|apple caramel white chocolate tart|
We had friends to dinner and this is what I made for dessert. A layer of pastry, then caramel, then apple then a white chocolate cream topping. Yep tasty. You can find the recipe in the archives.
|pesto made with fresh herbs|
Our friends brought some herbs from their garden so I made pesto the next day, and popped it into the freezer. I just use whatever herbs and nuts I have around the place; this one has hazelnuts and walnuts, and mint, parsley and basil. Oh, and I think it has sage too, or maybe that was lemon verbena. But I forgot the garlic! That will go in when we eat it.
|thyme leaves ready for drying in the microwave|
They also gave us fresh thyme which I placed on kitchen paper and zapped in the microwave for a couple of minutes to dry. It lasts for ages in a glass jar.
Mr P. and I took a little trip up to Toowoomba last week where he was giving a talk. The next day we had a nice brunch, checked out the Gallery and new Library, and dropped by a deli that sells all sorts of goodies including Ritter chocolate from Germany. I have never seen cornflake chocolate before, and next time I must buy some of that white choc whole hazelnut stuff.
|got this in Toowoomba too|
While we were driving around the next morning, we came upon an Antiques store. I had to have a look of course. I found this gorgeous Marigold pattern serving bowl. It was a fantastic old shop full of interesting bits and bobs. I may have to go back soon. There was a plate in the same pattern...
|this is Delilah|
Yes she is sitting on my kitchen dresser, so technically in my kitchen. She is officially known as Daydreams, by the artist Denise Murray, but I call her Delilah. Such a beauteous creature, full of lovely curves and serenity. She is overseeing the shenanigans in my kitchen, with her powers for good.
Well, look at this. Ajvar is a roasted red capsicum relish, originating in Serbia. We haven't cracked it open yet so I am hoping it is delicious. It certainly sounds wonderful. Perhaps I had better make some myself if we really like it.
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