So today we went to Koala Park at Castle Hill. Couldn't face the zoo - it'd have been too full on for all of us. Koala Park is a funny place. Hasn't been updated since 1973, even the jokes of the guy doing the shearing demonstration were lurking around 1981 somewhere. Still the animals were beautifully looked after and it was a diverting and stunningly expensive way to spend the morning.
We came home via Dural/Galston and stopped at a roadside stalls to pick up some fruit and veg. Quite a lot as it happens.
As soon as I got home I got started cooking. First on the list was tomato sauce. I used the roma tomatoes with a kilo of my home grown heirloom ones, along with home grown carrots, basil, onions and garlic. Even the red wine vinegar I used was made by dad.
Heirloom carrots and home grown basil...
Right now the tomato sauce is cooking in the oven and the house smells divine. I'm really really proud of it. Food miles for the roma tomatoes is about 10kms, and other than the salt, pepper and oil, I grew the rest of it. Very chuffed.
As for the rest of it. I'm planning peach brandy, nectarine liqueur, strawberry jam and nectarine jam. Well, if they all don't get eaten first. :)