Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What _is_ yummy pasta?

Did you ever cook a dish that made you just want to cry. I think I might just have done exactly that.

We call it yummy pasta but it really is just a white sauce with ham and it's perfect for after Christmas. So I fried the hammer chose to use fresh sage this time and strangely a jar of is a tablespoon of minced garlic from Woolies I let that all settle and then stayed in some semi dried tomatoes and anchovies. After that a can of Carnation milk light.

1/2 a cup of white wine before taking it off the heat and putting me Carnation milk in.

This is all looking pretty good. I think we had a win.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My parsley is a ladybird nursery

What I like about gardening is when attention to detail can bring fantastic results. I have noticed that when my Italian parsley goes to flower is create a very nice environment for ladybirds to breed. I'm quite sure that these are early stages of ladybirds before they become the alligator ladybirds that then go on to be the beautiful bug we know that eat aphids.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Why the silver service pepper grinder is bad service

As you can see I like pepper. And restaurants where the waiter comes around with a huge pepper grinder should be good. They promise so much but delivers so little.

On the one hand they will generally only sprinkle a tiny bit. If they were to sprinkle enough for me that would be great but if I was to ask them I would then be inviting and unweighted conversations about her how much I love pepper.

The same thing when I get jalapenos at Subway.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Recipes are often forced upon us

I went to my mum's house she died 2 years ago and did some gardening. My mum's ex neighbour mark just came back from fishing and felt like you wanted to give me a whole bunch of Squid heads and Squid bodies which is lovely.

Then I came home and had to do something with them and a fried octopus that I can chill sounds good to me

Friday, May 20, 2016

I can't pass on the clam

Here in the Central Coast of the US clearly Seafood is a good thing. I had a lovely clam chowder last night and tonight I was lured in by a place called The Oyster Loft.

A glass of California champagne which I didn't really like but then a half a dozen oysters with some beautiful sauces. So good I had a half-dozen more.

And it did bring home to me how lucky we are in South Australia because our oysters are huge and lovely tasting. But as with all things of America there was a multitude of choice and it was done well.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I like California Poppies

I've known about California poppies for 20 years from when I first saw them at my auntie's place.

I don't know if they are indigenous to this place or it's just a branding thing, but this trip has enamoured to them.

I can't buy the seeds for $2 a pack back in Adelaide and I think I will put some in; sprinkle some in.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Welcome autumn

Turning over from tomatoes to broccoli.

Newly trained chooks  turning over the compost heap

Last year's compost ready to be turned out to the garden over winter

Two baby chooks who aren't such babies anymore ready to go with the adults.

Autumn could be worse.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Simple and beautiful; Tomato and Basil

I'm so sorry I forgot. This is one of the nicest things I ever eat but they always come from my own garden.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Citrus gall wasp: You're only helping if you kill thrm

I've spoken about the gall wasp before. I said that it's important to cut them off your citrus and I hope I said that it was important to dispose of the galls.

Yep if you just cut them out leave them there (see the holes in the galls) they will take to flight and give you an even bigger problem next year.