Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here it is if you care to try it.
2 kg apricots
360 g raisins
560 ml vinegar ( 1 pint)
2 tsp curry powder
500 g onions
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger.
make in usual way - simmer one and a half hours. Bottle. ( enjoy - all year long if you are by yourself and perhaps for a month or two if there's more of you.)
Ah well - becoming accustomed to whatever stage of life you are at takes a little getting used to and Im sure a little foolishness along the way does no harm.
Here's to week of summer fruits.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
... home again, home again, jiggety jig. That is the start of the rhyme and an apt one for travelling cattle class in turbulence. Not pleasant but flying for me is always about the destination and never the journey. And so it was we arrived in Los Angeles with no destination in mind but a whole journey ahead of us.
|On our first night we walked along Hollywood boulevard|
|just out of Santa Monica on the way to Santa Barbara and already we needed a walk along the beach ... same ocean as the one back home but different beach. A strange feeling !|
|I really liked this place for no special reason. Monterey Bay. We had Christmas here|
Dougs enthusiasm for Redwood trees took us to the tiny town of Felton
|from memory this tree is about 2000 years old - maybe older|
|a glimpse of a cable car in San Francisco|
the grand canyon left me almost but not quite speechless