Greetings from a chilly Sunshine Coast – although I am aware that our idea of chilly and winter elsewhere is probably a tad different!
After a busy week, we took it easy over the weekend, although ducked into Maleny, a town in the hinterland yesterday for a wander and a winter sun picnic. We finally, after three years of looking, found the perfect picture for our living room – but more on that in a few weeks when it arrives.
Anyways, without further havering, lets get into the weekly five:
We had friends over for dinner last Saturday night and they brought these sunflowers with them – and I’ve been enjoying them all week.
2. These memes
These memes made me giggle during the week…
3. In the news
4. This community garden
I love the idea of community gardens, urban gardens and allotments so couldn’t resist checking out this one in Maleny yesterday. Sure, it’s not looking its best at the moment, but there’s wonder even in an overgrown garden.
5. In the kitchen
A productive week in the kitchen.
First up we tried this cauliflower and cashew curry. We had some leftover homemade jungle curry paste in the fridge so I used that instead of the red curry paste that Nigella’s recipe calls for, but it’s definitely one we’re adding to the meat free list.
I’m not sure if I’ve told you about Life’s Good curry pastes before – they’re a local company that produces amazing, authentic curry pastes, and they’re also regulars at our local farmer’s market. Using their Chang Mai paste I made these Chang Mai noodles.
Then there was this steak and guinness pie. I tend to avoid making pastry, but this one turned out brilliantly. So brilliantly that I blogged it – here.
Ireland was the destination for our Saturday Kitchen adventure. On the menu was stout bread with salmon pate, Dublin Coddle, and Baileys ice cream. I wrote all about it here.
Okay, that was my week – what were your highlights?