August…

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Before I get into August, check out this sunset. Not bad, hey? It was taken at an intersection on the way home. Yes, I was stationary at the time.

August began as August always does- with the annual “camping” trip to Eucumbene with my brother and his family. Ok, the term camping is used loosely- we sleep inside and there’s a flushing toilet and a DVD player for the kids, but it’s camping in that we cook outside and, well, it feels a little like camping.

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This year it snowed. Lots. And lots. Enough to keep the beer cold.

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And it was beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful, my self saucing pudding cooked in the camp oven (for non camping aficionados, that’s a cast iron pot that you pop in a hole beside a camp fire). Here’s how I made it.

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Cooking is a bit of a competition sport on these trips, so I did my research and ended up adapting a traditional style pork goulash. Mitch and I reckon we could write our own camping book- with a whole chapter on jaffles.

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My brother developed the damper dog- a delicious cross between a damper loaf and a hot dog. Trust me, it tastes better than it sounds. We’d have a whole chapter on damper dogs too.

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What else was I cooking?

These yummy little ricotta dumplings. Easy as.

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I also mucked about a bit with the waterlogue app…yeah, I know what they say about too much time…blah blah blah.

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To round off the month I took a ferry across to Cockatoo Island. It was probably the coldest, wettest Saturday in August…possibly all winter…but that just made the light so much better for photography.

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Anyways, I blogged it in September. Here’s the link.

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2 comments on “August…”
  1. Deborah says:

    A camping cookbook! Is there such a thing? Maybe there’s a market for one!

    1. Jo says:

      That’s what we reckon. The one’s of the market are very Ask The Leyland’s in style… 😉

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