Thursday, 29 November 2012

Vietnamese Coleslaw


This is (one of) my latest favourite foods - Vietnamese style coleslaw (as opposed to coldsore which is what I thought coleslaw was called when I was a kid!).

All picked fresh from the garden - cabbage, carrot, shallots, Vietnamese mint, coriander, mint.
Then mix up the dressing:
* 2 tbsp lime juice
* 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
* 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
* 1 - 2 tbsp brown sugar
* pinch salt
* clove of crushed garlic
* 1 hot chilli (optional)

I have also been wrapping this salad up in rice paper rolls - yum! Unfortunately the cabbages are coming to an end for this season...I wonder what else i could put this dressing on? Cucumbers perhaps....

I have also been picking a bit of beetroot and recently made this yummy Indian pickle (recipe courtesy of an Indian restaurant in London - via Liz and Claire).  

As you can see I am no food photographer .
(Also unless you like it very hot I would put in only 1 tsp of chilli.)

This is my favourite song for this week....rock n roll... 

I love the passion in his voice....
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Saturday, 10 November 2012

River Fest too


The kids have been having a river festival of their own down at the waterhole this week.  With Trisso they have set up a little world - with a harbour, roads, helicopter pads, a garage, bridges etc.
 (Sunny is the fire brigade! )

I believe this is the true business of childhood and it makes me feel good to see them do it. 

Not much swell today!
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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

River Festival

Fi and I were lucky enough to be a part of the Samba-Soul dance parade at the Bello River festival.  It was hot, sweaty, feathery fun.  The drumming was fantastic and all the women beautiful.  It combined four of my favourite things - dancing, making new friends, getting dressed up (green feathers, tulle and fishnets) and music.  Yippee.  (I felt a bit tired, sore and dishevelled on Sunday though)

You can see some amazing photos of the day and parade over here...

(I forgot my camera so have no photos of my own)

This next clip is of Didjital  (Big O is on the drums).  You can see us sitting in the audience (me, sunny, granny, Liz, Freya, Jen...)