Monday, November 22, 2010

at my house...

The big boy has been sick with tonsillitis this week, so it was wonderful to see the sun shine this weekend.  He's back at school today, and I'm hoping it isn't too soon.  We managed to get out and enjoy it with a little gardening...
harvesting our delicious potatoes & digging up a few fat worms! We also pulled out some monster sized cauliflower, any good recipe ideas would be appreciated.  I love cauli just as it is, but there are so many & they are so big, I'm going to need to get a little more creative!  Last night was the perfect evening for dining alfresco, so hubby cooked up a gorgeous open souvlaki dinner which went down heavenly with some sparkling shiraz, how I love this time of year...
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20 comments:

  1. mmmm fresh vegies, nothing better! I tried a McCormick Packet Mix (god forbid!) Cauliflower and Potato Recipe Base the other week and it was gorgeous (and easy!). Have a great week x

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  2. I love cauliflower soup (had it for lunch every day last week). Really easy to make, cauli, chicken stock, garlic and a little cream. Yum!

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  3. I have no recipes to offer - sorry!
    But i do appreciate really good food, outside dining in this beautiful weather and sparkling shiraz! Sounds like bliss!
    Have a great week, Dee x

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  4. Thats what we had for dinner!!!
    Hope the big boy has a good day at school and isn't too tired this afternoon.
    Veg curry, soup, sandwiches for the kids.....just joking!

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  5. Apart from the tonsilitis it all sounds lovely.
    Eating stuff you grew and outside, is just the best.

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  6. I'm so jealous you have summer weather it's so cold up here, Your poor son thats just miserable. I love fresh vegies out of the garden, yummy!

    Whats it like having Christmas in Summer?

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  7. I'm sure Batman and his sidekick Superman were a great help in the garden!!! x

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  8. I hope your boy was ok today back at school . mY lot won't even look at cauliflower here , I like it though .

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  9. oh my, fresh veggies straight from your own backyard. I'm sure it is such a delightful moment to harvest. Have a great week!

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  10. Nothing better than eating alfresco. Charmaine

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  11. What a beautiful garden. I love cauliflower au gratin - yummy cheese and white sauce. It's also nice added to a curry.

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  12. At my house we are snuggling in by cosy fires and I'm about to try and make a tiny pinecone out of copper. Not sure it'll work but I'll give it a go...

    So lovely to hear of your spring doings over the other side of the world.

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  13. Jane Kennedy has a great way of using cauliflower instead of rice - just steam it and crumble it up and pop over the curry and yummo!! xxx

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  14. Ooh homegrown produce Mel....divine! I have a very tasty recipe that I've used quite a bit with cauliflower, celery and seeded mustard as individual little ramekin pies. If you're interested just email me.
    Your alfresco dining sounds divine also. Sigh....wish my husband could cook things like that! ;o) x

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  15. mashed cauliflower- just like mashed potatoes. mmmm. we've had tonsillitis in the home too- poor 13 week old Indigo! She cops whatever her brother has. xo m.

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  16. oh mel you make me long for the summer, or is it just the sparkling shiraz ? ,
    clinking my glass at yours , sorry i 've not been round i do come and visit often ,just never seem to have time for comments....hope your little boy is feeling better .elaine

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  17. it is definitely a lovely time of year. Nice weather but not too hot. Our garden is growing beautifully with the sunshine and the rain. Hope you enjoy all of your cauliflower. I can only think of cauliflower cheese and cauliflower soup.

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  18. Oh wow to be able to eat alfresco in November. Very jealous!

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  19. mmm I love fresh potatoes and so glad to hear your little boy is feeling better. Hugs, Catherine x

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