|another retro cookbook from my niece at Xmas|
These old-timey-wimey (Dr. Who anyone?) cookbooks are the bomb! Full of great hints, and lots of handy info plus great retro recipes. Love 'em!
|further proof of my addiction to smoked salt :=)|
I love love love smoked salt! It makes me think of bonfires and cold, sharp Winter days, and childhood. I grew up in some darn cold mountains, unlike my present life in sunny, humid Queensland. So it's nice to be reminded of them. And this company is based in the Northern Rivers area of NSW - my fave place!
|local Scenic Rim olive oi; and mugs from our mate Brooke|
Mr P. and I headed to the Scenic Rim recently for a country drive and stopped to have a cool drink at Poppi's. They had some local olive oil on the shelves, which I had to buy. Very grassy and spicy; quite delicious. We also visited our mate Brooke at the Red Door Studio last month, and grabbed another couple of her lovely mugs. These are from the Ocean Shores range.
|a gift from our Tassie mate|
Our mate The Piano Teacher gave us this wee gift on her recent trip up from the depths of Tasmania. Thanks Miss TPT!
|and thanks to our mates Lord N and Lady J for these|
Lord N and Lady J came by with gifts in hand. A huge bunch of fresh herbs from their garden (sorry, forgot the photo), and these: a huge bag of cinnamon and these lovely pieces of cinnamon or maybe cassia? bark. Looks like they are straight off the tree:=) And I mean that in a good way.
|gorgeous visiting niece with sweet Josie|
The niece came along one night for dinner (almost in our kitchen), bringing the sweet Josie with her. Josie adored hubby on sight and was desperate to reach him. Naughty gal jumped onto the table to get to his lap. (the dog not the niece).
|food? food? what about me?|
And last but not least, we have a magpie outside the kitchen. Mr/s. Magpie comes along each afternoon begging for food. S/he likes fresh meat, as do all the other birds around the place. Even the ones I thought only ate seeds. S/he does a little song as payment.
Join in with Liz from Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things in the monthly wander through some global kitchens. You will always find something new and interesting, I promise.