Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Things and stuff

So the weather has been a bit strange this year. This is the cumquat going in to flower in a big way while there are still fruit developing:

The smell of blossom was very nice and rather strong. The small lemon tree out the front is about to go in to flower again, but of course out of sync with this one.

I've also had another go at making Hunan-style salted chillis. This time I've grabbed a more appropriate chillis and acutally measured the salt.

Packed in to a jar:
And now to wait for it to be ready. Oh and to work out what to cook to taste these with. The method/recipe came from : Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province by Fuchsia Dunlop. I just need to choose which thing to cook.

In unrelated news, after the last carrot harvest, there were some other undeveloped carrots still left in the ground which were now ready:

Surprisingly they seem to maintain their colour even after microwaving:

Fresh and delicious!

Last but not least, the correa and lavender also seem to be enjoying this strange weather:


You'll need to click on the image to see the correa flowers more clearly. The chickens have also decided that the lavendar tastes great again. We'll see how long that lasts.

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