Friday, January 12, 2018

Busy week...

Ugh, we’re in for a sticky day’s hot and windy outside already and I think there’s rain coming.

I was given some rhubarb by a client so I shared half with a staff member and stewed the rest.  

It stewed up beautifully, a lovely bright red colour.  I sweetened it just a bit with sugar. I have frozen it to make apple and rhubarb crumble or pies later.

Corn on the cob was out for .99c a cob so I grabbed 4 to pop in the freezer.  Much better than corn which has been canned overseas. 

I have discovered these little cans of sparkling water which taste like sparkling water but have a hint of lime. Very refreshing!

This morning, I made a banana, frozen blueberry (I froze several punnets that I got for $1.99 on special - they’re normally $3-5/punnet), medjool date, organic cacao, skim milk smoothie. Delicious!

That has got to be good for you!

Ominous clouds heralding a windy, dusty, muggy, messy day.  There’ll be lots of sweeping to do later!  Our lawns are looking lush - it’s amazing what working pop up sprinklers will do!  We had several that were broken and the grass was dead in patches.  We paid for a guy to come and repair them and hey presto! Green grass!  If you stand there long enough, you can watch it growing!

I hope you are able to stay cool today, wherever you are.  I can’t wait for the weekend - to set up that Vegepod!  I have bought beetroot, strawberries,  green peas and lebanese cucumbers.  I realise the peas and cukes may take over but it’s all about learning what’s good and how long it takes from planting to harvest.  I will also sow carrot seeds...

Cheers - Joolz xx


  1. Enjoy your weekend, Joolz. It's going to be really hot here so I'm preparing for that today - making ice-blocks, going to the library to borrow books and a couple of dvds, running tank water to some more vulnerable plants etc. Monday is set to be cooler so looking forward to that! Meg:)

    1. I think it's clearing up for the weekend with low 20's but a bit more rain. Very muggy here at the moment.

  2. We have the opposite problem here, trying to stay warm. I love rhubarb, especially in a crumble xx

  3. Hey, we're supposed to have a day in the 20s here too...only Fahrenheit. :) SO windy today, and it brought low temps.

    That smoothie cup looks quite familiar to me. I've been making them every day. My primary goal for the year is to establish the breakfast habit. So far, so good. Even today, when I had to leave the house by 7 a.m. I have a post scheduled for Monday.

  4. Oh, my breakfast habit is too well established! I like nothing better than a big breakfast and could quite easily eat eggs and bacon several times a week. I'm trying to cut out the 2 slices of toast I have and I must admit, that smoothie filled me up nicely.


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