Thursday, 21 November 2013
summer time and the living is easy
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.