Sunday, March 27, 2011

This week I....

Got the oven installed and working. Made a huge batch of apple preserves. made 14 bottles of worstershire sauce, helped James make apple ketchup.

I also found a good local source of soap nuts and lots of other stuff too, went to the farmers market (where we succumbed to bacon butties) and did a short supermarket trip (3 items only).

Tomorrow the boys are going to ride out to visit their friends - one at Port Chalmers (14 kilometers approx) and the other at Aramoana (lots further). They have to ride home too but we will take them to the top of the hill to give them a head start going out. The only rule (apart from road rules) is that they get back by dark and have their cell phones with them (emergencies only). This will be the first really long run they have done so will be interesting to see how they cope. It'll be interesting to see which way they come home. The short way has a huge hill, the long way has a good bike path for half the distance and is flat. Their choice :)

The photos are holiday ones from china town in Arrowtown.

viv



5 comments:

ms lottie said...

I just showed my son the pics of the shanties - cold and dark he said! It makes me realise how much on NZ I have to show him, I must start soon.

knutty knitter said...

It was a hot day and yes - cold and dark!

viv

Mickle in NZ said...

Wow to the oven installation and the oven's immediate use. Happy, hsppy is my reaction.

Would you be so kind to share your Worcestershire Sauce recipe as I love the stuff, and the level in my current bottle is getting low.

Sneding much care and manu huggles, Michelle xxxxxx, and a quietly sleeping Zebby Cat (amazement from me!)

Mickle in NZ said...

And one day I will properly proof read my writing!

Still sending huggles, Michelle xxxx

knutty knitter said...

I'll put it on the blog for you. It is basically just the one from the Edmons cookbook with a number of alterations.

viv