It certainly feels like I have been away. I have definitely been away from both this blog and Bridgetown. I hadn’t been here for ages.
As you know, I had been in Perth cleaning and gardening and packing. The house now looks so good it was very hard to sign the management authority – there were even a few tears. But I did it and now we are looking for tenants. Normally, that would be the easy part but Perth is a boom-bust town and, at the moment, it is going through a ‘bust’ so it is harder than usual to find tenants. Continue reading →
The whole point of today’s post is to implore all owners of a pressure cooker to use it to make risotto. I know it isn’t traditional but risotto cooked in a pressure cooker is both good and quick. I have a pressure cooker and the only thing I have ever cooked in it is risotto. That maybe a slight exaggeration but, most certainly, the only thing in the last one hundred years. Continue reading →
We are eating broccoli, snow peas, asparagus and avocados at the moment and lots of them. The other day, Maus even said that she was sick of avocados. Now that is a problem. We have two trees laden with the buggers. It is near the end of the season, though. Soon she will be spared. It will be tomatoes with this and cucumbers with that.
The broccoli situation, as I predicted, is serious. As with everything you grow, it came all at once. In one week, I picked seven broccoli heads. Luckily, I saw enough people to find homes for them all.
I was going through my emails the other day, deleting like mad. In this household, we get five of every email, we have two computers, an iPad, and two iPhones. That is a lot of deleting. To make matters worse, when we arrive at either Bridgetown or Perth, the in-box is chockers after not being open for up to two weeks. On the night of arrival, I delete like crazy and, again, on the night before departure. Sometimes, I get carried away and delete an important email or one I had saved to read – que sera, sera.
The other day, we had one of those rare days in WA when it rains all day. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called ‘One Perfect Day’. It was one of those days. I just love rainy days. You can’t go outside and work. All you can do is stay inside and play. Yippee! Well … I guess you could do housework but that would be silly.
Because we had all day, I thought we would make something a bit different for dinner. If we are busy outside, we usually have what we can whip up in the shortest time. Continue reading →
My mate, Steve, gave me this recipe. It is called Easy Orange Cake and it’s not called that for nothing. You won’t get an easier cake to make.
The recipe indicated the mixture could also be made into muffins. And since there is only Maus and me, I decided to go with muffins so I could freeze some, if necessary, but they are disappearing quickly so I don’t think there will be any to freeze.
All you have to do for this recipe is put the ingredients into a food processor. If you only have a small food processor, chop your orange in it and then put the orange and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand. If you don’t have a food processor, don’t worry, just chop the orange as finely as you can. Continue reading →
Sorry there haven’t been many posts of late. I haven’t been feeling like cooking for one reason or the other, the latest being, I have a bloody head cold. Waking up every morning with a headache is quite wearing. As a result of my lack of enthusiasm for cooking, we have been eating meat and three veg more often than not. Continue reading →
The perpetual question I find myself asking is, “What can we have for dinner that uses [Insert here: cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, beans, broccoli, corn, pumpkin or anything else I have grown in the vegie patch.] ?” Continue reading →