Well, that's not what this post is about. Though you may get to see a photo of the wee pup as she was definitely in the yard if not the kitchen. I thought I had very little to show for the past month, but as usual it turns out I was up to more than I first thought. So here we have:
In my kitchen:
|overnight bread once again|
Mr P. loves his bread so I made him some sundried tomato overnight bread again. Soooo easy even if I did burn the top a wee bit.
|oil from our recent Stanthorpe trip|
The olives were about to be harvested so this is obviously last year's crop. I can't wait till the new harvest of oils is available from the various growers around the country.
|now that's a whopper of a herby bagful|
I bought this at a Greek deli recently. I couldn't find it on the shelves so the owner asked the young helper to get it for me. I don't know what he said to him but the boy went leaping up the stairs grumbling away and came back with this almighty bush of oregano!
|another cute spotty dotty enamel jug|
I bought this cute jug in Tenterfield NSW on our recent trip to celebrate Mr P.'s birthday. I found it in an old-fashioned haberdashery store filled to the brim with wonderful stuff, like Aladdin's cave. I adore dots, my friends!
|local honey from down the road - literally!|
This is truly local honey from about 1 kilometre away. Friends of ours have neighbours with a hive, and we were lucky enough to be given a jar. So amazing when it is this fresh and untreated. Incredible that you can have your own honey in the 'burbs.
|no, don't go!|
This is Scout, red staffie extraordinaire. Only 10 weeks old but so smart already. And you can see the muscles under her puppy fat. She is going to be a big, strong girl.
|an octopus tumbler/tealight holder|
|and a seahorse one|
|flowers from Scout's family for puppy sitting|
|noooo, I didn't chew that rubber mat naah not me|
That is cobwebs all over her face. She went for a sniff around the place and found some old cobwebs to dress herself in.
|yerba mate tea cup made from a gourd|
This tea cup is from Peru, brought back by a friend who has just spent 2 months travelling in South America. It is carved from a gourd, with leather on the outside and has a metal base and straw. I think this one is decorative rather than practical.
|new olive oil!|
Speaking of latest harvest olive oil, this just came in the post today! Better hurry if you want some - only 2000 odd bottles left in stock according to the website.
|can you guess? yes macadamias|
Not far from our house is a nook of wild macadamias. The trees are full of nuts that are about to get ripe and fall off, so I will be checking regularly for the bounty. They can be made into milk, or whatever takes my fancy. Next month hopefully I will have a nice amount to show you.
Well, I had to end with another photo of Scout naturally. Here she is chewing on a stick in the sunshine. That tongue is just delightfully pink!
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