We arrived on the island March 7, met with Kim and Spud, who left us fabulous bread rolls, pickles, and beetroot. The veggie garden planted by Fionna and Mick, who were here for the summer, is so lush there is no room for me to plant anything yet except for a few herbs. The cherry tomatoes are as sweet as candy. I’m getting creative with pumpkin – roasted, a soup, and a pie.
The rolls gave me a break. I made yogurt with the Easy Yo kit the first day we were here Tim gave it his seal of approval. We had grilled cheese and tomatoes on those rolls for lunch. We grilled lamb chops, ratatouille, and mashed potatoes for our first meal on the island and topped it off with two bottles of home brew.
We finally came to an agreement about our alcohol needs this trip. We brought one bottle of wine for each of our birthdays and may have to drink some of the home brew that is here. Someone snuck and additional bottle of wine in our food boxes and that was a nice surprise.
I made a batch of currant scones on March 8, which we shared with a kayaker and had with morning tea. Lunch was lamb sandwiches with carrots and a piece of chocolate to top it off. Dinner was a roast chicken, with roasted veggies and a fresh garden salad, followed by some more Tim tams. I microwaved a large pumpkin and saved it for today.
Tim had his usual breakfast, I had some nuts, a banana and a scone. Lunch was chicken salad and sliced oranges. I am trying another batch of yogurt by adding warm milk to the first batch. I am making a loaf of white bread and tried the bread maker to do the first knead and rise. And a pumpkin pie is in the oven and a pumpkin mishmash soup is on the stove waiting to be blended. Tonight we’re having grilled lamb, snow peas and some of those yummy cherry tomatoes followed by pumpkin pie for dessert.