching the Australia Day fireworks, and she used 3 words to describe what she saw ...nice...pretty...and lubely !

So there you have it, the inspiration for my blog title was my little girl, and my intention is to find "something lubely  (in) everyday".

And the 'lubely something' that we had today was caramel popcorn !!  yummy!!  Here's the recipe we used.


4-5 cups of popped corn
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup nuts (any kind) (I used macadamia nuts)

In a large pot, combine sugar, golden syrup, butter, vanilla and salt. 
Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
Increase to a medium high heat and cook without stirring for 5 mins.
Stir in baking soda and remove from heat.
Add popcorn and nuts to sugar mixture and stir well to combine.
Spread onto a tray to cool.  (We were impatient so we put it in the fridge).

Dig in everyone !!!

This stuff is seriously good,  make sure you share some with your neighbours !!


  1. haha lubely! i wish i could hear her say that! :) and that caramel popcorn looks deliocious.. oh how i miss your cooking! haha :)