From my Valentine J
A lovely calendar from my new blogging friend
Getting back to basics in the kitchen.
A special request for Lemon cheesecake.
From the garden...
A weird looking cucumber
One huge sweet potato...almost three kilos! (6.6lbs)
And lots of smaller ones.
Pumpkins and rock melon...
And zucchini and beetroot...
In the heat yesterday I pickled the beetroot , then water bathed them for twenty minutes.
Twelve jars of deliciousness!
Kale, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot and rhubarb.
I cooked the rhubarb using this method;
1/3 cup sugar
juice of one orange
500gms of rhubarb cut into 4cm pieces
Place sugar and orange juice in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved, then bring to boil. Add the rhubarb and reduce the heat to low. Cook covered for 8-10 minutes until the rhubarb is soft but holds its shape. Cool in the pan.
I eat this with homemade Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of weet-bix.
I bought some plums on special and stewed them up...they were oh so nice.
Love the red colour J
On my needles...
Crocheted this teacosy using this pattern
I knitted this toilet roll holder using the boot topper pattern I have been making for my daughter. I just added a couple of rows of crochet loops to the top and threaded a chain stitch tie through them.
My girl is now in the UK! I am following her travels via Instagram J
I am looking after the not so happy noodle spoodle, my daughters very much loved baby. He is going to miss her while she is gone...
in the chook house
We have had visits from two rather large snakes this past week. And as everyone knows Australian snakes can be deadly!
Hubby nearly put his hand on one that was hiding in the nest boxes, so he decided it was time for a bit more light in the nesting area.
Sadly we lost one of our bantam girls to a snake bite. She was broody and sitting in one of the nests. We presume she may have pecked at the snake :(
A tiny gecko wandering around outside, he was so small...
It has been hot here...
It reached 46.9C (116.2F) a few days ago at 5.30pm!
A cool change is due later today, and it should be cooler all week. This will give me a chance to clear out the garden as most of the veggies are almost finished for the season.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend J