It’s been a mixed bag weather wise here on the Sunshine Coast. We started the week with unusually (for this time of the year) high temperatures and had a heap of rain overnight on Friday and into Saturday – which we needed – so out came the track-pants again. Anyways, it made for some cool cloud action on our way to the Farmer’s Markets on Saturday morning, so no complaints here.
Okay, to the things that made me smile last week.
Speaking of clouds…
Okay, I wouldn’t normally share my texts, but this exchange with my daughter had me laughing.
As an aside, the gecko was still in the sink when I got home, he was larger than normal and he’s now (hopefully still) outside.
I saw this quote in Jenny Coglan’s “The Bookshop On The Shore” and absolutely loved it. It comes from an illustrated book “Over The Rooftops, Under The Moon” by JonArno Lawson. Its apparently a lyrical story about connection and community lost and found and I think that I’d like to read it.
In the meantime, there’s this quote:
I’m a little late to this one, but man, it’s good. It’s also the perfect length for my after work walks.
The episode with Olivia Colman had me giggling out loud – which, of course, earned me some funny looks from other walkers.
I’m not a netball fan – far from it – and think I must be the only Australia woman of my age who never played the game as a child. The Sunshine Coast, however, is netball mad and has been playing host to what was billed as the Woodstock of Netball – minus the flowers and tie-dye (although I’m sure I saw some of that). Four days of outdoor netball – sun, sand, and friendly over 18s competition. Netballers of all ages, sizes, and costumes on Mooloolaba Beach. I know, the mind boggles.
While we didn’t hang around for any games – as I said, I’m not a fan – we were down there attempting to walk so got caught up in it all.
Saturday Kitchen – Scottish
Och aye, the theme for this week’s Saturday kitchen was Scottish – a cuisine very close to my husband’s Scottish-born heart. On the menu was:
Home-made oatcakes with local tomatoes and goat’s cheese from the markets and basil from my garden. It was my first attempt at oatcakes and won’t be my last. I had some with raspberry jam on Sunday morning for breakfast and they took me straight back to cold, grey mornings in Doune in the Trossachs.
Oven-Roasted salmon with a lemony, buttery linguine and parsley. The parsley was also from my garden and the lemon butter sauce is done in the oven with the salmon so the lemon zest goes all zingy.
Drambuie creams with orangey-raspberry sauce. I was well chuffed with the wobble on these babies.
I’ll post a couple of the recipes during the week on BKD – the Brookford Kitchen Diaries site.
As an aside, I posted the recipe for last week’s cardamom shortbread over there.
Okay, that was my week… how was yours?