Look at those beautiful grapes, if I could make a wine that tasted just like these grapes I would be thrilled, and look at my beautiful flower, eaten by the bad bugs. But still beautiful.
This is where the guineas sleep at night. Which is fine but they set up a din in the night if anything strange strolls past and of course this fence is only a stones throw from the bedroom window. But if you do throw the stone to try and shut them up they scream at the stone as well. Last night they were wild with noise screeching and stamping, as the coyotes were very close. The dog howling was so loud that I went out with my torch twice to check the animals. I yelled back at the coyotes too and unlike the guineas they shut up the moment they hear me.
After all the chores are done in the morning. The dogs and I walk the fences, the dogs leaving their scent on all the corners to let the coyotes know where our boundaries are. Right at the end of the walk Ton is allowed to race to the porch and retrieve one of his toys from the tin jug where they live now. And we play.
The Final Sweet Chilli Sauce.
In a blender: 3 garlic cloves, 3 seeded hot red peppers, 1/2 seeded red capsicum (sweet pepper), 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 1 cup water. After you have chopped and blended, pour into saucepan with 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes. Then thicken with 1 small tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch). Jar.
The hot sauce will keep in the fridge for quite some time. I intend to make another larger and stronger batch today. The heat from this sauce dissipates reasonably quickly so I will also freeze and dry the abundant crop of peppers and make a batch whenever I want it. It comes together very fast.
Chicken given a final hot toss in this chilli sauce with pine nuts, caramelised capsicum and kale. A very good dinner.
Good morning. Time to do the milking and feed the animals. You all have a lovely day.
On this day last year – How to make a ginger-beer bug.