What's a girl to do with yet another bunch of bananas? I didn't think it was possible to run out of baskets (I love my baskets and I have a few, okay, it is more than a few!) but every basket I own is filled with bananas and they are ripening one by one.
As soon as they ripen the bananas disappear. The twins have not spotted these two yellow ones!
Not as many limes this year after last season's prolific harvest but there are still enough to pick, slice and squeeze to add to salad dressings or to squeeze over the chicken before it goes into the oven to roast. Or to add to a cake recipe for an extra zing!
This is lemon myrtle yoghurt, lime and coconut cake. Absolutely delicious! My invention so if you want the recipe just ask - you could substitute lemon but lemon myrtle makes it extra special. It's an Australian bush food and one of my favourite flavours.
My local supermarket sells lemon myrtle yoghurt in 500 gram tubs. Buy in bulk I say! Much better value for money but seriously half a kilo of Hastings Valley's Lemon Myrtle and Honey yoghurt is way too much temptation. It really is an Australian indulgence! Now I did add a good dollop to the cake batter but ......
I couldn't help myself!
I have now purchased a lemon myrtle bush (it is the leaves that produce the scent not fruit!) and I also have powdered lemon myrtle in the fridge. I'm thinking of adding it to beeswax to make a wood polish. Anyone tried this? I used to buy an all natural commercial lemon myrtle furniture polish but I loved the scent so much I became addicted to polishing and used the tub up in record time, the furniture wasn't even dusty! I even used the polish to shine and condition my favourite leather boots and during autumn and winter took the scent with me when I went into town. I could hear people asking 'Can you smell lemon?' as I stood in queues at the checkout!
I just love these pair of wine goblets. There were only two but at 50 cents each I was not leaving them behind. The stack of plates were $5. They will make lovely dessert plates.
Although it is autumn, it is still warm enough to swim. This is where we were yesterday! Oh the joys and exhilaration of swimming in chemical free water in a beautiful natural setting. It just happens to be my home - I am so blessed.
With love and joy,