One of my favourite events took place on Saturday - our local flea market held by the CFA (Country Fire Authority). Living in a high bushfire risk area, this is one cause I am always pleased to support. Each year it promises to be a fun outing and the tweens enjoy it too..usually disappearing the moment we get there, purses burning with loose change and friends to meet up with.
This brings forth no complaints from me, it is so nice to be able to walk through the 'treasure' and pick it over, buying a piece here and there and then sitting in the shade with a cool drink while waiting for the tweens to return, hot, tired and full of treats.
This year I was pretty excited to find an old, battered suitcase. I just love these kinds of old cases and after going several times to the Suitcase Rummage last year, I have been finding myself on the lookout for cases full of character to transport my goods in. I think I found such character in this little case, I really do.known brand pressure cooker that I bought for less than a cup of coffee with a friend! Really, all I wanted to do was take it home and try it out but it was a total shock to find out the value of the equipment I had on my hands!
It seems to work fantastically too..even for the nervous amateur such as myself. The deal maker was that it had the instruction books with it and it was all packed up in it's original box. I don't think I would've been game if it hadn't have been for these couple of small things.
I had never used a pressure cooker prior to yesterday. However! I can see myself becoming a total convert! Rice in five minutes? Are you kidding me? Succulent beef korma curry in under 40 minutes? Get out of town!! This shiny, barely used pot blew me away...not literally of course, thank goodness!
Do you have any advice for a newbie with a pressure cooker to get her going on the right track?
Hubby's special breakfast is a regular feature on the weekend...
He has the production line down to a fine art now.
The teen has attempted her first tie dye garment.
Remember those chicks that hatched over Christmas/New Year? You wouldn't recognise them now..
Barnevelders - 8 weeks
I've lost track of which were the dark and which were the light ones..oh well. We do have one adolescent crow happening at times, which I was relieved to discover was not actually an animal in pain as it very much sounded like..
Backyard crosses - 5 weeks
The tween has a tomato grown from saved seed of a big pink variety. Any ideas? We haven't sliced it yet, and have two others just like it. I am looking forward to trying it out, maybe tonight! Brandywine, perhaps?
What would the last weekend of summer be without a cooling paddle in an icy cold stream?
Hoping you're enjoying the changing of the seasons out there. :)