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Alfresco Saturday – spring morning

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In typical Tassie fashion,
Winter wants to hang on
But spring is peeking through.
Windy, sunny and a little bit of rain.

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Food Friday

Just a quick one for this weeks Friday post. It’s been a busy food week for me. Last week hubby didn’t arrive home till late on Friday night, so no food review post could be done. With only 3 days home it was certainly more rushed than usual, but it was the best three days.
Monday evening we went out for dinner and then a movie with friends. While we do this, or are at least able to do this whenever we want, this couple still have a few young ones, so it was a real treat – adult conversation and no whinging/arguing from little people.
We went to the Soho for a pub meal which was up to its usual standard, beautiful. Our meals consisted of steaks, a salmon and the biggest beef schnitzel you’ve ever seen! Decided not to harass everyone with taking pictures of food.
The movie, Elysium, was not bad, not as good as we thought, but definitely not the worst.

I’ve done some baking this week, and will probably do more tomorrow, pizza bases as always and a spinach quiche for Sunday lunch. It’s Fathers Day here on Sunday and my boys will be having lunch with my parents and I will call in for afternoon tea on the way home from my market.

Last night, right when I should have been thinking about prepping dinner, I decided I would do some baking. Not a good idea. By the time dinner was ready there was no room to move in the kitchen and once all was finished, the sink was full, the stove covered and the bench looked like a bomb had hit. Before things got messy, I am usually a ‘clean’ cook….

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My new mixer is getting a good workout and I am loving it. It’s red, and awesome!

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I did end up with a yummy, but soft, rhubarb shortcake and some chocolate biscuits.

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Happy TGIF! The weekend is here and is promising to be beautiful and warm…. hitting a lovely 20+C for both days.
Welcome Spring!
Jennifer.

Fabulous Friday

It’s not quite a foodie Friday today – watch out next week though. Friday is an important day! – as we have been super busy doing everything and nothing. Why fabulous? We have friends coming round tomorrow, life is good, coffee always hot, and taking a daily walk (with hubby) or run (more like a jog really) has me feeling pretty good in all ways. Fabulous!

This week I have been busy getting things organised for my next market, creating and sewing. I’m waiting for some new pliers to arrive which will help me out no end, my display has moved up a notch with new business cards for display purposes and I’ve been in a making mood.

I did make a new dish, which went over down very well, and is super easy, which means keeping the neccessary ingredients wont be a problem at all.

Honey bbq roast pork.

This is the recipe I found: 2lbs pork ribs, 1-2 bottle honey bbq sauce, 1 cup brown suagr, 2 Tbspn maple syrup and this is what I did: 1.5kg (3lbs?) rolled roast pork, 1/2 bottle honey bbq marinade, 1 cup brown sugar, squirt of maple syrup and bbq sauce.

OMG. Divine. Melt in the mouth. Sweet and delicious. Even after thickening for gravy there was alot of sauce, but I like that.

The sunrise was gorgeous this morning and despite the battery dying on me mid capture, I did get a few nice shots. IMG_8946

And it seems Spring has come early. I know we’ve had a mild winter, but August is technically still a winter month. The blossom has arrived, and is looking pretty speccy.IMG_8958

Have a great day 🙂
Jennifer

I can feel it. It’s coming!

I can feel it.
Summer is fast approaching.
It’s not the beautiful sunny weather.
Or the light breeze.
It’s not the lawn’s first haircut since winter.
Or being able to sit outside and not freeze.
It’s not the cherry blossom on the trees, or the new flowers coming forth from the earth

It’s not just one of those.
It’s all of them, that combined bring that spring feeling of warmer days ahead.
Which means its also time to clean off the bbq and ready the outdoor setting for use.
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Although being spring the weather will be all over the place. Wet and windy one day. Sunny and bright the next so….
Get out and enjoy the sunshine while you can 🙂
Jennifer