So here is my contribution. No biscuits but an old recipe instead.
She has a link on that post in the sidebar for anyone who may wish to donate. I won't be donating to the cancer council this time as I reserve donations to there for fundraising by my family. That doesn't take long to add up as I give a generous donation equally to any family members who fund raise. There have been special raffles organised by my sister who raised over $20,000 for them. Relay for life has featured several times and with three sons, Movember features heavily. The world's greatest shave is another many of them do and my eldest grandson also had his head shaved.
Mum had Chronic Lymphocytic Lymphoma for some years before her death five years ago. She had treatment for it at first, but the treatment made her so ill that she discontinued it.
My sister was first diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 1997. It has returned several times and there was also a spot on one lung of the same type of cancer a couple of years ago. She's had several operations with side effects, has had two reconstructions and some really nasty illnesses because of the compromised immune system. Absolutely terrible eczema which lasted three years was just one of the side effects of the cancer. That was treated with the same drugs that transplant patients are given, but a a much increased dosage.
While down from Canberra, she went to morning tea there in the 1880s school. Later that week, she went to a quilting morning but didn't have the right supplies to sew, so was given the task of counting the money from the morning tea. The small hamlet she was living in had raised several
My pictures show some vintage handwork from my great grandmother. Both pieces have a couple of rust marks on, cunningly concealed by skilled placement of pot and cup. The cup is Mikasa, brought back from Sri Lanka by one DIL on one of her frequent visits there. It is put out by a Sri Lankan tea firm called Mlesna. It was accompanied by some genuine Orange Pekoe tea which was lovely. I don't like what is available at shops here, but this was lovely. I can see this being used a lot in winter with the lid to keep the tea hot.
Now for the recipe. This was made originally with Smalls dark chocolate. Nestlé have now taken this over and have added far too much sugar. Find something dark but not too sweet. I haven't made these for a while as they have condensed milk in them. Not the full can, and you can guess where the rest of the can would go.
The picture shows my red recipe book, source of many fvourites. My sister started this as a 21st birthday present and I added to it. All sons haave an updated copy of th favourites from here, bound at Officeworks with a strong cover.