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.
After such a long drought, it’s wonderful to see the paddocks with so much feed for our speckle cattle. My grandsons still in school uniforms, are helping to round up these stragglers so the can join the main herd.
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.
Connecting with the natural world, helps me through difficult times.
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.
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.