Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Veggie Patch and Garden

Since the weather has (slowly) become warmer down here in Tassie we've been getting stuck into the garden.  We've spent the last few weekends weeding everywhere and planting new veggies in our veggie patch.  The grass has also gotten very brown and crunchy very quickly actually in the last couple of days it has gotten really bad.  It's a dry and hot day here today so the veggie garden will need an extra big soaking this afternoon.

Raspberries

Cape Gooseberry

Broccoli and Cabbage Mix

Radishes and Parsley

Tomatoes

Potatoes

Strawberries

Elderflower   
 I love having a veggie patch, I still want to add a few more things, this summer I'm really looking forward to making some elderflower and raspberry cordial and not to mention chocolate covered raspberries yummm!! It's also great for kids, Master E loves to help plant, look after, and harvest the veg and fruit, he even has his own little gardening set and watering can.

Do you keep a veggie patch? What are your fave veggies or fruit to grow?


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We Saw...Jimmy Giggle!!!

One weekend ago, Hobart held it's annual Christmas Pageant and we decided to go along and check it out.  It was the first time that we've been to this Christmas parade and I have to say it was pretty exciting!  Master E loved it and Miss M slept the whole time..  We even got to see Jimmy Giggle!!!  There was time after to get a photo with Jimmy Giggle but we were not waiting in the very very long queue, sorry Master E!

Here are some snap shots of the day :)












What fun Christmas outings or activities does your family attend over the festive season?

Today I'm finally (after being a bit slack) linking up with Jess and her new blog with IBOT :), btw congratulations Jess on your awesome new blog 'Essentially Jess'.


Meatless Monday and Meal Plan

O.k it's not Monday, but I've been sick (and so has the whole fam except for the baby..thank goodness!) and frankly I was too tired yesterday to post anything, so I'm sneakily catching up and posting it today!

Monday: Warm Pumpkin Salad
I changed this recipe to suit, I left out the proscuitto and coriander seeds and you can change the pecorino/parmesan for a vegetarian substitute or just add some sea salt.

Tuesday: Lamb Chops and Salad

Wednesday: Vegemite Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
Just changed the Marmite with Vegemite

Thursday: Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday: Chicken Noodle Soup

Saturday: Chinese

Sunday: Toasted Sandwiches

Baking: Chocolate Brownies

Linking up with Veggie Mama for Meatless Mondays


Have a great week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Meal Plan & Meatless Monday

Even though there is no 'Meal Plan Monday' link up today, I've decided to post my meal plan from last week anyway.  I've also decided to start doing 'Meatless Monday', I found out about 'Meatless Monday' through the very cool blog 'Veggie Mama'! Who also runs a link up for 'Meatless Mondays'.
Even though we don't eat a lot of meat, I would still like to dedicate a day where no meat in our family is consumed :)
You too can be involved with 'Meatless Monday' by signing up at 'Meatless Mondays Australia'.

Monday: Meatless Monday, Vegetable and Lentil Curry

Tuseday: Steak and Salad

Wednesday: Linguine, Lemon, Thyme and Mushrooms

Thursday: Salad Nicoise

Friday: Subway

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Sang Choy Bow

Baking: Cinnamon and Apple Muffins