It is now cold enough to enjoy warm porridge for breakfast. YUM.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
We went on a little escape for a Vintage Car Rally on the last weekend of the April holidays. The leaves were beginning to change on many Poplars and the crispness of the air was welcomed by me. The garden of our accommodation at "The Dairy" in Bathurst, had sculptures in the garden. It was lovely to smell the fresh grass.
We enjoyed a day trip to Hill End. It was quite the picture to see Vintage cars enjoying the hilly little road. Hill End itself was quaint and filled with history. Our lunch venue was in the General Store, seated out the back in the field with old cushions, odd chairs and nice , soft grass. Can you see the table down the slope, in the field?
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I am so excited. I love Devonshire teas, but only good scones that don't taste of dishwashing detergent.
It was high time that I made my own and I did:
4 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 t salt
Mix dry then wet ingredients and pat into a flat dough onto a floured surface.
I put flour on my hands and on the mouth of the jar. Cut circles out with a jar. Gather the remaining dough and pat flat again, cut out as many as you can without handling the dough too much.
Bake in preheated oven at 220 degrees centigrade. Bake for 10mins and serve with clotted cream and jam.
Next time I will use a jar with a bigger mouth so that we have bigger scones!
This recipe came from a school newsletter.
Friday, April 9, 2010
I had many zucchinis left over, so made a sauce with zucchini, carrot, beans, tin tomato, garlic, some sugar, stock and corn flour. It was tasty and then the next night, mixed with pasta and some cheeses and baked. Quite good.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
A trip up the mountain to go and pick apples. On the way back down the mountains, we bought farm fresh tomatoes and sweet corn. Our dinner was a feast: apples we picked, cheese, tomatoes/garlic/basil/olive oil on toasted sourdough and corn. Apple pie too. The children loved it and would have drunk the juice of the tomatoes if there was any left!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
As we are going to church tonight for a Kids' service, we remembered the Passover Meal and the Last Supper last night.
Hard boiled eggs: Everything else in boiling water softens or disintegrates. Eggs do not. They become hard like the Israelites. Eggs are also new life.
Lamb: There has to be blood sacrificed to save their lives. (Old Testament; a perfect lamb, New Testament; Jesus).
Bitter herbs: Reminds the people that they were servants to slavery.
Celery: Hope and Spring.
Apple/nut/cinnamon mixture: in rememberance of the mortar used to build the cities for Pharoah.
Unleavened bread: To remind of the haste in which the people left Egypt.
Salt water: Reminds of the tears cried whilst in Egypt.