Monday, April 22, 2013

Fig jam

I'm lucky to live in an area where I can buy my produce direct from the grower. At the orange food week markets on cook park yesterday I bought a tray of figs. I put plenty aside for eating fresh but also managed to have enough for a batch of fig jam. My husband loves fig jam. I don't think it will last long in this household!

If you are interested in making some fig jam, I used my general recipe of equal potions fruit to sugar, half a lemon for each 500g of fruit and I forgot the grated apple I would normally add for additional pectin. Oops!

I had it at a rolling boil for about 15mins but pulled it off a little early as I was worried about burning it (a little bit had got stuck to the bottom and was starting to give a burning smell. So it's a little more runny than I'd like but still very tasty and will disappear fast!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fog rolling in

I initially thought that the fog was lifting but was very intrigued to watch this morning that as it became light the fog was actually rolling in! So still and beautiful! Autumn is simply stunning.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring creek reservoir

Spring creek reservoir, the view out my kitchen window, was especially beautiful tonight! Unfortunately they can be seen in the photo but on the far shore was a flock of pelicans! They must be really lost to be this far west!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Novelty duck potato

We gave some potatoes from our garden to some good friends and their son found this potato in the shape of a duck! The photo was taken by my sister-in-law. We can't believe how much it looks like a rubber duckie!