While in Adelaide recently we went to the Port Adelaide Sunday markets. I love going to these and finding treasures.
I have wanted a decent sized teapot for some time now as I only had a vintage aluminium one, and I was a bit concerned about using it. I found this brown English beauty in one of the stalls. It holds six cups.
Phil is a fan of vintage Fire King kitchen ware. He was so pleased to find some to add to our collection. They are a favourite of mine too.
Lastly I found a soap saver. I already have one of these but it is not in as good condition as the one pictured. Put velvet soap in the mesh section and wash the dishes the old fashioned way. You need to watch out though as the dishes get very slippery.
I made Annabel's banana cake. Look at the size of this cake, and I halved the recipe! I substituted the milk/lemon for yoghurt, and iced with chocolate icing.
You really MUST bake this cake!
Recently the electricity was out for quite a few hours. We had a storm go through and also maintenance done on the line.
We did have lights as they are solar powered, but we needed the generator going to help out.
The cord going to the house.
This is what it looked like inside with cords running everywhere.
I had washing to do that couldn't wait. There was enough power to wash and spin but not to drain the machine. So I had to wait until the power was back on to drain the water.
Some quick thinking to heat up some pies for my son who always comes home for lunch. I had taken pies out of the freezer and luckily the fire was on so I could heat them up. I become resourceful and felt like I was back in the olden days lol!
I had run out of bread to make sandwiches.
I put the pies on top of the stove at about 10.30 and by lunch time they were perfect to eat.
Spring is near.
We are having more nice warm sunshiny days.
A beautiful sunrise we had recently.
Knitting while travelling.
I am making booties for my new grandchild due in January 2016.
While we were away the girls laid three dozen eggs. It is great that they are laying again. Wont be long and we will have broody girls to put some fertile eggs under.
We sell excess eggs to cover the cost of feed.
I found these in an op shop recently. A Suzanne Grae green jumper and a vintage sheet.
I have a vision to make pretty table napkins from this.
A visit to my parents again and this is what I brought home. Two bags of organic plain flour and two coconuts.
I mentioned on the Down to Earth Forum about this gift my grandmother made for me thirty five years ago when I got married the first time.
It is one of my special treasures. It is getting a bit tired and worn from use. I keep my bits and pieces of jewelry in it.
And look what I found out in the shed. I have been drooling over Annabels pretty bottles like the one in this post. And then I remembered these I had found years ago. Unfortunately they dont have the stoppers. Does anyone know where I could get some? Otherwise I will use corks.
I picked these off our trees when I got home.
Four ice cream containers of quandongs (wild peaches). Like other fruit, I stew them up with sugar and water. Definitely need sugar to eat these as they can be quite sour.
First dessert in my new dish. Annabel's golden syrup pudding. So simple and easy, go here for the recipe.
My baby tomato plants I planted before going away.
I am hoping to post more on this blog. Thank you for being patient with me while I get it up and running.