We took a drive in our hired car, and headed out for a look-see. In my kitchen is some olive oil that I bought at the Yass Info Centre, which is staffed by lovely ladies. We also found a chocolatier in the depths of the countryside, where we had a most delicious iced chocolate. Worth a visit if you are ever near Murrumbateman.
|I love a robust oil, don't you?|
We drove past some black-faced sheep or were they goats? I have read that there is a type of sheep that looks like a goat, or it could be the other way round. I asked Mr P., who said they were sheep, and on probing further, he thought I was talking about the normal, white faced sheep that even I the agricultural virgin knew to be sheep!
|rich and chocolate-y and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts. Did I mention the fab chocolates we ate in one gulp?|
In my kitchen is 5 minute strawberry icecream the Matt Preston way - light, fluffy and so good for you. Not a drop of egg yolks or cream in it. We invited our neighbour Princess Pia over to try it, and she sat there agog at such amazingness, and deliciousness. Then she ate 2 bowlsful, and why not? :=)
|just fruit, an egg white and a wee bit of sugar and lemon juice|
I bought this at the National Library of Australia shop. What a bargain! They have so many interesting books there that you just don't see in other shops. Mr P. had to restrain me from whipping out the credit card, and reminded me of baggage limits. This book was a hefty 1.6 kgs alone.
|I can hear his mellifluous voice as I read the lovely prose|
We spent our Saturday morning at a parade seeing our niece inducted into the RAAF, and the evening Last Post ceremony at the War Memorial left us in tears. It is a very emotional place. While there I bought a lovely poppy teacup and saucer. And yes of course coffee does taste better in it.
|"In Flanders fields the poppies blow" (poet John McCrae May 1915)|
This poem brings me to tears too. Well, it doesn't take much to be honest. My granddad was at Gallipoli and terribly wounded; he never really recovered. And hubby's great great-uncle was in the Light Horse and lost a leg. So, not in my kitchen but in my thoughts very much at the moment due to our lovely niece going into the military.
|Lieut. Mick Shanahan - 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment|
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