Saturday, March 17, 2007

Aside : help! swan plants needed

We have so many monarch butterfly caterpillars that they are devouring the swan plants faster than we can replace them. It's a real battle to keep one step ahead.

Aside : more on monarch butterflies

We were really lucky to catch them just after they hatched while they sat on the swan plants opening and closing their wings waiting for the wings to harden up.

Roast lamb

Janssens had a special on lamb so we lashed out (a very rare treat) and bought a leg of lamb. We took some rosemary from the garden, cut it into short sticks, cut holes in the skin and stuck in the pieces (so they stuck out vertically).

Cooked in the oven for about 3 hours at 180 degrees C.

Luxury. In all senses of the word.

Aside : garden harvest

Summer is almost over and it's time to bring in the harvest. In no particular order, a selection - fresh and organic and yummy! -

Tomatoes, beans and butter beans
Red and normal cabbage and celery
Red cabbage cut in half - look at those amazing patterns
Peppers (capsicums) and tomatoes

Monday, March 12, 2007

Picasa Web Album

All the pictures are now in one place right here.