A bit of action happening in our area at the moment. We were rudely awakened yesterday morning at around 7am with a rumble and jolt of the bed. An earthquake occurred nearby close to the town of Quorn where my two daughters live. Apparently the centre of it was very near my family's little hobby farm that I showed in a previous post. Everyone is okay, just a lot of noise and rattles. The Flinder's Ranges runs along a fault line. My eldest daughter has labelled it a 'Quornquake'. A short time later a second quake occurred on the Eyre Peninsula, so they have been called twin quakes.
Then last night the small town of Penola was hit with a mini tornado whipping through the main shopping district. I think this is down your way Joolz, hope all is okay.
Now on to other happenings....
The cyclamen I received on Mother's day is flowering beautifully.
Hubby was cooking chicken schnitzel the other day when the shape of this schnitzel caught his eye....
For you Jan
You noticed on the recipe sheet picture in my previous post, that there was a citrus sauce to have on pancakes, so here is the recipe. I haven't tried this yet but am hoping too soon.
In a recent post from Cluttercut recently she spoke of cast iron cookware.
I have been using mine for about two years and would highly recommend using these. The food cooked in cast iron pans has a very different flavour.
I have a large pan, shown here, with a handle that becomes very hot. Shown in Cluttercut's post were some little pot holders, so after some thinking I came up with an idea for a pot/handle holder for mine.
I grabbed one of my knitted dishcloths, as they are quite thick, sewed up one end and along the side and I had to tuck the end in a little, but hopefully this will do the job when handling this pan from now on. I am going to make a special little holder but in the mean time I will use this knitted one.
I am resting today, although not through my own choice but one that has been forced on me. On Thursday night I started to get a pain in my left leg where I have a dreaded varicose vein. The pain was preventing me from walking freely. Anyway it continued on the next day and Saturday until I thought I had better get it checked. Turns out I may have a blood clot forming or already there, so I am off to have an ultrasound of my leg tomorrow. I am wearing support stockings and resting with my feet off the ground as much as possible. I slept on the couch last night with my legs propped up higher than my heart, hoping that it helps. As soon as I stand the pain is back... I have been given some anti-inflammatory pills to ease the discomfort...Looks like I will be having surgery on my legs soon to try and 'fix' the problem. Don't you just love genetics?? lol
Hope the weather is nice where you are this Sunday.
15C here today, it is nice sunshine but very windy.