You would be forgiven for thinking, if you live in Dunedin New Zealand, that you had teleported to a town in the Northern hemisphere and were in for a winter Christmas. We have had weeks of rain, wind and hail.
Today was supposed to be the start of summer, instead I packed a scarf for work this morning. However, as it was also the start of December we had the start of the festivities at work to warm our hearts.
Christmas bake-off brought out the creativity (and the laziness of people like me who chose to sample instead).
Like some kind of cheese junkie I was feeling nauseous due to a cheese craving. I am tucking into a lovely cheese sandwich but will have to suffer the consequences in silence. Mr Pigalina has told me I can eat cheese as long as he doesn’t hear any complaints about my sore belly.
Curse you, you delicious substance.
Tonight I went to a workshop on substitutes for dairy products (run by Nibl). That homemade almond milk was delish – see ya later shop bought soy! I am planning on making the macadamia nut ricotta over the Easter break, and perhaps the coconut milk yoghurt. Yum.
If you are after some free berries there are thousands to be found in Island Park Reserve. I have had a few, despite Mr Pigalina’s protests that they will have dog wees on them. Just do as I do, and pick the ones out of leg-cocking range.
Short dated, delicious, Fig Rolls for about 1/6 the usual price? Don’t mind if I do. 3 packets.