Thursday, July 12, 2012
Mary was on a mission tonight, more and more complex dances... and the floundering would have been good. I guess I shouldn't have gone dancing. Ah well. It keeps our instructress happy. I made a goat curry - which makes the first time I have knowingly eaten goat. It wasn't half bad, actually, not anything like the chew I anticipated. We had old-fashioned chocolate sponge pudding and the nuts I have been so painstakingly keeping vac-packed and frozen are stale. Moral - check before you preserve, if not before you buy. For us these things are small luxuries that were bought cheap in relative bulk and add a bit of extra variety to food, and maybe a few bits missed in our living-off-the-land nutrition. I am battling a bit for veg at the moment, as we're down to the pumpkin, last few beets, carrots, spring onions, and the only thing that's flourishing is the broccolli - and there isn't that much of it. The peas are producing a last gasp, and the sliverbeet isn't yet growing enough. Ah well, we still have some tomatoes and capisicums which is a miracle, but we'll be down to canned and frozen stuff soon.