Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Delay in transmission...

Boy, this is frustrating...Blog Pro Touch says I’ve exceeded my photo limit so I can’t post pics until I resolve that. Waiting on an email to give me steps to take...

Cheers - Joolz xx

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ruby and Pearl on KI...


Head on over to 
to see our trip to Kangaroo Island...

Easter ... Pt 3

Easter Sunday...

...I got up early to catch this magnificent sunrise...
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I mixed up dough to make hot cross buns...
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Bri, enjoying her Easter chocolates...
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Kirby snapped Gus!
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The buns rose quite well.  It think they would have been better if I had kneaded them with a stand mixer...
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They turned out well...
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We had lunch at the Marion Bay Tavern where we were joined by Nate’s parents.  Delicious Oysters Kilpatrick on the left and Mexican on the right...shared with Gus.
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Super moist and fresh King George whiting...
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When we got back, we made our way down the cliff by way of a very narrow, steep path - which after getting back up later in the day - I would never attempt it again...it could so easily go wrong and turn deadly!
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Anyway, we fished for a couple of hours - caught this leather jacket! So excited!
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Michael caught this yellow fin whiting...
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...and Gus got a double header - two rock cod at once!
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For our last hurrah, Michael and Bri made a seafood paella.  It was so tasty and that squid is one he caught earlier that day!
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Just the right amount of heat and it had that nice crust on the bottom too! Yummo!
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A final Monday sunrise - time to pack up and head back to Adelaide.
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Oh, the traffic was horrendouse! It took us an hour to move 10 kms, this side of Port Wakefield...
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Bumper to bumper...
We finally got back in after 4pm - now we have repack and hook on Pearl, ready for out little trip to Kangaroo Island tomorrow!  Stay tuned!
Cheers - Joolz xx

Easter Pt 2

Easter Saturday...

We are very lucky with the weather with warm breezy days...
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I found a recipe for spiced fruit damper so I gave that a whirl...
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It turned out beautifully...glazed with apricot jam...
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After exploring the coast it was time to make some flatbreads to go with the lamb yiros Gus and Brianna were preparing for lunch.
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I used this recipe - you can go to the site and look up Greek flatbread...
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They turned out really well - I kept them covered and warm with a tea towel and they were lovely and pliable...
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It was beautiful sitting out in the sunshine...enjoying a wine with these wonderful kids!
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After lunch, Bri and Michael took me squidding off the Marion Bay jetty.  Lots of fun but nothing to take home!
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Michael showed Bri how to play chess...
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The sun set on another great day...

An unsuccessful attempt at getting a pic of the blue moon...
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All afternoon, Nate slow cooked a piece of pork belly...with perfect crackling...
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Kirby roasted veggies to perfection...and made parsnip puree too...
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Just a small serve for me...
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That’s lights out for Saturday...

Cheers - Joolz xx

(Backup) Brilliant Easter weekend...

We travelled to Yorke Peninsula to our accomodation at Yondah Beach House on Thursday...leaving later than planned...what’s new?
Yondah sits above the cliffs...
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The next morning - Good Friday... so calm and peaceful...
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Wall art...
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Kirby likes to accessorise...
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These are the breakfast bagels she made...filled with cream cheese, soft scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon and chives...
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...decadently topped with a bit of smoked salmon caviar...
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After that epic breakfast we went to the cliff top to see if we can get down onto the beach...
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Nate does a Y for Yondah!
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The steps leading down to this beach were just too dangerous to attempt...
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Back at the house, I busied myself making this fun Easter chocolate bark...
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It was delicious!
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Next up, prep for dinner...cook the blue swimmer crabs...
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That is a lot od crab!
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Nate cooked smoked ribs for lunch...Kirby did baked potato chunks, a rainbow slaw and Thai curry rice...
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Bri and Michael decided to try their hand at fishing from the rocks.  The track down is quite treacherous! 
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Back to dinner prep...I picked all the crab meat...
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Angus made the pasta dough then we started to fill and make ravioli...
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This is the second time we’ve used this ravioli tray and it was much easier this time around.  I wrote down what worked last time...
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I made a naughty cream, chilli cheese sauce and it was delicious! A triumph!
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I also made focaccia bread to serve with it.  Time for bed that was a big day!

Cheers - Joolz xx