As winter in Sydney oh so slowly relinquished its chilly grip I made the most of slow cooked food, the type we tend to eat only in the cooler months. And ticked off a few new-to-me ingredients I’ve wanted to try. Hence we’ve eaten slow braised ox-tail, lamb necks and a soupy-stew made with pearl barley.
Warming up wasn’t a problem… au contraire… when we sampled the G.O’s cousin’s home-grown & homemade chillies in the traditional manner of their Uncle Ernie.
Because life has been quiet otherwise, I’ve been enjoying Saturday morning expeditions to Eveleigh Famers Market, a chance to stretch my legs with a good walk and the reward of a nanna trolley load of fresh produce. I’m in love with fresh turmeric I add to scrambled eggs for breakfast and Australian blood limes which added to a glass of wine spritzer makes drinking it a summer cocktail experience. Both from Kiwi Down Under Farm at Bonville on the Coffs Coast, NSW.
Also because life has been quiet there’s been time to appreciate crystal rainbows in the kitchen on sunny Sunday mornings, and I’ve indulged in a little retail therapy; adding few -more- cook books to my collection, a retro rose thermos & rose tin, and a quirky skull sugar spoon for sweet tooth G.O. In return, to underline the point we’ll be traveling light when we embark on our caravanning adventures the G.O. bought us foldable spoon-fork-knife doohickeys.
In the last week of August the G.O. and I slipped away for a quick roadtrip to Taylors Arm via Tamworth to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and picked up a few souvenirs along the way.
Best of all, In My Kitchen at Taylors Arm was blogger Kate from talltalesfromchiconia and her hubby who visited us while on a trip down south.
Thanks to Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting In My Kitchen and the IMK community for foodie inspiration & the virtual company they provide. If you’d like to join in, link back to Celia’s blog.
“For great things do not done (sic) just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.”
Vincent van Gogh explains what it takes to achieve great things in a letter to his brother Theo (October 1882).