Thursday, 21 November 2013

summer time and the living is easy

Summer time and the  living is  easy.  Certainly lunch was easy.  A roll from the freezer, some cold beef and some salad and some summer fruit.

In my delivery this week were rockmelon, mango, peaches and nectarines.  I probably would not buy them till a bit later in the season, but they looked wonderful.  The peaches and the nectarines were firm but have now ripened.  The nectarines are  not at their best yet, but were a welcome change.

I enjoy apples but find them boring and I look forward to eating lots of summer fruit..  I have been eating small Pink Lady apples which have had a good year, but I was pleased to see a  change in the variety of fruit in the order.

It was my friend's actual birthday, the same big one as mine was, and he came for lunch.  I kept my present till yesterday instead of giving it to him last Saturday so he received it on the day itself.  I bought him a new leather passport holder from   Belmore Bootmakers. It was a good choice, he said, as his current holder is getting very tatty.  Have a look at  the beautiful boots which they make in an old factory near me, but sit down before you look at the prices.

I made him Thai beef salad, a favourite, and while it was not as spicy as the one I had made myself a couple of weeks  ago, it was good.  I think the chillies were milder than I had used.  I made a tiny dessert  each of a small meringue nest, a dollop of Gippsland thick cream and some banana and passionfruit.  He brought a bottle of Brown Bros Ruby Moscato which goes well with spices and curries.  It was a pleasant meal and afternoon.

Passionfruit?  I remembered Dad's wonderful passionfruit vines wherever he was living.  All bore prolifically and we would pick several at a time as a snack.  The two I used yesterday were $1.50 each.

I totted up the snacks after school at that price.  Ridiculous.

Still no knitting.  My left shoulder has been very painful and I have been very careful with my posture not to put pressure on it.  My right hand is swollen and puffy and today I can almost not move the thumb and other joints are painful to touch.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and will have a discussion with him about medication.  This seems like a real flare of it, not  just the usual aches and pains from time to time.


2paw said...

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high!!!
Oh, yes, Summer fruit is a welcome change, I have been eating lots of kiwi fruit, they are sweet. That Ruby Moscato is delicious!!!
Sounds like a perfect present and a lovely lunch. We share a vine of passionfruit with next door, but here it is lemons that are $2 EACH.
I am sorry to read you are poorly, I hope the doctor can suggest something helpful for your aches and pains flaring up.

Lynne said...

Some lovely footwear and the prices aren't too bad for handmade items. But at those prices I'd be so precious about getting them wet or dirty!