Airdried fruit is the best

Choc-chilli mango haystacks

Food is not my usual blog topic, but I couldn’t resist sharing these quick healthy treats with you. Today I had to take a dessert a friend’s house for lunch. This was an opportunity to spread the word about the wonderful air dried fruit my brother and his wife produce. For this recipe I used their airdried mango, kiwi fruit and papaya. The health benefit airdried fruit is that they don’t use sulphur dioxide in the drying process.

To the finely chopped dried fruit I also added shredded coconut. This was then mixed into,2 blocks of melted dark chocolate. I then spooned small haystacks onto a lined tray and topped with lime zest, chilli flakes and coarse sea salt before refrigerating for 30 minutes. This made 12 stacks. They transported really well.

I found the recipe in Ellie Bullen’s book The Global Vegan.

Thursday Doors

Chris the owner of the Quarterdeck Bar, was a stalwart of support for the residents of Tilba Tilba during the summer bushfires. Now the pandemic, its great to see he stil has the energy and drive to give the boatshed a new lick of paint, before the next summer holiday season.

Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW, Australia

 

FTOD – Monday 31 August

 

FOTD – Monday 31 August

Connection

Connecting with the natural world, helps me through difficult times.

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Little Pied Cormorant, drying off at Narooma Town Wharf

I have had a Canon Macro 100mm 1:28 lens in the cupboard for several years and hardly used it.  Previous attempts to master it were disappointing. So the challenge for the coming weeks is to improve my photography using this lens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

FOTD – Saturday 29 August

FOTD – Saturday 29 August

Water

I spent a couple of mornings earlier this month watching the moon set over the water, from the comfort of my bed.  I finally crawled out from under the doona and captured this photo. The next full moon is September 2nd and the days are getting warmer, so no excuses.

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