Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zucchini and feta fritters with guacamole

I made these for lunch today for the first time and they were good. To make the fritters (enough for 2 people, about 8-9 fritters) just mix the following together:

2 eggs
about 3/4 cup flour
handful chopped coriander
3 spring onions, chopped
About 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
About 100g feta, crumbled
Sea salt and pepper
Lemon zest
A little milk to thin

Fry in oil (I use grapeseed) and a little butter until golden brown. Serve with a dollop of guacamole on the side, great recipe here. YUM!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Creating an outdoor room

We have a special little area at our place where we like to sit in the shade, look at the nice wetland/bush view and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. This is the place where we scattered Lawrence's ashes and planted a tree for him. We also did the same a few years back in remembrance of G's Nana.
The other day, after mowing the grass, G put up a couple of brushwood fences, one on either side of the picnic table, which now give a bit of shelter. It also frames the area nicely. Now we just need to add a few pieces of outdoor art.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

At last.... some photos of England

My parents' back garden after a heavy snow fall.

Oh the excitement of the first ever snow man!

Just about to go up on the London Eye.Big Ben and Houses of Parliament viewed from the London Eye.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yay we're home!

Actually have been since last Monday, but have just been too busy, tired or lazy to do any blogging! I have quite a few pics taken on our travels, I will post a few good ones asap.

The paddocks are very dry, there was next to no rain here for the duration of our holiday and it was very hot and sunny, and no doubt a bit windy too. This is the view from our place looking across to the neighbouring hills.

We lost a few pot plants as a result (sadly this included my lovely bay tree), and the Brandywine Pink tomato plants and eggplants shrivelled up in the garden. We did manage to get a few fruit off the tomatoes even though the plants had died off, not many but at least we got a little taste. I still have some small Roma tomato plants which might do OK if they get enough watering and feeding. There were no strawberries when we got back but since then it has rained and they've been watered and now we have fruit appearing again, hooray! We did freeze a few bagfuls prior to our trip, so have enjoyed strawberry coulis on home made ice cream for a treat. Also enjoying some nice new potatoes (Cliff Kidney) out of the garden. All the other spud plants are doing well. The sunflowers have also done well and there are quite a few big heads nearly ready to harvest for seeds, as well as some smaller ones still in flower.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Off home today

Well we are heading off home today, stopping en route in Hong Kong. Looking forward to getting away to some warmer climes, although it has been very pretty with all the snow.
Will post some photos of our trip when we get back.
Oh and Happy New Year!