The house is full of the smell of baking, the sun is shining, the last of the cicadas are singing away and I have two more days free from work to come. All I really need now is a cup of tea. So…here are six things this Saturday.
1 Autumn flowers
While I have got used to Christmas in summer, I still find it hard to get used to Easter in autumn as it is a feast about rebirth and spring. Anyway, we have some flowers in the backyard which almost seem spring like.
More Japanese anemones
Can someone tell me where I have put the Easter decorations? For some reason, the bag of wee chickens and cardboard eggs has disappeared. Goodness knows what safe place I put them in last year. I should really dye a couple for Easter, but brown eggs, which was all I could find today in the supermarket, are really hard to colour. Might give it a go anyway.
The smell of baking is coming from a lemon yoghurt cake I last made in September of last year. The recipe is from Unna Burch’s My Garden Kitchen, which is such a lovely book to look at as well as cook from. Check out her website The Forest Cantina and follow her on Instagram @the-forest-cantina for some wonderful food art.
Not food art but a tasty cake nevertheless
4 Fish curry
Still on food, tonight’s dinner will be a fish curry, using Nigel Slater’s recipe from Appetite. It’s one I go back to again and again as it is so simple. I’m going to use tarakihi for my fish tonight.
The weather looks as if it is going to remain good, so depending on how we feel, we might just drive over to Martinborough. I’ll be roasting a chicken for dinner whatever else we do.
6 A flag
So New Zealand is keeping its current flag. If you want to know more, I suggest this article from Radio New Zealand sums it all up.
PS – I just found the Easter decorations (the cup of tea must have helped) and have made some brown eggs a deeper shade of brown by boiling them with onion skins.