I am always astounded how quickly bananas seem to ripen. I swear only two days ago these were still green. I hate eating bananas that have that much brown on them, so into a cake (or something else) they go.
Our tiny little apples we rescued, fresh off the tree before the possums and birds get to them. So far this summer the birds and possum have eaten our strawberries, plums, apricots, cherries and other apples. We’ll have to be more careful next year and net everything like our neighbour does.
Since it’s summer here, I’ve done a taste of summer rather than winter. I love eating fresh mangoes in summer, so much so that we bought a whole box of them the other day.
Passionfruit from our garden which we have managed to not kill. I can’t wait until it’s ready to eat.
Well, it’s actually an after lunch snack to be more precise. I had left over roast for lunch, which wasn’t really so photogenic. Lately I’ve been really enjoying summer fruits and dairy. I don’t think I’ve really had any cravings apart from carbs (mostly pasta and noodles) and maybe cheese and also wanting to eat all the forbidden foods (I would kill for some sushi and salmon sashimi). However, I’ve also been trying to eat more healthily. Fruit is probably the best of both worlds, something that I want to eat, can stomach, and also healthy-ish (apart from all the sugar). Still better than eating processed junk.
Filler today because I’m tired! I’m really looking forward to having my own garden and growing my own fruit (and veg) instead of always admiring other people’s fruit trees.
It’s always nice to have some (caffeine free) tea after dinner in winter. At the moment we’re liking the Tetley fruit and herbal range. The husband like the ‘Calm’ blend (chamomile, lemon and liquorice root), and I’m quite liking the ‘Peachy’ tea (peach, orange, apple, liquorice root, rosehip, beetroot and ginger root).
The husband left another orange as a follow up to yesterday’s effort. I think it’s kinda cute.
I had the day off and woke up to find an orange sitting in my mug. I think the husband is trying to get me to eat more oranges.
I really love figs, but I can’t believe how expensive and hard to find they are in the shops. The husband found some figs and decided to climb up a tree to ‘rescue’ some from the birds. They look a bit on the unripe side, but I’m sure with a few days they’ll be fine to eat.
The husband keeps wanting me to eat more oranges, so he went out and bought a whole lot for me. Oh well, at least they’re good for me, just sometimes annoying to cut up to eat.
I’m eating oranges again.
Back to eating oranges instead of grapefruit. I probably should have take a photo before eating it, but I forgot.
I usually eat oranges to get some Vitamin C, but the husband went out and got some grapefruit today. I’ve forgotten how bitter the aftertaste of grapefruit is. It’s not unpleasant, but I think I still prefer oranges.
It’s Chinese New Year’s Eve and it’s tradition for my dad’s side of the family to get together and eat until we can’t eat anymore… and then eat some more. I went over to the parents for lunch and to help make soup. My mum asks, “Are you good at cracking eggs?” I shrug, “I guess so…” Ok, here you go! 120 eggs cracked and whisked later and we were on our way to make delicious Hakka style soup.
I love getting together with my family and all my cousins, and I love stuffing myself until it hurts and then eating some more.
Have a happy new year of the snake! Brought to you by the amazing carving and fruit platter my very talented cousin made.
It was the Australia Day holiday today, so no work for me and my friends! To celebrate the Australian way, we had a BBQ and picnic in the park. It was a great day with good food and good company, and no ducks stole our food!
Mmm, caught me some passionfruit… from the supermarket.
Day 4 – Queenstown
We had an action packed day today, but I didn’t take many photos because I didn’t take my camera out as it wasn’t really appropriate. I actually enjoyed just taking things in instead of worrying about taking photos.
We started with going on the Canyon Swing, which was so scary and made even scarier by the guys running the show because they really enjoyed psyching us out! I did the pin drop, which is where you stand on the side with hands behind your back, look down and jump to the side with nothing to stop you from falling. The free fall was scary as, but once the rope took hold, it was actually quite cool swinging over the river.
Next we went on the Shotover Jet, and our driver was insane. I can’t believe he came so close to the rocks, and it was cold on the river, but so much fun.
The last thing we did for the day was to go white water rafting, which was so much fun. We had to get dressed up in so much gear; wetsuits, boots, jackets, life jacket, helmet, little booties, and my arms were so tired at times, but it was really fun. I didn’t even get flipped out of the boat or anything, which I was expecting because I’m such a klutz.
At the end of the day when we got back into town we were so hungry we got 2 ice creams each and at them by the lake while watching the incredibly tame ducks.
We couldn’t be bothered going back out for dinner so we treated ourselves to room service. We ate so much, but it was good and worth it. I love little luxuries when we’re on holiday.
It’s the middle of winter in Victoria and as far as I know strawberries aren’t in season, at least not this far south. So it was pleasantly surprising to see them on special at Safeway. I can only suspect they were imported from another state, but either way it was nice to have affordable berries in winter.
Some oranges for today’s photo, packed full of colour and vitamin c.