Harvesting constantly now. But starting to get one of these or just a couple of those. So most now get processed into sauces for pasta and slow cooker meals
We still are getting lots of tomatoes so their the basis for the sauces. In here is one zuccini, one finger eggplant beans and some okra my father gave me from his garden also red Spring onions and some little leeks. So everything is home grown
Here they are ready to go into the freezer. Love putting away food for the winter. Makes me feel very organised, frugal and connected to the women of the past who had no choice but to do this every year. Our grandmothers and great grandmothers were really amazing women to survived all they did.
And here is some silverbeet, I just lightly cook it in some water and once it's drained and cooled add a little olive oil salt and balsamic vinegar. Very yummy. Will be eating this for dinner tonight
How are you going with your garden?
We are getting more storms now so I won't have to water again which is always a bonus lol
We spent a good part of the day in the city yesterday. We wanted to make sure we got a park as it being Australia Day and the tennis we knew it was going to be packed.
We went into crown casino to have a look around. As neither one of us likes to gamble we just walked along looking at things.
This was the display at the main entrance. Chinese New Year is approaching and next year is the year of the monkey.
Here is the monkey. Looks a bit creepy I think lol
And here we are enjoying a fool drink at one of the many places along the Yarra river. We really do live in a beautiful city. But as I grew up here I just don't appreciate it as much as a tourist would I don't think.
So that was they huge day we had yesterday. Very tired today. But oh so worth it.
Last night I was at the engagement of these two young people. My nephew Alex and Crystal. They are high school sweethearts. And have grown up together. I wish them many happy years together. So today I was very tired and sore because of the late night
I only did the bare minimum. Hung out towels under the back Porsche as it was lightly raining when I hung them.
And spent most of the day working on my granny squares. As you can see they are not traditional. A little spin on the standard pattern. I hope they look good onced they are joined.
So it's been an easy day and I'm saving energy for Australia Day on Tuesday. But I'll tell you more about that latter
Today I'm doing another batch of sauce to freeze for use in the slow cooker when the weather turns cold
I gather whatever is ready in the garden so each batch is slightly different depending on what's grown
I use these to freeze my sauces. You get them at the cheap dollar stores and can be washed and reused. Also they stack in the fridge.
After prep of produce I cook them up. Not too long. Just so the tomatoes get juicy and the zucchini and beans just kinda blanch. And put in these containers seal and freeze. I have never had a bad batch. When winter is here. I take out meat and a container to defrost add to slow cooker with any additional ingredients I want and viola. Dinner is taken care of.
Best part is. It's full of the goodness of summer in every bite.
The rug in the loung was looking kinda sad. Vacuuming just wasn't enough
So outside on the sunny and hot day we went. Tools needed a clean area big enough to to work in, a bucket with soapy water. I just used my normal washing liquid from Aldi. A hose
And a broom. I found the back of the broom worked better then wet soap and scrub.
Also needed. Bear feet!
Then this next bit you need help. So I rang the workshop and whoever answers wins. This time it was Dale lol put onto clothes horse. A large one. And rinse. Then rinse and keep rinsing until it runs clear. I'll leave it out there until the sun goes down then move it under cover. It's going to be warm the next few days so it won't take long to dry.
Now to vacuums the house and clean the shower Never ending really. Oh well. It adds to my steps.
But first we went to Tahune air walk in the Tasmanian wilderness.
It was really high up. And they moved so if you don't like hights might not be your thing
But I got great shots of the Huon river which is really low. Tassie is in drought. And it's the driest I've ever seen it and I've been there three times now. It was always so green.
So after that lovely walk we headed back into Hobart and onto the airport where we had lunch and flew home.
Baby girl and hubby picked us up and now I'm home tired and happy.
So that was my birthday present from hubby. I had a ball. I hope you liked coming with us via cyber space.
So back to reality. The washing machine is going with the second load. Animals have all been feed and watered and hubby is outside doing the gardens. It's going to be hot the next few days. So stay cool everyone and stay safe lots of fires in both tassie and Victoria