Sunday, 15 January 2012

Wet season, wet season ... where fore art thou?

Well, it's mid January and where oh where is this damn wet season? Bring on the rain, I say. Mind you, we did have 28mm at our place last night.
Despite, or perhaps because of the heat, the garden is going nuts at the moment. Plenty of interesting things fruiting.
Here's a sample...

Limes. Apparently the tree has decided to go nuts this year. So what to do, what to do? One solution was lime cordial. Yum. Find the recipe I used here: Another solution is my famous lime and coconut cake. This is for the work people tomorrow. Provided they're good!

Lime cordial concoction. The recipe says to let the rind sit in the mixture at least overnight before straining, then allowing to sit for another 24 hours. Anyone who knows me, knows patience is not what I am known for!

A bit off track here, but I just wanted to say it is possible to use everything. We bought a hot chook for lunches the other week and while there wasn't much meat left on it once Mr TG&C was finished with it, boiled down with some veges, it's made a couple of lovely chicken and vege pies and chicken stock. If I can do it, anyone can!

Watermelon. From the garden. Yumbo. Got another 3 or 4 still in the vege patch getting themselves ready for consumption. Also picked a pineapple yesterday but it was only a baby and unfortunately didn't make it to photographic stage. Take my word for it that he was yummy too.

Capsicums. In pots. On the deck. Because a certain grey person keeps EATING them! This is the only way to keep them safe. Nuts.