We’re back in Australia – and this time, for good.
Mr. F and I arrived in Brisbane a week and a half ago and we are lucky enough to be graciously housed in Kenmore Hills. We have to work out a few kinks (i.e. jobs) before making the big move to Sydney.
While in Brisbane, I have been keeping myself busy with some kitchen projects. Last week I learned to preserve – which is easier than I would have thought. Sterilize the jars, stew up something delicious and tighten the lid while warm. Presto. The recipes I’ve used are from the book A Year in a Bottle by Sally Wise. Minus a capsicum sauce that went terribly wrong last Thursday, it’s been a success.
The Moroccan-spiced tomato chilli relish I started with is fantastic. I’ve eaten it on sandwiches, crackers, omelettes and even with some grilled white fish. I’d like to mix it up and try out a few things that aren’t in the book – like pestos and tempanades. But there’s only so much preserving a girl can do over a few rainy days.
Other accomplishments have included: fashioning some fluffy, crunchy-crusted dinner rolls — picking out some more veggie additions for Trish’s garden — getting my new kicks out for some beautiful morning runs in Creekside Park
I am loving the “winter” weather – it’s just my speed!