An Australia Day Feast for 2!

We had a chilled Australia Day....relaxing and eating...mmm...

Pari and Starzy...the pair of them secretly hoping that if they hang around on patrol surely something tasty will come their way!

Aka totally unaware that he to should be guarding the webber.


Will this survive post australia day?

I had a chuckle when I saw these in Woolies they other...oh my....and its not my photo, we did not buy these!

Have a great long weekend.

To market to market....

We finally found a decent market....

Today's haul - a bag of star fruit and a ginger plant.


Path...what path?

The little miss insists on creating a track around the house....

Will the path develop around the obsticles?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Look how happy she looks....awwwwwww!


Baked Risotto with Bacon and Peas - YUM!

For Christmas I got a Donna Hay Cookbook. I am not usually a fan of such books as I see the ingredient list is a mile long, no thanks! However this particular book is called 'The Instant Cook'. That is I!

1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Rashers bacon, chopped
2 Zucchinis (they wanted leeks but I said no!)
2 tablespoons thyme leaves
2 cups aborio rice
5 cups chicken stock (I went 4 = 1L)
1 cup frozen peas
4 rashers bacon, extra
1/4 cup grated parmesan
sea salt and chopped perrer

Preheat the over to 200. Heat frying pan over high heat. Add the oil, bacon zucchini and thyme, cook for 5 mins. Spoon the mixture into a 10cup capacity oven proof dish. Add the rice, stick and stir! Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 mins. Add the peas, re-cover and cook for a further 10 mins. Place the extra bacon on a tray and cook in the oven for 8 mins or until crisp. Remove risotto from the oven, add the parmesan, salt and pepper and stir till the risotto has thickened. Crumble over the crispy bacon.

My first risotto...not a true risotto but we're getting there....


Oh Mango....

15 of these delicious giants for $10....it almost makes up for the wet season!


New additions

Over the christmas break we got some plants for inside...I think they look great! We also now have a giant blackboard in the kitchen...

Our auidence

The two LOUD little girls that live behind us were lucky enough to score a new cubby house for christmas. Aren't they cute wearing their matching pink t-shirts and sunglasses blowing bubbles over the fence? Pity they know how to throw stones to!

Flood Damage

Along with boggy grass this is the damage:


Welcome wet season and Happy New Year

Its been raining non stop since yesterday morning and the wind is crazy! It dies down and then wooooosh, out of now where its back!

This video was taken from our front door, I dont think it does it justice really...you can see one of the trees down in our front garden.

The dogs have bunkered down...awww...so cute!