Never mind, it is the most glorious day outside with clear blue skies and lovely sunshine. And what about that wonderfully luminous blue moon the other night? You can well understand how primitive peoples would have worshipped that glowing goddess.
I was still getting belated birthday gifts in July - lucky me! Books galore and other treats. Mr P. and I took our usual pilgrimage to Stanthorpe, where it snowed just a bit further south, and we got hopelessly lost in the backblocks with a storm coming, no GPS or phone signal, and very little petrol. We managed to make it out alive, just!
|isn't she amazing? in her 90s and still going strong having forged a family dynasty of cooks|
|this is a delish relish from the QLD wine growing region near the NSW border|
|bought this at a market in Stanthorpe; Mr P. has decided this belongs to him!|
|I can't resist Nigel. Love his floppy hair and great recipes|
|a spurtle for my niece's birthday|
|soft nougat - just the way I like it|
|Mr P.'s fave jam from Stanthorpe|
|and cream liqueur for a friend, also from Stanthorpe|
|olive oil straight from the farm|
|local (Stanthorpe) fudge|
|Bush Buddha - gorgeous artwork from local artist Maggie Brockie|
|this is sooo good to cook with! Mr P. got it for me from Colorado, lovingly handmade|
|this looks interesting - can't wait to dive into it|
|and this is a funny one I bought for myself; the chicken pie recipe calls for 3 chooks!|
It was a great (if cold) month, full of treats and adventures. It is going to be 27C tomorrow so it feels like Spring is coming early. Join in with Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial, who keeps us all in check for In My Kitchen each month. Where bloggers from all over the world "meet" to show off the goodies and produce they have discovered and/or worked with recently. (I am also posting this as my weekly My Sunday Photo contribution with Bush Buddha being the star attraction). And a final note: Selma,one of our fellow IMK'ers passed away last month. All the best to her family at this sad time.