Friday, 31 July 2009

Brown paper

I got a bunch of daffodils, wrapped up in brown paper, when we went shopping this morning.
I put them just above my desk, and then had to smile when I saw that each flower had its own natural brown paper wrapping.

Home again

Driving home through Ballarat city on a day of soft winter rain and pale winter rainbows. There was a rainbow coming into the city and one across the road when I got home.

And then I curled up in a chair in the warm house with a treasure from today's foray into second hand bookshops in Melbourne.

I've lived in Ballarat five years now, and this is the first time I haven't felt a little sad to leave Melbourne and come home to Ballarat. Maybe I've finally settled in.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Winter Brekky

When you walk the dogs through the fog of a chilly winter morning you want a warm breakfast!

This is what Yin cooked for breakfast - savoury Chinese rice porridge with dried beancurd and peanuts and other goodies topped with fried croutonny Chinese 'doughnut' and sprinkled with a few drops of sesame, soy and shreds of spring onion.
Also a pan fried 'radish cake' - Chinese radish (Japanese daikon) mixed with dried shrimp and spring onions (and other goodies).
The stylish leaves are the last to fall from my vase of autumn branches, just decoration, not part of the meal.