Sunday, 30 July 2017

Chilli sauce

Chilli sauce.
A few days ago I invented some chilli sauce, it was an amalgamation of various recipes I found on the internet, it is quite strong so you could reduce the number of chillies. I'm not sure about the quantities so they are very approximate.

10-20 chilies, I used a variety called wildfire (from the garden center)
1/2 - 3/4 Cup white vinegar,
a whole lime, skin and all
1-2 t cumin
1-2 t coriander seed
a little bit of tomato
1-2 T ginger
9 cloves garlic
1-2 onion

cook until very soft then whiz in the food processor

Written by Bryony

random things

 I made haggis, apart from cleaning the stomach it was quite easy, you just chop everything up and mix it together and cook it.

 then it snowed

Renee's Snow Tower

Written by Bryony


a few weeks ago it was Renee's birthday

 she got a bag and a cat puppet
then the next week it was Dad's birthday

and then it was going to be Renee's party but there was a flood so half the guests couldn't come,  so the party was postponed until last saturday.
Mum and I set up in the church hall
 We thought there was too much food, but it was almost all eaten.

 Renee requested Jane Austen dancing
Written by Bryony

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sunday afternoon stroll

This afternoon we drove out to Tunnel Beach and walked down the hill.  There was no wind so even though the sun couldn't reach us it wasn't too cold. I've never been down there before, it's a bit of a hike and lots of tourists, but worth the effort.  Next time we'll plan a bit better and go at low tide

Andrew explored a small dead-end tunnel

We didn't realise where Andrew and Eva had taken off to until we saw them over there, looking for stones to throw off the cliff...

Eva still had energy to run when we got back to the car

Saturday, 22 April 2017

And then Larnach's Castle

After lunch at the Albatross Colony we headed back along the peninsula to Larnach's Castle.  Often, lately, that area of the peninsula has been in fog but today it was warm and clear.

We went for a wander through the gardens, which had a bit of an Alice in Wonderland theme

The South Seas garden was warm and sunny and had the best view.

Red Admiral on Astrantia

Eva had firm control of the map

Oh we're all just soooo exhausted!

We found the Red Queen's Throne, ideal for photos

the Lost Rock Garden
Quite a satisfactory adventure