Saturday, March 2, 2013

Last of the Summer Fruits

It's pretty clear that summer is on its way north now. It's been raining here for the past two weeks, the temperature's dropped 5 degrees C, and we're moving in for the comfort food. I know it's been a while since I posted because I took this photo of the last peach on my tree about 3 weeks ago for the sole purpose of posting it here. Sorry for the delay. It was as gorgeous to eat as it was to look at.

Clear sunny days feel like a thing of the past, yet my partner has been finding unbelievable moments to get out for some kayaking. He's about to go away for three days paddling while I'm about to do another one of my epic bike rides - tomorrow I'm doing 110kms (probably in about 5 hours) for charity. Next week I'm off with friends to do another one of our annual rides, Loop the Lake, which will be approx 90kms (hopefully under four hours this year).

So now summer is leaving, I've planted up the garden with my favourite autumn and winter veggies - lots of leafy greens, egg plant and tomatoes (self seeded). At present I'm bringing a decently bundle of basil in each week, making pesto and freezing it. This will keep me in stock for those months we don't have basil in the garden.

I think I mentioned previously that I'm loving The Healthy Chef and here's one of her recipes I did last night - it was so gorgeous, I made it again today..
Superfood Tabouli from The Healthy Chef
 Reading Updates: I'm still going on Murakami's 1Q84, getting much closer to the end now. My main problem with this book is that I do most of my reading on the traing, and this one's just too big to carry! I've also been reading on my tablet, a kindle version of "Goodby Madam Butterfly" which is a colelction of interviews with Japanese women about love, life and sex.. I'm also nearly finished this one. So I'll do a reading post soon - promise.


Jeanie said...

Isn't pesto the best? We just had some last weekend from OUR summer last year and it was such a bright reminder of things past and to come. I am a little envious of all the summer shots on the blogs of my down under friends. We're still in snow and cold with no promise for let-up in the near future. So, time to read books (some for next year's Paris sharing, perhaps?), try new recipes and use the inside time for tidying up. Enjoy your ride -- that sounds just wonderful! We watched parts of the Ride Down Under on TV a few weeks ago and I thought of you!

Jeanie said...

Hi, Tamara,

I didn't have an email to send a thank you personally, but thanks for your nice comments on The Marmelade Gypsy -- I suspect in a few months, you'll be ready for my summer photos. Meanwhile, I'm loving that peach as a sign of things to come!