Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bits and pieces...

Ooh, I have found my next project - as soon as I finish my knitted throw rug.  Isn't it a gorgeous, colourful rug?
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I made Beth's Lemon Meringue Pie...
I doubled the mixture as my pie plate was big but next time, I will make a small pie - its so rich and you shouldn't be eating that for days on end!
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While we were away, I found this lovely cake plate in an antique shop. Couldn't resist it!
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This set is a twin to one I have that belonged to my grandmother.  Another irresistible find!
My dreaded Tupperware cupboard got the better of me so I purged it of any containers that didnt have matching lids. Everything is matched and easy to find ...for the moment!!
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Fish and prawn curry for dinner on Saturday night...rather HOT!
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Sunday, I used my oblong banneton to make a couple of loaves of bread.
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They worked out a treat!
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This one was given away...
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A nice little roast pork dinner on Sunday night, huz even liked the roast parsnip!
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Monday night I tried Wendy's Rissole Casserole...
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Another dinner winner!
Look what my clever nursey girl can make! Aren't they cute?
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I am still working on my post about the cooking school we diid - so many pictures! Stay tuned!

 Cheers, Joolz xx
 
 

 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A few more wineries...

...and a lazy day. 
Thursday, we had a lazy morning before heading off around lunch time to try a few more wines ...

Dalwhinnie wines was first up...
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Beautiful blossoms...
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Next, Taltarni ...
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Such a lot of wines - too many to try!  We gave it a good go!
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Last stop, Sally's Paddock...
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More lovely platters to share...
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Then it was back on up the hill to our villa. I may have had a nanna nap!
I woke to sheep baaing...
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Barbecue lamb chops and sausages for dinner...
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Our little kitchen...
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Perfect! Then we settled in to watch our fave programs on SBS...
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Friday we head off for the big smoke - Melbourne! Saturday we are doing a French Odyssey cooking school class!
Cheers - Joolz xx

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

To the Pyrenees wine district...

On Tuesday, we left the Barossa Valley and made our way into Victoria ( via The Palmer Hills, Murray Bridge and Naracoorte which is only 100kms from home!).
We stopped at Dunkeld and stayed the night at the Royal Mail Hotel...
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A great view out of the window...
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A huge breakfast readied us for the day...
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Down more country roads...
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...down dirt roads...
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This is the Pyrenees wine district...
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We called in at Blue Pyrenees Estate...
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This was the magnificent platter that we had for lunch. 
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Heading down the road to our accommodation...
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Mount Avoca Eco-Luxe villas...
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(Web pic)
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Another room with a great view!
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(Web pic)
A simple salad...
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and a barbecue roasted chicken roll (from the local butcher)...
Big day, good night!
Cheers - Joolz xx












Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Artisans of Barossa...

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Kombucha pickle...
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Tea cured salmon...
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Pecorino and local smoked hock croquetas with aioli...
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Fig and stout braised empanadas with relish...
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Crispy fried chicken with harissa mayo...
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Lamb pide with yoghurt, fresh herbs and pomegranate molasses...
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Lovely lunch out with our friend, Mr Lynas!
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Tim even cooked us a risotto for dinner!
 
Cheers - Joolz xx

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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