Sunday, September 9, 2012

Random stuff from the past week...

We had a quick trip to Adelaide to deliver some vehicles so we did a little shopping while we were there. A new chiminea - another place for Gus to light a fire!
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This is a picture of my new Chook House - I saw that someone called theirs 'Cluckingham Palace' and so I thought so shall I! It may be a while before we get the chooks as we are a little busy in the coming weeks/months but stay tuned! It is only a small house, suitable for 2-3 chooks - it looks bigger than it is.
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On our way home from Adelaide, we hit a kangaroo ... or rather, it hit us. It came out of nowhere and rammed into the back of our vehicle - lucky for us it was a Land Rover Defender! We didn't even have to time slow down when BANG! It dented the rear quarter panel and punched a hole in the wheel flare - Grrr!
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We bought fresh Coorong Mullet fillets for dinner on our way home - we call this the Roach Coach!
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Fresh plain orange juice coming right up!
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So good - no preservatives here, folks!
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It's creamy and very filling.
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Last Saturday I made vegetable soup - it's so easy - just roughly chop up whatever
veg you have ...
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Cover with water, add some stock powder or a cube or two, salt & pepper and there you have it. Whiz with a stick blender until smooth and enjoy!
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I also made bread rolls again ...
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First rise ...
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I made knot rolls this time but didn't let them rise enough after I formed them so they didn't puff up much ... I will leave them longer next time.
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Dinner Saturday night - Gus did Satay beef and a peanut chilli satay sauce... Very good!
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I knocked myself out and handled the dessert - strawberries and vanilla bean icecream! I know, it took a lot out of me!
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Breakfast on Sunday morning, scrambled eggs with worcestershire and tomato sauce...
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Reading up about keeping chooks in Down to Earth, Rhonda's book ...

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I got a request from my sister-in-law and nephew, would I pretty please make some more sausage rolls for them?? I said okay - I feel a bit redundant in the cooking department with both girls gone at the moment...
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What do you put in your sausage mince? I use:
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1 kg sausage mince
1 small potato, grated and squeezed of its moisture
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg
salt and pepper
good shake of mixed dried herbs
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These are Weekender Cookies with choc chips in them instead of sultanas.
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Golden and gooood!
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Cheers - Joolz

5 comments:

  1. what a lovely post...a bit of everything. Did you read Christine at Simple Living Essential's post on Chimineas? She's baked all sorts of goodies in hers as well as enjoying the heat
    xxx

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  2. Just reading that makes me hungry Joolz!

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  3. Thanks for the tip, Sue. I've added her blog to my list, it looks really nice.

    Joolz

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  4. I looked at the same chook pen on the internet as I can only have 2 or 3 chooks...so excited for you! All your food looks delicous as usual.

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  5. Gosh you have been busy! Love the look of all the food...

    x

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