A blog of the Freer Family's adventures and misadventures emigrating to Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, and settling there.
:-) We're all another day older,Duck for dinner - yummy! It's been a while since I could afford duck. I got hooked on Peking Duck and now the prices are so high I've have to go cold duck. :-0
Hippy Bathday! (Another once a solar revolution event...)
Well, at least with you for a chef and all those lovely fresh ingredients, you are eating really well. I love your occasional photos of delicious stuff.One small silver lining of our current atrocious hot dry summer, is that my mother's old solar oven is working really well. 250°F with no trouble; if I would get the reflector fixed it might hit 300°. One-dish meals in an afternoon with no gas, electricity, or heating of the kitchen.She made it around 40 (!?40? is that possible?) years ago in the heady optimistic days when Earth Day was started, and we thought maybe we really could change the world. Spent a lot of time gathering dust in the garage, but she built it well, and it still does fine.Blogger wants me to type "duckagne" to prove I'm not a bot. Is that duck with champagne?
Many belated happy returns. I would have got it right if I'd had a computer, but it (and many other things) were nicked in Dublin on Saturday
Who me - I haven't bought a duck for ? five years, and quite possibly never will again (might raise them myself)as we don't buy meat. But this was a backyard raised gift.
RP - thank you :-)
Francis - Oh joy. My sympathies. Hmm. Wonder if this is a sign of the Dublin times or just bad luck? How did Ireland feel, on the inside.
Abigail -I made one with my son (a school project, out of scrap) , but it battled to boil water. I want a woodfired pizza oven. (we grow far more wood that we use. My daydream is to eventually charcoal to make terra preta)
Dave - the rest of Ireland was great. When I go back I won't be parking a car on the streets of Dublin though. And definitely not if its a rentacar with the name of the rentacar company prominently displayed on the back window...Still I'm pretty sure you'd have enjoyed the food we ate where we stayed on Saturday & Sunday in Longford, though I can also imagine mutterings about stuck up pretentious menus and the like.