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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jacaranda Time

Here in Australia it is Jacaranda time, from around the end of September until the end of November the Jacaranda trees flower, they are the most beautiful tree, no leaves at this time of year just a mass of flowers.
 A street lined with Jacaranda trees magnificent.
A close up of the gorgeous flowers.

I absolutely love to see these trees flowering, they take many years from  planting before they flower but oh so worth the wait.

Have a great day Shirley :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Total Eclipse of the Sun

This morning here in Australia we have been lucky enough to witness a Total Eclipse of the Sun.  Although here in Brisbane hasn't been the best vantage point at the moment there is a dimmed light as the moon passes in front of the sun.  

Many people from all over the world have gathered at Palm Cove close to Cairns in far north Qld as this was the best place in the world to view this phenomenon.
This is a rare event and will not be seen again for many years.

Have a great day Shirley :) 

Friday, November 9, 2012

In My Kitchen

In my kitchen this month is a super active batch of Spelt Sourdough Starter.
 I made a delicious loaf yesterday using this starter.
I purchased Annabel Langbein's new book Simple Pleasures and made these Brownies with a secret ingredient that makes they beautiful and moist "dates"!
A new heavy Mortar and Pestle I purchased from a local kitchen shop that was on special.
A healthy mix of grass fed beef, vegies, kale cooking away in my Emile Henry Tajine.
Lastly a beautiful pottery dish that I purchased on a recent visit to the little town of Maleny tucked away in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into my kitchen for November.  Why not visit Celia at who gives us the inspiration for this series of posts, there you will find many others who give a glimpse into their kitchens every month.

Enjoy your weekend.

Shirley :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breakfast Oh Yum!

                A picture says a thousand words!  Breakfast Oh Yum!
Have a great day!
Shirley :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Everything Small

We had a delightful day out today at the Small Breeds Expo here in Brisbane.
Aimed at small acreages, I think my favourite was the cattle and miniature donkeys.

Have a great day Shirley :)