Monday, March 27, 2017

Local Farmers Markets

Three years ago this July our suburb organized our local Farmers Markets after the Residents Association had a "suggestion clothesline" where you wrote something down on a piece of paper you wanted in our suburb and then you pegged it on the clothesline.  Here is a link to the post where I talked about it back in 2014.  At the top of the list was a Farmers Market and five months after the suggestion the Farmers Markets commenced and the profits from the rent of the stall holders goes back into our local community.  I'm pleased to say that the markets are still going strong.  As it's on a Sunday we usually don't get to it that often because we have football games to attend to.  There is an area underneath the trees with tables and lots of people were sitting down having breakfast listening to the music.  Here's a couple of pics from yesterday.

I bought some tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil and roasted these in the oven and then pureed for a tasty pasta sauce.

I also made this tasty granola this week for breakfasts.

Two jars ready for the week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Around Here

Here's what's been happening around here over the past month.

The most beautiful sunset from my back yard. No filter just beautiful Mother Nature.

Backyard views over the clothesline.

Brisbane city from Mt Cootha Lookout.

Sienna turned 11 on the 27th February.

The new bike she got for her birthday.

We still love a quick Freddo Ice Cream cake around here.

Doing tricks on his bike.

24 hours at the hospital and surgery on his finger (not related to bike tricks).  He got his finger caught in a door at school and it was pretty serious.  We got to the hospital at 11.30 am and surgery was 10.30 pm that night out of recovery at 2.00 am and back to the ward.  We were both exhausted.

A game of chess at the dining table.

Family pic for Sienna's birthday.  I can't get over how tall the kids are getting at 13 and 11.

Sienna's crafting making a bracelet with her name on it.

The finished name bracelet.

Dinner was delicious... home made crumbed chicken the healthy way