That wasn't necessarily bad. Milford Sound in the rain is especially spectacular: hundreds of enchanting temporary waterfalls and no evil sandflies.
As it's unusual to have overseas family here in summer, we are still eating it up in style. Last night I made bacon-wrapped asparagus. Then, as my sister is cheesaholic, we attacked it with mozarella. I wouldn't say this is the most healthy blog recipe, but it's a fun side dish and won't mess up your blood sugar. Low carbers or keto-dieters, go for it. The rest of you, just exercise a little dignified restraint and there will be no waistline-related regrets.
Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Asparagus
Low carb, gluten-free, grain-free
Steam the asparagus shoots until just tender then wrap each in a rasher of streaky bacon. I used Havoc Pork free-range, and one rasher did two asparaguses (asparagi?). I found that stretching the pork made I go further and prevented 'spring back' once it was placed in the oven pan.
If you want a lower fat version, this recipe also works with prosciutto.
Once all shoots are wrapped, place in the oven at about 180C and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the bacon is to your liking (crispy is my preferred bacon style).
Sprinkle with cheese and grill for a few minutes.
I can actually hear the sighs. Go on, you know you want to.