Saturday, February 28, 2009

Our Pizza Oven

I do love my pizza oven. The oven goes up to 320°C which is great for pizza. We have made Indian Naan bread, lots of pizza and calzone so far.

This calzone worked a treat with a ratatouille with mozzarella and fontina cheese. The oven is gas fired but comes with a smoke box which was great for pizza.

Pizza Oven Vegi Calzone Vegi Calzone

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rain, rain, rain

Within one week we have gone from 38°C heat to solid days of rain, central heating and 10°C. I had predicted that once the tank was plumbed in that we would have a 5 year drought but gladly I was wrong :) I think we have had 5 days of rain now and we have small streams running by our house down the garden.

On the news we currently have fires and floods in Australia. The weather is very strange...

Check out the red level indicator on the side of the tank though!! Yippee.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Blooming marvellous

Nearly there
Originally uploaded by Mistress B
Warm from the sun, plump and bursting with tangy, acid sweetness ... is there anything better than a home-grown tomato? I think not, hence all the sweat, toil and money than has been ploughed into our vegetable patch.
But it has all been worthwhile. We have an enormous crop of (green) tomatoes just waiting for another week or two of sunshine to turn red and flood us with more tomatoes than we know what to do with. Plus the rhubarb is going mental, although also yet to turn red, the zucchini (that's courgette for you Poms) has lots of flowers but no fruit just yet, the leeks are growing tall and the herb garden on the balcony is lush with basil, parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram and even lemongrass.
I love having a garden again!

Asparagus Weirdo Rhubarb
Rhubarb Tomatoes! Leeks
Herb garden Tomatoes and rhubarb