Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hello Autumn!

On Saturday night we put our clocks back an hour and right on cue, the temperature has started indicating that the seasons they are a-changing. My office attire today included a warm scarf, jersey and All Blacks hat.

The garden is getting wintery. The yellow flower below is the artichoke plant indicating that it's time to harvest. These are the 'under ground' jerusalem artichoke, very good for keeping the blood sugar under control. The flavour is a 'love em or hate em' kind of thing. I find them quite delish, roasted and salted (then again.. you could roast and salt an old sock and it probably would be fab).
I've just submitted my Photovoice assignment and now the afternoon is packed with Sana stuff. April is usually quite nutty as people spend up to celebrate the new financial year. We did our spending in March, in anticipation of this :D

Lunch today was my 'go to' meal - an omelette. I peered into the fridge, saw the organic eggs and was inspired.

When travelling, I eat omelette a lot, because I can only handle croissant for breakfast and sandwiches or sausages for lunch for so long. I discovered in Prague they do a thing called 'omelette with herbs' which is what I made today. It's just got a few fresh herbs in there (chives, basil, thyme) and some salt. I even managed to flip it without turning it into scrambled eggs.
I garnished with a bit of avocado and... an espresso, just to complete the 'I'm in Europe' effect.

On the quake front, there have been an alarming lack of aftershocks. I say 'alarming' because I prefer a lot of small ones, rather than a rest and then a 'making up for it' rattler. Fingers crossed that this calm will continue. I've got out-of-town visitors showing up soon (for that exciting event I've been hinting at.. no, not a wedding..) and I don't want to have a house full of wide-eyed quake newbies. Perhaps I should stock up on the valerian and rescue remedy, just in case.


  1. Anonymous1:34 pm

    I am so excited about the colder weather! I missed wearing socks ;)
    Also, that omelet looks so beautiful, you did a fine job. Do you make espresso in your house?

  2. Why yes, I have a Saeco Royal Espresso Deluxe. This is not a luxury but an actual necessity of life. ;)

  3. I keep forgetting that you're on the other side of the world! I'm waiting for winter to END. I'm so sorry that things are still so scary there. :( I imagine that it's going to take a long time before people really feel safe again.


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