Thursday, May 22, 2014

Autumn falls

I like this moment in the season.  It's still warm - 20C this morning - but the leaves have seriously started falling. It's getting to be time to hunker down..

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Potato and corn frittata

Grated potato (wrung out) with corn, three eggs and seasoning.  Bake until firm, cool a little, fry.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mandarins in season

It seems we like our mandarins.  I bought a couple of bags last night and they went. Today mandarins were on the shopping list with the addition "x [infinity]".
Fresh fruit in season is a great idea. Between my not willing to pay "out of season" prices and the kids' keen sense of quality it's all we seem to do.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Winter is coming, then I can clean this shit up

Winter is a cleansing time in the garden. In another few weeks all of those leaves will be on the ground. That's where labour in the garden has its greatest yield. Compost made, soils prepared, pruning done. I'm a lazy gardener.

Autumn serendipities

Tree dahlia and passionfruit marigold, passionfruit fruit set. Just as one thinks the garden is winding down there are thes pleasant surprises.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A carpet of parsley

An old parsley plant gone to seed.  Like this but bigger. I pulled it and laid it in this fallow bed a month or two ago. Now a carpet of seedlings and once setle down I'll have no weed problems.  Parsley Rocket and Kale. Cool.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Depression glass with a new life

Mum gave me this a year or so ago. She has a liking for heritage items. This "depression glass" was used for bread - small loaves - but who'd have thought it'd have a new life with rice crackers?