Project 365 2014 – Day 89 – Fast

Day 30 - March Photo A Day - Fast

Day 30 – March Photo A Day – Fast

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.

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Project 365 2014 – Day 72 – Fresh

Day 13 - March Photo A Day - Fresh

Day 13 – March Photo A Day – Fresh

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.

Project 365 2014 – Day 1 – Lunch

Day 1 - January Photo A Day - Lunch

Day 1 – January Photo A Day – Lunch

Lunch.

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.

Project 365 2013 – Day 170

Tea For Two

Tea For Two

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).

Project 365 2013 – Day 88

Figs

Figs

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.

Project 365 2013 – Day 40

Preparation

Preparation

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.

Watermelon Snake

Watermelon Snake

 

Cake pops made by another cousin

Cake pops made by another cousin

I also made almond cookies

I also made almond cookies

Project 365 2012- Day 325 – NZ Day 4

Room Service

Day 325 – Room Service

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.

Project 365 2012 – Day 231

Wrong Season

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.