Featuring photos this week by Gilbert Roe.
Back to work today, a great day, not too much culture shock, and an opportunity to give the office a good clean and tidy in preparation for a great and abundant year. I managed to pop home for lunch and pick up some fruits and veg for juicing. Stone fruit at the moment are at their prime, and at lunch I was in White Peach Heaven.
I picked up my mail, stacked up from 3 weeks of holidays, and received a late pressie – 10 Chinese Tea Flower Balls, those ones that open and blossom in your cup. So gorgeous and very very appreciated.
Adelaide is readying itself for the Tour Down Under beginning tomorrow. Roads are closed, traffic diverted and shopping done in other locations. Tomorrow – Prospect to the Clare Valley, what a great route. Such a gorgeous road to Clare, slightly undulating and curvaceous. I love that road.
The Weather is HOT hot HOT
It reached 38C today, warm and wonderful and just perfect for an evening swim. Littered with drink bottles, watermelon skins and a surfeit of Greek and Italian boy-men, it was nevertheless astonishingly perfect for a dip, a splash, a kick around in the water which was as warm as a baby’s bath. Stressed energies washed away, leaving a jelly like lump of human with a huge smile on her face. Tomorrow is hotter — there may be a repeat performance.
In The Kitchen, Rockmelon and some Kitchadi Fritter-Patties
I found whole rockmelon for $2 today. $2!!!! Rockmelon frappe with Rose Syrup will be a late night treat tonight. At lunch, it went into a mixed fruit and veg juice on ice.
On the way back from the beach, hungry from sun, sea and sand, I was thinking of using the left over red rice kitchadi to make Kitchadi Patties with a Parmesan Crust. But it wouldn’t hold together to form patties. So I made a besan flour batter, grated some parmesan and mixed it in, then mixed in the left over Kitchadi. I put large tablespoons of the mixture into a pan and left them to sizzle.
They made great fritter-patties, crispy on the outside with rice goodness yummy in the middle. Next time I might add a can of creamed corn (left over from the Family Visit – it is the fav food of one of the Little Ones) and some finely chopped herbs. With a salad its a great meal.