Mmm - April? How did this happen, my friends? Aren't we still feeling those post-Christmas vibes :=)? March has flown by, with lots of cooking, reading, seeing friends, and repairs on the house. Autumn is ostensibly here, but we are still sweltering, and they say it won't cool down till May!
Woke up in the middle of the night to a thunderstorm, and had to jump up to close the windows. Just the southern windows, as storms come from that direction. I had someone laugh at me once for saying that about shutting certain windows. They seemed to think that rain only came straight down?!
We've had carpet pythons and possums running rampant (and don't forget the neighbourhood foxes who love (to eat) the local chooks). Our resident possum loves to throw herself across our roof, and run and stomp like a mad Sumo wrestler. I think she may have (had) a baby joey in her pouch. Did you know their gestation period is only 17 days? I bet many a human mum would love that idea :=)
|a scruffy brush-tailed possum hiding from the sun under our porch roof|
In My Kitchen:
|roasted capsicums from our neighbour Princess Pia|
The Princess roasted up some capsicums, and kindly gave us some. Perfect on all sorts of dishes. Thank you South America for originating them (and potatoes of course!)
|chicken tray bake dinner with green olives and potato, put together by moi|
|a gorgeous wooden spoon that I commissioned from a Sydney woodcarver|
She uses reclaimed and found wood to make her beautiful spoons. I wanted a particular size, so I got her to make this beauty. (Vintage Japanese bowls, Rainbow Bob (by our mate Chainsaw Newton) and Delilah by Denise Murray, a local artist, in the background.)
|a gorgeous tea mug by Rainforest Ceramics|
|sweet potato ready for roasting|
|lovely Japanese-style tureen (by Belly Fire Pottery) from the Design Market|
|a plethora of Japanese goodies from the local Japanese shop|
Oh my, those matcha choco mochi were the biz! Sooo delish. And so many interesting oddities - like the truffle and squid ink crisps! Japanese flavours are so interesting and different.
|artwork by Adam Tovell-Soundy|
My curveball is this 'fish', made with a corkscrew, bits of steel decking, and lots of glitter provided by the artist's daughter.
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