Friday, 12 April 2013

Autumn Harvest

I've been wanting to do a post on my latest Autumn Harvest but we are having heaps of trouble getting any service from Optus and when we do it only lasts for a short time........plenty of coverage at 2am in the morning but this gal need her sleep!!   So today I've driven around to our little cottage, have turned on the sprinkler and hope to get a couple of posts done before our guests arrive later this afternoon.
The Garden is looking very pretty with the beautiful Autumn colors and as I sit here the little birds are dashing in and out of the sprinkler....... and into their bird bath..........
Lots of sunny days with highs of between 22C and 28C have seen the Autumn harvest extended.
Unfortunately its been to dry to plant out seeds so there's not much coming through for the next month or so, I have been preserving and freezing alot of produce so we will enjoy some of our own produce, just not fresh.
ERK .... over the summer break I did enjoy lazing on the couch under the air-con reading and watching TV, it was much too hot to go out walking so ....yep you guessed it a few extra kilos have appeared and have to go!!
Now first of all I thought of a health retreat.....maybe the Golden Door...I deserve it !! well until I saw the price and decided I could plan my own health retreat and save myself heaps........
My morning walks are shared with the local wildlife, a black wallaby or magpie....
Alfred and Lucy too!
Breakfast on the veranda, cereal & yogurt........the Aldi coffee machine is packed away.(was so nice with thick toast, butter and marmalade!!
And to get that retreat feel I have a shower outside with the dogs watching, waiting with a stick!
There is of course another reason why I had to get moving ......Hubby's been working on his Abs(beergut) HaHa..... but guess what ? his lost quite a bit and is making me feel like a lazy slob....
Ok now for the best way to loose weight......don't go to the dentist when you know you should and then one day when you least expect it BAM the pain starts and you can't get an appointment for a week and you can't eat anything but yogurt cause your mouths too sore!!!
Yes you may laugh appointment is on Wednesday so another 4 days of strawberry yogurt and white wine.......that gets me to sleep!!
A couple of days ago when I could eat I finally made some zucchini and corn fritters, I served them with some steamed veggies and salad of rocket,cucumber and tomato.
Zucchini and Corn fritters.
In a bowl grate 2 zucchini, add small can of corn or fresh if you are lucky to have some, add a beaten egg, chopped herbs that you like and a couple of tablespoons of besan flour (chick pea flour).
I also added a chopped onion fried with garlic and cumin. Mix together.
Fry on hot skillet with olive oil .
Also nice cold the next day in a wrap with salad and Greek yogurt.
Joining with V.G and her Thursday Garden Gobbles.


  1. Beautiful veggies!
    Those fritters do look good!
    Happy Gardening!
    Lea's Menagerie

    1. Thanks Lea, the fritters did taste good so I will certainly be making them again.

  2. Good luck with your weight loss. I'm doing it too. Those fritters look good, I often make something similar for my kids. I don't have much producing in my garden at the moment either... but hopefully in a few weeks.

    1. Thanks VG, Hoping i can stick to the diet and when I reach my goal going to buy myself some new winter boots!!

  3. I do like a good fritter - I make zucchini fritters and corn fritters but I've never thought to combine the two. Your walks sound lovely and so much more relaxing that my 'Bodycombat' classes at the gym....

    1. Those Bodycombat classes sound interesting, are the classes held down the road from bunnings? my daughter does boxercise there and is incredibly fit!


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