Sunday, December 5, 2010

29 years...

Barbs and I have been married for 29 years today, which says a great deal about my wife's stamina, courage and some people may say reflects poorly on her common sense.
I don't win lotteries , but I won that one.

Nothing much vastly exciting today - it's been windy and quite cool. The book maketh progress. We had grilled magpie-perch and squid (with soy,ginger, a little chili) and a pasta with fresh parsley, red onions, and clams, and a fresh salad from the garden (imported tomato. They won't get ripe!).

I've planted out a bunch more seedlings - peppers and tomatillos and basil. Not too sure what I'll do with the tomatillos.

17 comments:

  1. I love tomatillo diced in my soups and chili. I've just started experimenting with them in my own food. I have had them in salsa as well, but then I do live in Texas.
    The pepper beef and rice soup I made with them was tasty. I think I'll go get some tomorrow and make that for my week's food. . .

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  2. Congratulations to you and Barbs. What a wonderful achievement!

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  3. May you have many more wonderful years together.

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  4. oh yeah...Happy Anniversary to y'all too.

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  5. JP - I gather they are picked green? How do you know when to pick them?

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  6. Thank you all for the Anniversary wishes. I hope next year will be more suited to good party, to which, naturally, you are invited :-)

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  7. Congratulations to both of you (and well done Barbs for putting up with him for so long, hehe, just kidding you are both wonderful people).

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  8. Tomatillos are ripe when the husk starts to peel back; the husk should be a bit brown looking (not split by too much growth which is a problem if you over water). If you wait until they start to go yellow or orange they aren't very tasty.

    In Salsa Verde the tartness is usually complemented with cumin and some sort of hot pepper.

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  9. Congratulations!! You're a wonderful couple :-)
    Here's to the next 29 years *clinks glasses*
    love to you both xx

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  10. Congratulations for you both. Dave, you really did win the lottery :) Hope you both had a great day

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  11. Congratulations on the 29 years, where does the time go, I rememeber when...!
    Well don on the dream, Flinders looks fantastically challeging fressh fish, sea, sun,..etc
    All the best i will be watching, rgds Brett
    bit of a novice at this.

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  12. Congratulations to you both!

    I use tomatillos in salsas -- a bit of tomato, tomatillos, sweet onion, the rest depends on the state of the garden and ice box.

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