Sunday, February 14, 2010

the week that was

A quickie – as this tennis-elbow-over-use-painful-arm kind of thing means I really should keep away from the computer for a while.

But while I’m here – a few things from the past week.

Cooking:
The muffins just keep getting better. I’ve found that 3 bananas are even better than two, ground macadamia nuts go well with chocolate and they can always take a bit more spice. Today I supplemented the last of the unbleached white flour with 50% buckwheat and they were perfect.

Eating lots of salads – a tin of legumes, another of tuna, lots of fresh greens, fennel, Tommy toes from the garden and olives, bought together with a mustardy vinaigrette.

Quiet weekend – perfect for an espresso and some journal writing.




Harvest:
Tomatoes continue doing their thing. Have slow roasted a big tray with some garlic, slipped off the skins and whizzed up the puree and frozen in batches for winter. On one of those hot, steamy summer nights no less.

Grapes have been smaller in number of bunches this year but taste wonderful. We stand under the vine and them straight into our mouths.




The Vietnamese mint is the happiest I’ve ever seen it. Very lush. Hopefully it won’t go the way of the peppermint that flourished last summer then died all of a sudden.



Mushroom identification anyone?



Found these little fungi lurking in the pot of rosemary today. Any ideas on what they are?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Johanna GGG said...

love those grapes - they look very bacchanalian - and at first glimpse I thought the mushroom was a bird bath so I am not really helpful with identification

6:53 pm  
Blogger Sunnybrae and all who sail in her said...

Possibly a russula but very hard from a photo.

7:57 pm  
Anonymous alel said...

love those grapes

12:30 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Sunnybrae - they've gone now so can't take a better picture. Small, yellow and concave top.

Alei - so did we. I picked the last few grapes to put on my oats this morning. They served us well over the last month or so.

12:40 pm  

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