We thoroughly enjoyed El Caballo Blanco(Dance of the White Stallion) on Saturday. Unfortunately we were not permitted to take any photo’s during the show :o( But afterwards we snuck out back to have a nosy and found them having a wash down…
Such beautiful animals!
Sunday was a lazy sort of a day:o) after Church we had a roast lunch at DH’s Mum and Dad’s and later on DH took me out for a hot chocolate at The Tawhiti Cafe…
The decoration on the drinks resembles our local mountain!
Sunday evening I spent some time making a journal cover for a friends birthday(see previous post).
During the past week I made my yearly batch of Cucumber Pickle and thought I might share the recipe with you…
4-6 cups of finely diced or minced telegraph cucumber
4 medium onions
1/4 cup salt
2 cups white vinegar
3 cups of sugar
1 red pepper and 1/2 a green pepper
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp dry mustard
Chop or mince onion and cucumber(I use a food processor), put in a dish and sprinkle with the salt and leave for approx 45 minutes .
Then drain off all the liquid(discard the liquid), and pour into a pot, add the vinegar and all the seeds, boil for 3 minutes.
Then add the sugar tumeric, dry mustard and the finely diced red and green pepper and boil for a further 5 minutes.
Thicken with 2-3 tbsp of cornflour mixed with a little extra vinegar.
Put into clean jars and cover.
This pickle is a firm favourite in our home and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like it!
Until next time keep smiling…
PS Happy Valentines Day!