I know several of you have been making recipes from Annabel's, "The Free Range Cook, " book. Yesterday I made Lavosh from page 30. They turned out well. I will experiment with other flavours as I thought the sesame taste was fairly dominant. I was sad to hear from you Leanee ( but not totally surprised ) that Annabel doesn't do all the gardening herself. I aspire to be one of those who both grow it and cook it.
Most times when I come to the computer to blog or read blogs - if it is in the morning I will have with me one of my favourite things - a single shot long black that I make myself. It is my daily treat. I have 4 cups and saucers in this set; each depicts a city of the world. Sydney, London, Paris and New York. So far I have only visited Sydney, but hope by the middle of this year to also be able to tick London and Paris on that list. The planning is progressing and I thank those of you who have already answered questions for me. Any others of you who have a favourite place they would recommend I visit in UK, Paris or Singapore please feel free to comment - I'd love to hear from you. ( as I have only ever visited NSW in Australia and all parts of NZ I have a lot of the world yet to see - I guess it's never too late to start! )
Last evening we went to the Birthday party of the packhouse we send our Kiwifruit to, to be packed and cool stored. It was held ( as usual ) in the hangar at Classic Flyers, which always pleases R as planes are one of his favourite things.
The evening started with drinks and chat as people talked to those they knew for the first hour. We were then seated in 6 or 7 or 8s at tables with growers we didn't know so well. We had a really pleasant time. The meat was roast fillet beef ( succulently tender ) and spicy apricot chicken which was carved onto our plates. We then helped ourselves to new potatoes, salad and a very tasty pasta dish. That was followed by a piece of very rich cake if one wished. ( choice of 4 different )The only thing not nice was the instant coffee as someone had filled the urn with highly chlorinated water. Luckily the cold water was pleasant so I was able to intersperse that with a very pleasant red wine ( 0r 2 ). A friend and fellow grower came by and picked us up so we had a driver as well.( that's why I could have some wine ) It was a good time to catch up with many people I have known for a long time but hardly ever see. ( Well done MPAC. ) I love it when others cook me a tasty meal.
Every night lately we have had rain so my progress though the kiwifruit block 2B is going rather slowly. Quilting equals nil today ; having an outing instead.
The official earthquake death toll has reached 163 this morning...they are now working on the Recovery stage rather than the Rescue stage.