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Tootling around Bruns…

On our recent weekend at Brunswick Heads in coastal northern New South Wales, we went to the beach and saw Nippers …

Nippers at Brunswick Heads

Our potential surf lifesavers start training young

… to the river and saw a happy dog strolling along …

Dog on river at Brunswick Heads

“I’m bored with that blow-up island”

… admired the catch …

Man with catch on Bruns river

“Yes, this is my ironing board .. and the problem is?”

… cycled to the Nature Reserve and visited the feral chooks …

Chooks at Brunswick Heads

Now, this is free range!

… and enjoyed the delightful soft bark of lovely paperbarks:

Genus Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae, mostly endemic to Australia

Genus Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae, mostly endemic to Australia


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Greek meets Thai

A culinary triumph last night: cooked chicken strips in peanut oil, then added chopped shallots and a concoction of 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1 tabsp of lime juice and a finely chopped kaffir lime leaf. That was the Thai part.
Then I threw together a salad of Ron’s lettuce leaves, quartered grape tomatoes, sliced home-baked capsicum, sundried tomatoes and crumbled organic Lemnos feta cheese. That’s pretty Greek I reckon.
Put the two together in a large bowl and served up. Yum! (bit surprised that it worked actually). And we had all the ingredients without a special shopping trip. (Keeping kaffir lime leaves in a zip-lock bag in the freezer ensures a reliable supply of moist leaves).


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