Sunday, 24 March 2013

Easter Lily

Our block is one that has been subdivided from a 150 year old property, The Mount.  I just love at the end of March when these little spikes pop their heads through the ground and blossom into a patch of vibrant pink lilies.  Originating from South Africa they are very common around towns established in the mid 1800's.  Perhaps the first settlers brought the bulbs out with them.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Amish Potato Bag

My daughter arrived back from her trip to the USA.  I am so intrigued with the Amish and was very envious that she was going to Pennsylvania to visit.  I asked her to bring me a little something back from there.  She brought me this Microwave Potato Bag (very interesting that the Amish make these, but don't have electricity for microwaves)  It is amazing.  It makes the most fluffy soft potatoes I have ever done in the microwave.  Might get out the machine and make some for gifts.