Friday, November 14, 2014

The flu, hail storms and bread!

Well it's been a funny week. Firstly I came down with the nastiest bug, really knocked me off my feet. I've only just started feeling human again in the last day or so, but NO ENERGY whatsoever and not the greatest appetite either (unusually for me....). Anyhow, my hubby no doubt is pleased to have me back to almost normal - I don't make the best patient - let's just say 'miserable' is what I do best when ill!

Yesterday we had hail storms, sudden freezing showers straight out of the Antartic. Here's a photo of me holding a load of hail which had just fallen:

and this is what they looked like up against the ranchslider:

and (less impressively) outside on the deck:

The shower was preceded by this spectacular double rainbow:

So as you would imagine with this weather the temperatures at the moment are not very high, with the cold winds blowing. I felt the need to bake some bread for lunch:

This bread was made with using mainly white flour, with some spelt and rye added. I generally use my breadmaker machine to knead the dough. I then prove the dough in tins before baking in the oven. These 2 loaves came out nicely with good texture and taste. Went down very nicely with my homemade curried kumara soup for lunch.


Amy Franks said...

yes we had much the same weather this week too, didnt have as much hail though

BLD in MT said...

Fresh bread on a grey day is just the best. Quite the weather! I always find hail so interesting as well as freaky. I sure hope you get back to completely feeling your self again soon!

Charlotte Scott said...

Wow! We never got any hail, but we have had strong winds and some rain showers. Glad you're feeling better, my kids have had stomach bugs but they were over quick (thankfully).

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks Beth!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Charlotte, being over the East coast you luckily escaped the hail!

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

We've been having pretty similar weather in Christchurch too! Not good enough for late spring (and now summer) in my opinion! Thanks for your comment on my post about my flower mosaics. I use Photoshop but if you don't have that there is an online tool you can use:
Have fun creating mosaics :)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks Ruth, will check it out when I have time!