I am sure you will all be glad to hear, we have finally moved. I honestly can’t believe how much work was involved in downsizing. I thought I would never stop cleaning and gardening and putting things in boxes. Continue reading
Today called for something simple as I had delegated cooking dinner to Maus. I had three good reasons for this. I was making tomato sauce and bread rolls AND I have a tooth ache. Well, I think it is a tooth ache. The pain is radiating down the left side of my jaw so it is hard to blame one tooth in particular. The dentist reckons he has found some infection under a crown and prescribed huge amounts of antibiotics. I don’t like taking antibiotics but am too frightened not to in case I end up with a full blown abscess under the crown. Anyway, I was feeling sorry for myself and figured I had enough on my plate so dinner was Maus’ responsibility.
In my kitchen:
Was a kiwano. It is also called an African horned cucumber or melon.
Am I the only one who remembers eating these as a kid? We used to call them prickly cucumbers and I loved them. I have no idea where they came from but I presume Mum, or someone she knew, grew them. I believe they are easy to grow in a climate with hot dry summers. Perth would be ideal! Continue reading
Hello, everyone. I am back but I am not sure whether you can say I am back with a vengeance. Only time will tell. I have, at last, started doing a bit of cooking. Now it is time to start taking photos and get back into blogging. These photos were snapped on the run last night. Continue reading
It most certainly is déjà vu.
Francesca, from Almost Italian, commented on my previous post by saying that she made a similar chocolate slice but hers included Vita Brits (Weet-Bix). Francesca’s comment got me thinking. Was the slice I remembered from my childhood the recipe from my sister, Vickie, or was it the one to which Francesca was referring? We never ate Vita Brits or Weet-Bix for breakfast in our house but I do remember finding them in the pantry and eating them with butter and jam. Were they left over after Mum had made this slice?
This is a recipe you will recall from your childhood. Even if you have never made it, I am sure you would have sampled a piece along your way. It is certainly familiar to me. Continue reading
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