And Then There’s This – Day 9 NaBloPoMo 2015

Further to yesterday’s post about the advertisement that labelled people who grow their own food as freaks, thank you so much for all your private (and universally positive) responses on social media. It means a tremendous amount to know that people are actually reading what I’m writing – as anyone who’s got a blog will know! I think where and how we source our food is an increasingly important issue – and obviously you folks do too.

I went to Oak Tasmania to play music today and as always, got there early to have lunch with my friends. And this is what I took…….

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Freak Feast

In my lunchbox were two chopped hard boiled eggs, some torn English spinach and wild rocket, shredded baby kale, home grown alfalfa sprouts and a few fresh strawberries, all picked this morning. The only thing I didn’t grow was a half an avocado I cubed and tossed through it. A few drops of sesame oil and a sprinkle of rice wine vinegar made a lunch fit for any gardening freak 😉

And I have to share this with you all. I have the best neighbours ever! Yesterday Karen asked if I had a large square cake tin she could borrow for her daughter Georgia, who at 11 is getting very interested in baking. I found my old big tin at the back of the cupboard and apologised for it being so dusty – I don’t bake much now my son’s living independently.

Last night Karen knocked on the door to return the pan (cleaner than when I gave it to her!) and a plate with two huge slabs of fruit cake on it. Apparently, Georgia’s was given a recipe for fruit cake made with ginger ale and it’s a total winner, full of fruit, moist and not too sweet. I’ll have to see if she’s willing to share the recipe……. 😀

Georgia's Fruit Cake

Georgia’s Fruit Cake

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. The Snail of Happiness
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 04:23:56

    The world is full of ‘freaks’ like us. I saw the advert… even here in the UK… via social media. Amazing how divorced from reality marketing executives are!
    November in the UK means we’ll only be a bit freaky when we eat tonight: homegrown salad leaves, and sweet chilli sauce mostly homegrown. Roll on the summer, I say, when we can be 100% freaky!!!

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