|Maple roasted carrots with chickpea pilaf and greens|
Above is a meal that delighted me with its vibrant colours. I was pleased with the maple syrup roasted baby carrots but can't remember how I did it - probably just olive oil, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Served alongside leftover chickpea pilaf (made with purple carrots), steamed broccoli and pan fried asparagus. So simple. So delicious.
|Pumpkin, white bean, quinoa pie with a tofu topping|
|Sweet potato fritters with lentils and rice and fried leeks and spinach|
|Sweet potato galettes with Mexican bean stew and broccolini|
|Cranberry sauce ice cream|
|Chocolate pizza with berries and coconut cream|
|Home made merry go round|
|Our wilted plants after the heatwave|
- Our plants didn't fare too well with the heat. I moved the tomatoes and blueberry plants into the shadier part of the yard but moved them out again when it rained and then forgot to return them to the shade. Our few tomatoes are gone and what blueberries were left by the birds are now burnt to a crisp. It is a sad and sorry sight compared to this.
- Going to see the Angelina Ballerina musical at the air conditioned Arts Centre was a nice way to escape the heat. (If only the show was more entertaining and less stuck in gender stereotypes!)
- E spoke to someone whose family saw dead possums dropping out of the trees so the father was spraying water on any live possums he saw to help them cope with the heat.
- Dinner outside - vegies drizzled with this Caesar dressing - was bliss after the cool change broke.
- After the lethargy brought on by the heat, I was full of energy on Saturday with the cool change. Not only did I bake sourdough bread but I also thoroughly cleaned a section of the kitchen bench and the appliances that live there. It had seen a lot of action lately.
This is Part I of three catch up posts. Stay tuned for Part II on recipes and Part III on places to eat out.