Something seems to have happened with the last WordPress (or Firefox) update, and I am having trouble uploading images. I have several lovely ones to share with you, thanks to our weekend in the country with family for Easter. Alas, you will have to make do with an old one, which seems to upload just fine.
The kids had a lovely time over Easter catching up with cousins and eating chocolate, as well as enjoying the huge box of Lego that lives at Nanna and Poppa’s house. There are a few more days left of the school holiday before they head on back to school.
The weather has turned cooler here in the evenings in Melbourne, and last night we had the first casserole of the season – Kangaroo Stew – followed by delicious Bread and Butter Pudding. Yummy!
I have not cooked much with Kangaroo, but I have to say it is just fantastic meat. Not only is it a very lean, healthy red meat, (which is easy to overcook but lovely if you get it right) but it is wonderful for the environment. Kangaroos are of course perfectly suited to our dry climate, and don’t damage the environment in the way that introduced farm animals do with their hooves. They do not require any clearing of land, nor maintaining of fences. They need no drenching nor vaccinations. Best of all, in comparison to cows and sheep, they do not produce much methane – a greenhouse gas (read all about it here and here). Kangaroo meat is readily available in supermarkets here and apparently it tastes like venison, slightly gamey – I couldn’t vouch for it, as I have never tasted venison. In my limited experience, it makes a great hearty meal, cooked with things you would traditionally pair with beef.
More random and unrelated news, Kirsten of Tollipop is having an amazing giveaway of some of her beautiful paintings, to mark her one year blogging anniversary. If you have not seen the beautiful people that she creates, pop on over and have a look.
Hopefully I will get the image thing sorted out soon, (with a lot of help from the in house technical support, otherwise known as Mr Matching Pegs, Luke) so that I can show you progress on my painting which I have worked on a little more lately.